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Olayinka is a 16 year old girl living in Rochdale who is at serious risk of Female Genital Mutilation if she and her family return to Nigeria. The campaign for her to be granted asylum is holding a fundraiser in Rochdale on Sunday 18th August.

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Join UNISON in celebrating the NHS’s 65th Birthday and help us campaign to defend it

Order your free NHS Birthday Campaign Pack and help us defend health services in our region.

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Worried about paying your winter fuel bill?

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter, many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills. Help is on hand. UNISON’s welfare charity […]

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Government ‘improvement plan’ will put more work on fewer staff

Plans to improve training among nurses, health staff and those who care for older people and dementia sufferers in care homes and hospitals have been cautiously received by UNISON. The […]

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UNISON consults on new annual leave proposals

UNISON is seeking feedback on new proposals from Pennine Care NHS Trust to pay a 12.5% increase on any unsocial hours enhancements, in order to adhere to the provisions set out in Agenda for Change.

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Are you receiving the correct pay when you go on holiday?

If you earn enhanced pay because you work shifts or unsocial hours, Agenda for Change sets out that your holiday pay and sickness pay should be calculated based on the average of your enhanced pay earned over the previous 13 weeks.

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Time to have your say about Pensions

Your pension is important so please go to to get to grips with the latest pension proposals. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with […]

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Debbie Turner visits Pennine Care Branch Committee

  UNISON Pennine Care Branch’s branch committee had a special visit this month from Debbie Turner, Chair of UNISON’s Regional Health Care Committee and the branch’s nominated candidate for the […]

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Annual General Meetings a big success – thank you!

A total of 39 people attended our Annual General Meetings throughout March at various locations throughout Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust – and 5 new representatives joined our team

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UNISON members save money with Vauxhall Associate Partners

UNISON is pleased to announce that members can now make significant savings on purchases of a new car with Vauxhall associate partners

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