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George Osborne’s ‘northern powerhouse’ project will devastate whole cities
Ukip looks hilarious. But soon we won’t be laughing
Jon Cruddas: this could be the greatest crisis the Labour party has ever faced
NHS England chief: cash shortages could hit plans for seven-day health service
Worried about education? Get stuck in and change it
Retail price inflation stays under 1%
Increasing pressure on older carers
Reform of executives' performance pay
Crown Estate to pay Living Wage
Co-op Group to continue political support
Tories won donations battle in election run-up
Papers for the meeting on 1 June.
‘There for you ‘ are once again launching the School Uniform Grant programme for 2015.
Saturday 6 June in Newcastle.
In London on 20 June 2015
Tories take power after general election
City bonuses boost earnings growth
Unemployment dips by 35,000 in first quarter
Factory output slows at beginning of 2015
Tory Party resumes its attack on unions
The big lie of economic success may still not save the Tories
'Secret' Tory plans for £8bn in welfare cuts exposed by Danny Alexander
GPs are exhausted, A&E is overrun and hospitals are broke. What went wrong?
Young people on Milibrand: did Brand's interview with Miliband work?
Ed Miliband says NHS faces a £2bn deficit in 2015
Meet the invisibles – the wealthy and powerful at the heart of the Tory party
Labour reveals North East health trusts set to overspend by tens of millions of pounds
Economy slows in first quarter of year
Blacklisted rep in tribunal victory
Top executives enjoy £1m a year packages
Women still face back-to-work barriers
Unequal treatment to end at airport security
Union reps' meetings qualify as working time
Recession rich: Britain's wealthiest double net worth since crisis
Life at the sharp end: five families hit by five years of austerity
How the Tories dehumanise low-paid families – or should I say ‘benefit units’
Foodbank set up at Newcastle hospital after financial burden facing parents of premature children worsens
Handsome rewards in executive packages
Epilepsy in workplace
Richard Desmond's UKIP donation
Nationwide says 'pay up' on Living Wage
Union official to head taskforce in Scotland
New qualification right on adoption leave
Strike over Tata Steel's pension closure?
Newsletter and agenda for the meeting on 12 May.
Islamic Diversity Centre (North East) to Hold Ground Breaking Conference on Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
Winners in April 2015
Papers for the meeting on 11 May.
Obama officially asks Congress to remove Cuba off terror list
Professional Development Workshops in June and July.
11 May - A lively discussion of first-hand experiences and legal opinion to launch the Colombian Caravana delegation report.
Unemployment dips below 1.84 million
Turbans in workplace
CWU gets new gen sec
Earnings data provide little relief
Black and Asians hit by casualisation of work
Whistleblowing case — public interest ruling
2010 and now
March and Rally in Newcastle on Saturday 2 May.
Wednesday 29 April at Magnesia Bank, North Shields
Volunteering at Glastonbury Festival 2015.
Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker takes part in interview for new anti-racism film.
More union bashing from Tories if they win
Inequalities among ethnic minority people
Factory output slows at start of 2015
Ambulance staff are stressed out
Inflation dips under 1%
Ashington, 25 April
This training is being offered to Unison stewards who may be approached by victims and / or perpetrators of DVA for information and support in the workplace.
The Conference on 24 March instructed UNISON's negotiators to formally submit an additional NJC pay claim for 2015/16.
Employment law changes in April
Compensation scheme an 'unholy mess'
Tory claim on tax rubbished
Living Wage successes
Tory backers named and shamed
Balance of payments - record deficit
Executives in the £1m-a-year pay club
Economic growth is revised upwards
UNISON can appeal over tribunal fees
Call for public inquiry into blacklisting
A promise to end zero-hours contracts
Industrial action at Windsor Castle
Austerity has led to mental health issues
The Women’s Network has produced this manifesto for you to use with those seeking your vote in May’s elections. It is based on the main concerns of UNISON women in the region.
