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UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC) has elected Josie Bird, a local government worker from Newcastle, as president at the union’s annual national conference in Liverpool.

‘A decade of austerity has ravaged social care’, conference delegates are told.

Speakers talk of the devastation caused by Conservative attacks on benefits and the most vulnerable in society

UNISON’s constant strive for equality and inclusion took a big step forward in Liverpool as national delegate conference backed the move to rename the union’s LGBT group as the LGBT+ group.

Do you work with black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in Northern Ireland? This interactive workshop gives participants the opportunity to discuss their specific mental health and emotional wellbeing needs.

This Sunday 23rd of June Ormeau Park in Belfast will host the third annual Great Refugee Week picnic. Come along for music, food and family fun between 1pm and 4pm.

Our UNISON NI team in Liverpool have produced a newsletter with some conference highlights so far.


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.