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Workers’ Memorial Day

MARCH 18, 2019

Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day is commemorated throughout the world and is officially recognised by the UK Government on 28 April each year. Safe work is a right not a privilege. Workers' Memorial Day brings together workers and their representatives from all over the ... Read more

Council Cuts Have Hit The Poorest

MARCH 18, 2019

Council Cuts Have Hit The Poorest

Despite talk of ‘deal dividends’ and ‘Brexit bribes’, there seems to be no end in sight for local government when it comes to austerity. As the Local Government Association (LGA) recently highlighted  “councils were at the front of the queue ... Read more

Groundbreaking agreement signed with Manchester city council

MARCH 14, 2019

Groundbreaking agreement signed with Manchester city council

A groundbreaking agreement between Unite the Union and Manchester City Council requires all voluntary sector organisations operating with the support of the local authority to follow ethical employment standards. The agreement, the first of its kind in the UK, covers all ... Read more

Women relying on council services face a triple whammy from central Government cuts to local government funding

MARCH 08, 2019

Women relying on council services face a triple whammy from central Government cuts to local government funding

A new report entitled ‘Triple Whammy’ has been published by the Women's Budget Group, setting out clear findings that show how women are the hardest hit by government cuts made in the name of austerity. Cuts to central government funding to local authorities have and are affecting ... Read more

The Cuts
The Cuts

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