April 26, 2016

A message from the Regional Secretary

If your employer operates the local government pension scheme and facebook ads for small business NHS pension scheme or civil service pensions scheme then you’ll receive a ballot paper over the next few days, that’s if you haven’t already. I’m asking you to vote YES because proposed changes to your pension simply aren’t fair and are unnecessary. It’s the biggest dispute most of us will ever be involved in. We are still in negotiation – don’t let anyone tell you different – but those negotiations are glacial. The ballot has been called and we have to deliver a massive turnout and significant YES vote.

A message from the Regional Convenor

We have tried to negotiate in good faith but government ministers just won’t listen. UNISON has not taken the decision to ballot lightly, neither will our members.

Public sector workers like you are already enduring pay freezes, the threat of privatisation, reorganisations and cuts in services. It’s not fair to target you any further. You deserve the pension you are already entitled to.

UNISON’s membership is made up of individuals from all walks of life and all parts of the world. Everyone if these individual are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect at all times.

Equality is about providing opportunities for all regardless of race colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, mental or physical disability etc…..basically everything.

We wish to formally recognize and extend our thanks to our brothers in the union of the company Discovery Learning for their financial contributions to the families of our members during the strike.

UNISON North West recognises that equality is a core trade union principle – we actively campaign for equality of opportunity in the workplace and in the wider community.

UNISON is the UK’s biggest public sector trade union and is proud of its record in winning equality, but we are not complacent – we will continue to promote equality and campaign to eliminate discrimination wherever it rears its ugly head.