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Vote Remain!

In: Sector News

On June 23rd Unite is asking you to vote for the UK to remain in the European Union. This is the biggest decision facing the people of the UK for generations. Read More »

Workers’ Memorial Day 2016

In: Health and Safety, Sector News

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars. Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority. Workers’ Memorial Day (WMD) commemorates those workers. Read More »

More cuts for young people as Regional Youth Work Unit closes

In: Cuts, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

Cuts blamed as Learning South-West, which houses the Regional Youth Work Unit, closes in dramatic fashion with eight staff being made redundant. The Regional Youth Work Unit supports young people and the youth sector to have a voice in decisions that affect their lives.There’s no indication yet on the charity’s web site and we are told that the staff, which includes Gill Millar, a hugely respected youth work figure, had no idea this was coming.  Read More »

RSPCA management being ‘dragged kicking and screaming into 21st century’

In: Campaigning, Sector News

Moves to bring the top management of the RSPCA, the world’s oldest animal welfare organisation, ‘kicking and screaming into the 21st century’ have received a cautious welcome from Unite, the country’s largest union. Unite has been pushing for an external review of the RSPCA governance set-up, as it has been two years without a chief executive, causing the organisation to suffer from strategic drift. Read More »

ANTI-ADVOCACY CLAUSE IS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE

In: Sector News, Stories

The government announcement of an anti-advocacy clause being put into charities’ grant agreements is an unwelcome development for the voluntary sector. It builds on a clause implemented by DCLG last year and one that has already received criticism from the sector.  Read More »

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