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January’s been busy for UNISON. We started off the year strongly, announcing our support for Keir Starmer as the new Labour leader (above with Dave Prentis) and Angela Rayner as deputy (below). The first campaigning win of the year came for members in Northumbria Police, after the Northumbria office of the Police and Crime Commissioner signed the Dying to Work Charter, which protects individuals at work with a terminal illness. In Northern Ireland, health workers suspended a strike action after the government offered an improved pay deal. The pay deal was offered after intensive negotiations between UNISON leadership and government officials on pay parity and safe staffing. In London, cleaning staff at Birkbeck, University of London achieved a huge victory (above) when they won their long-running struggle to have their jobs transferred back in-house.The cleaning staff and their UNISON representatives have campaigned courageously for years for an end to the injustice of outsourcing. Another insourcing victory followed shortly in Somerset, care workers, catering and domestic support staff working for Sirona Care and Health have been told that their roles will be returning to Bath and North East Somerset Council.The win came after a two-year dispute led by UNISON. Research from YouGov showed that UNISON is the most influential voice among Labour Party members. On 22 January, UNISON hosted the launch of this year’s Show Racism the Red ...
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