UNISON MoneyTalk Newsletter – New Tax Year

Please find attached the UNISON MoneyTalk  Newsletter – New Tax Year, the personal finance newsletter for members of UNISON published by Lighthouse Financial Advice.  

John Duffy

Regional Affinity Manager

Eastern, Midlands, North West, North Wales, East/South/West Yorks.

Lighthouse Financial Advice

T: 01778 425433

M: 07535991722



Pay Agreement 2018/2019

Just a reminder as to the pay agreement for this financial year


Dear Branch Secretary/ Black Member ,

We have 2 important events which we would like to promote to all Black Members across the North West so please pass on this notification to the relevant members.

In UNISON, ‘Black’ – with a capital B – is used to indicate people with a shared history. ‘Black’ is used in a broad political and inclusive sense to describe people in the UK who have suffered from colonialism and enslavement in the past and continue to experience racism and diminished opportunities in today’s society.

1.North West Regional Black Members Meeting, 1 pm to 3 pm, Wednesday 1st of May at GHS Enterprise Ltd, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN.

We are providing a hot buffet so please can you confirm your attendance to A.Blundell@unison.co.uk so we are catering appropriately.

2. Black Members Training Day, Wednesday 22nd of May, Venue tbc. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your understanding of how to get involved in Unison, tackling discrimination at work , race and trade unions and developing Black leaders. Please put this in your diary and registration details will be sent out in due course.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed so please keep all receipts.

If in future you would like to receive direct emails from the NW Black Members Committee please email A.Blundell@unison.co.uk

In Solidarity

Ameen Hadi

NW Chair Black Members Committee


AFG – Care at Night, Pay us Right

Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff win pay rise after strikes


Let’s Fix Probation


UNISON North West LGBT Group Training Day

Sodexo Pay Claim

Interserve Pay Claim



Let’s Fix Probation Bulletin 2 – NAO Report findings

Pub Quiz! for Justice for Colombia, 21st March, Crown & Kettle, Manchester


Pease go to this website to sign the petition


North West Fightback: Morecambe!

We are mobilising dozens (perhaps hundreds) of members and activists from across the region to help campaign to unseat Tory MP David Morris, and hope the you can promote this event to Unison members across the North West (or anywhere within a reasonable driving distance) – and help get our candidate Lizzi Collinge, elected in Morecambe and Lunesdale. There will be speeches from Shadow Cabinet members Andrew Gwynne MP and Mike Amesbury MP, plentiful refreshments and opportunities to go out and do some campaigning on the doorstep. 

North West Fightback: Morecambe!

Where: War Memorial Hall, Church Street, Morecambe, LA4 5QD

When: 10:45am, Saturday 16th March 2019

David Morris has his head in the sand over the level of poverty in Morecambe and has publicly denied there is an issue. The area needs an MP who listens to their needs instead of claiming the roll out of Universal Credit has been a huge success.  Come and help us get rid of Morris and make Lizzi the MP!

We hope Unison can join with us to send a powerful message – David Morris does not represent the people of Morecambe & Lunesdale and its time for him to go!

Your members can let us know they are coming by RSVPing on our website, or on our regions Facebook event – and can share with other members, activists and supporters in the North West! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Yours in solidarity,


Phillip Black

Constituency Secretary – Morecambe & Lunesdale Labour Party




Dear Unison Member,

It has been another busy year for us all and it doesn’t seem 2 minutes since the last AGM.

This year the branch has attempted to open up the AGM to be more available to more members therefore we have decided to hold aggregate AGM’s – dates and venues below.  We really hope that you will be able to make it to one convenient for you, be it home or work.

Manchester – Arena Point , 1 Hunts Bank,  M3 1UN               14th March 2019

Preston – Gujerat Centre,  South Meadow Lane, PR1 8JN                  19th March 2019

Carlisle – Unison Office 6 Spencer Street, CA1 1BG 21st March 2019

Merseyside – The Brain Charity, Norton St, Liverpool L3 8LR   26th March 2019

All meetings commence at 5.30pm. Note you can attend only one of these meetings. For all branch updates look on our website     http://nwpc.org.uk/  

We are also continuing with the raffle prizes, each AGM will have a main prize with two 2nd prizes and 10 3rd prizes

Please could you complete the attached slip so we know whether you are attending or not, then we can order enough food for us all!

As we are undertaking meetings in different areas we have no guest speakers , however we are opening the floor to you, have you got any suggestions on how you want the branch to communicate with you?? We are looking into using social media, what would you prefer??

WhatsApp group, Facebook Pages, Tweets, email, post or text – there is no right answer but we want to be able to reach everyone – what are your thoughts??

Come and meet us and let us know what you think, we will also have the usual freebies for you to collect.

We look forward to seeing at one of the above events.

Steve Buckley                    Zoe Todd

Branch Chair                       Branch Secretary


I will/will not be attending the AGM’s




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North West Retired Members Newsletter

AFG Strike Rallies

Meeting: Standing Up to the Empire – Opposing Trump’s Regime Change in Venezuela and Latin America

Monday 11 March, 7pm, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St., Manchester

The event is being jointly organised by UNISON North West and the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign, to which the union is affiliated.

Speakers include:

  • Her Excellency Rocio Maneiro, Venezuelan Ambassador to the UK
  • Dr Francisco Dominguez, Venezuela Solidarity Campaign
  • Rachael Boothroyd-Rojas, Journalist, Venezuela Analysis and contributing editor at Alborada
  • Kevan Nelson, UNISON North West Regional Secretary
  • Chair – Tracy Delaney, UNISON North West International Committee

UNISON has called on the government to promote dialogue to foster a peaceful solution to the Venezuelan crisis, instead of stoking tensions.

The UK has joined a number of countries, including Germany, France, Spain, the US, Canada and several Latin American countries, in endorsing Juan Guaidó, Venezuelan opposition leader and president of the national assembly, who has declared himself interim president of Venezuela.

UNISON is concerned at the escalation of international interference, including the possibility of military intervention, in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation.

The union vehemently rejects a militarised solution to this crisis; the people of Latin America have not forgotten the history of US-backed military rule in the region.

UNISON believes that Venezuelans need to resolve their differences through constructive dialogue and democratic processes, without resorting to violence.

International intervention risks intensifying existing political divisions and inflaming tensions that are the consequence of the severe social and economic crisis facing the country.

UNISON calls on the government to abstain from seeking regime change and intervening in the sovereign affairs of Venezuela. Instead, the UK should promote stability through constructive dialogue with the international community.Categories: ArticleTags: international

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