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Regional Convenor & Regional Secretary Update, April 2024

The April 2024 newsletter from UNISON Yorkshire and Humberside regional convenor Wendy Nichols and regional secretary Karen Loughlin is available now, covering local government & NHS pay as well as information on the launch of the Women’s Leadership Programme. Click here to read the newsletter Related links Local government pay Campaign website Digital graphics UNISON […]

International Women’s Day 2024

To mark International Women’s Day, here’s a joint message from UNISON Yorkshire and Humberside regional secretary Karen Loughlin, and regional convenor Wendy Nichols: “International Women’s Day is a significant date in the UNISON calendar. The union has more than 1.3 million members across the country, and over 70% of them are women. “They make vital […]

Merry Christmas!

A Christmas message from our regional secretary Karen Loughlin, and regional convenor Wendy Nichols: “As we approach Christmas and the end of 2023, it feels an appropriate time to look back on the year we’ve had, and to say thank you for all the support we’ve received. There has been an incredible turnout to so […]

Regional Convenor & Regional Secretary Update, August 2023

Welcome to issue 8 of the Regional Convenor/Regional Secretary newsletter.  Since the last newsletter we have had further  developments and updates regarding industrial action happening in  the region, and some new disputes to update you on. CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO READ THE FULL ISSUE

UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Centre, Canal Wharf, Leeds

A message from our new Regional Secretary

A message from Karen Loughlin, Regional Secretary. As many members will know, John Cafferty has retired from UNISON and I became Regional secretary from from August. John wanted to say to you all, “It’s been a fantastic privilege to work for an organisation devoted to helping people and bettering society for all. I have worked […]

Plaudits don’t pay the bills

Regional Convenor Wendy Nichols welcomes praise for UNISON members for their courage during the crisis, but now she says they need tangible improvements in pay and conditions. These past nine months have been the most unsettling and frightening period most of us will have experienced. The trauma of dealing with coronavirus will be with us […]

UNISON: Covid-19 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Dear Member As you might have heard in recent days, UNISON has been at the forefront of national demands for workers to be offered adequate protection against the risks posed by Covid-19. In particular, we have become increasingly concerned about the experience of some workers in the residential and home care sectors and we are working to […]

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