World Book Night is 23rd April and to coincide with the event we are promoting the Six Book Challenge. Why not take the opportunity to read books that you would never normally read? Also we have a selection of books including quick reads which would be a quick way to try out a book?
Unison is launching this exciting challenge which is run by the Reading Agency to encourage our reading habit.
Papers for the meeting on 13 April.
11 July 2015
7 June 2015
Winners in March 2015
Millionaire says Living Wage 'irrelevant'
Food and furniture prices cut inflation
Changes to inflation's shopping basket
Downside to being an agency worker
Wealth gap as wide in Scotland as GB
Blacklister stitched up
Take-home pay growth
Labour pledges to end dependency on food banks with welfare reforms
Labour, drop the benefits doublespeak and let’s hear your underdog-whistle
16 North-East colleges unite to fight 'devastating' funding cuts
After killing off Margaret Thatcher in the controversial comedy Maggie's End, Ed Waugh presents an anti-cuts comedy that shows there is an alternative to austerity.
Discount for UNISON members and two UNISON events.
Two day discussion leaders course.
Living standards squeeze has hit young far harder than old
Report reveals North East among worst hit by Government cuts
Labour's Jeremy Beecham says Vince Cable 'should be ashamed' of £320m RGF cash
Jeremy Hunt visits East Cleveland Primary Care Hospital to discuss facility's future
Protesters picket Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in east Cleveland
Budget 2015 — the economic background
Police infiltrated five trade unions
No joy in average weekly earnings data
Asbestos in schools
Join the rally on 28 March.
Take advantage of our last minute self-catering sale.
Gender pay gap across EU member states
Factory output up, but below pre-crisis peak
Poor mental health of 'blue light' staff
Pay and expenses for top university job
NHS members' links to private healthcare
Mergers and takeovers at record low
Jobs growth for women is in low-paid jobs
50% rise in long-term unemployment for young ethnic minority people in UK
Coalition Britain: after the teething problems, will universal credit work?
Half of single parents borrow to pay childcare costs, says charity
Gingerbread says many single-parent families under severe financial pressure, not helped by reduction in tax credit support
Iain Duncan Smith’s family values won’t help the poor
Government accused of breaking promises on NHS cancer treatment
Labour won’t let David Cameron turn the UK into little Britain
TTIP must not allow companies to sue EU countries for environmental laws, say MPs
TTIP must not allow companies to sue EU countries for environmental laws, say MPs
Committee calls for European countries to retain right to protect the environment with impunity in negotiations for EU-US trade deal
Exclusive discount for UNISON members.
Equalities Taster Session. 17 March 2015, 14.00 – 16.30.
An ERS report.
UK growth confirmed
Benefits migrant workers bring to UK
Waste of young people
More public money needed for care sector
Executive pay levels and public trust
Outsourcing of public services hits quality
Newcastle City Council passes £40m budget cuts despite protests
Gap in European funding could be 'body blow' for North East, says Labour
How Yarmouk refugee camp became the worst place in Syria
Mr Osborne’s Economic Experiment: Austerity 1945-51 and 2010- review – an elegant demolition of the chancellor’s policies
Why more men should fight for women’s rights
Almost 700,000 people in UK have zero-hours contract as main job
Figures reveal 28,000 of people in the North East on zero hour contracts for their main job
EXCLUSIVE: Plans revealed to expand Darlington and Durham A&E departments
The Branch Annual report is available along with the Agenda and nomination forms.
Saturday 28 February in Newcastle city centre.
Easter Holidays are just around the corner!
UNISON Health Plan and a free chance to win an iPad.
Missing a Living Wage
Party donations in 2014
Low paid could get 3% rise in autumn 2015
Factory output slows at end of 2014
The bishops’ letter to British politicians is a true act of leadership.
Miliband’s hands are clean, but the Rifkind and Straw sting may still hurt.
