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It is with deep sadness that we write to advise of the death of Cath Friel, former NEC member for Scotland and UNISON NI Regional Education Officer.

All UNISON NI members who have provided us with an email/mobile number will receive an invitation to complete a short online membership survey. Your response to this survey will help us improve the support and service we provide to you. 

Join us on Tuesday 25th June outside the BBC to protest against the Government's decision to means-test TV licences for older people. 

NHS workers who do overtime on a regular basis or frequently work beyond their normal shifts should now have these extra hours taken into account when their holiday pay is calculated, as a result of a landmark court victory by UNISON today.

Jill Weir from the UNISON Omagh and Fermanagh branch is urging elderly and vulnerable people in the Western Trust to make use of the meals on wheels service they provide.  

WASPI campaigners from UNISON NI are protesting state pension reforms at the High Court in London where a judicial review is currently underway.

Nearly four million women have been affected by the changes, which have raised the state pension age from 60 to 66.


Last week, Anne Speed, UNISON NI’s Head of Bargaining and Representation, travelled to Colombia to take part in trade union delegations.

Alongside the Justice for Colombia Peace Monitor delegation, Anne attended talks to observe the state of the 2016 peace agreement, and the broader human rights situation in Columbia.

We've had another busy weekend workshop for the UNISON activists and potential leaders in the workforce and union.

The Pathways course explores what paths people can travel as an activist with UNISON, and also explores women in leadership.

The Low Pay Commission visited Northern Ireland earlier this month and held a meeting with some of our members in Derry. We took the opportunity to speak with them on the day to see the impact low paid work is having on their lives.

UNISON NI's Women's Committee were pleased today to welcome guests and speakers for a conference to raise awareness about FGM along with the Somali Women's Action Network (SWAN).