West Midlands police face swingeing cuts.
Every vote could make a difference on May 7 - and too many are being lost.
North East jobs: Almost a third of jobs in some areas paying less than living wage, says TUC.
Time is running out for voters to wake up to the Tories’ cataclysmic plans.
A cross cultural and community based approach to tackling violence against women and girls in the North East.
New limits from April
Deficit worse because of wage stagnation
End of year bonuses boost earnings data
Unemployment down below 1.9 million
Fuel and food behind lower inflation
A training course for UNISON reps. Those wanting to apply to become member reps on an LGPS Fund Board should attend this course. Knowledge of the regulations and how the scheme and funds are costed is going to be essential.
Fourteen directors on at least £20,000 a week
Tax avoidance the PwC and HSBC way
Zero-hours workers want share of bonus
Setback for shop staff over EU ruling
The session is aimed at staff thinking of taking English or Maths qualification or wanting to improve existing skills in Math and English.
Psychological impact of austerity on staff
Care crisis over cuts and pay
Disabled jobseekers face barriers
Fall in real pay
Shame of winter death toll from cold
The People's Assembly is putting on a nationwide series of 'People's Question' Times - an anti-austerity alternative to the BBC's Question Time. Each is a chance to hear and question a range of prominent perspectives on the big political topics of the day.
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To brief activists on the future development of Local Government Pension Scheme Governance and Investments.
Multi-lingual guide put online by TUC
Unity ceramics union merges with GMB
Flexibility in sickness absence policies
Economic outlook for 2015 rosier
Shop staff still face violence and threats
Another year of executive excess
An earnings measure to include self-employed?
Ukip general secretary calls for NHS to be privatised and compares it to Nazi Germany
Miliband and Cameron battleground set with 100 days to go before election
Cameron cuts, and the money is recycled to the rich
Poorest hit hardest by coalition changes, says report
Papers for the meeting on 2 February.
Lesson one from the Hinchingbrooke hospital scandal: beware the ‘mutual’
Ghost jobs, half lives: how agency workers ‘get by’ in Britain’s shadow economy
NHS cannot cope with ageing population, warns top doctor
Inside the National Gallery, a portrait of modern inequality
Durham Free School to close after inadequate rating
Crisis-hit Durham Free School to close after damning Ofsted report
Labour attacks Prime Minister David Cameron over North East unemployment
More than a quarter of North East families 'don't have enough to live on'
Free school meals
Unemployment down on both counts
Earnings growth fails to match inflation rise
How to cope with winter travel disruption
Gateshead Public Services Alliance together with community groups in Gateshead are campaigning to protect vital services from being closed or opening hours slashed.
NHS Pay Rally on Thursday 29 January 2015
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in partnership with: UNISON, Community Hubs Network and Newcastle City Council will be hosting an event on 2 February to celebrate LGBT History Month.
Saturday 7 February in Sunderland
Vauxhall Corsa offer ends 1 April 2015
Stronger enforcement call on minimum wage
November sees slower rise in factory output
Private firm cuts and runs from NHS hospital
Retail price inflation at five-year low
Tesco closes defined benefit scheme
Abandon CPI and RPI inflation measures
A&E meltdown forces thousands of operations to be cancelled
Anxious Britain will find no succour in a TV election debate
Plans to privatise child protection are moving at pace
Talks on combined authority for the North-East to take place 'very soon'
Hundreds march against NHS services cut at Hartlepool Hospital
Heat maps reveal how North East has suffered due to funding cuts
Schools Convenor's schedule of meetings with members.
NE Women’s Network consultation event.
Four out of five deterred by fees
Limit to backdated holiday pay claims
The year ahead
Fat cat Tuesday on second working day
UK's trading position worsens in autumn
Pension downside of umbrella companies
UK rail commuters hit by January rise
Training for members and reps.
You don't have to be a Rep to attend, all UNISON women members in our region are welcome.