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UNISON

the UK's largest TRADE UNION formed from a merger of the Confederation of Health Service Employees, National Association of Local Government Officers and the National Union of Public Employees in 1993. It currently has around 1,270,000 members in the health service, local government, schools and universities. It includes amongst its membership both manual workers, such as cleaners, and white collar workers such as managers and secretaries. It is notable for having a high proportion of female members.
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The unison of opposites to prove, Of the soft wax and diamond hard am I; But still, obedient to the laws of love, Here, hard or soft, I offer you my breast, Whate'er you grave or stamp thereon shall rest Indelible for all eternity.
Extend the sphere, and you take in a greater variety of parties and interests; you make it less probable that a majority of the whole will have a common motive to invade the rights of other citizens; or if such a common motive exists, it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other.
UNISON today secured a victory at the Court of Appeal affecting hundreds of thousands of employees working part-time and irregular hours or patterns.
The move follows a consultative ballot of UNISON Scotland local government members in which 91 per cent voted in favour of the deal and in record numbers.
Mark Ferguson, Renfrewshire branch secretary for Unison, said:"Unison has campaigned hard to get the best deal we can for local government workers.
Scottish councils umbrella body CoSLA last week tabled the new offer following months of campaigning by UNISON and other public sector trade unions GMB and UNITE.
But late in the day, the council accused Unison of walking out of the meeting and making "unreasonable" demand.
Stephen Hare, Unison NHS lead representative for Dumfries and Galloway, said: "It was the Unison campaign in health and across the public sector which convinced the Scottish Government to 'scrap the pay cap'.
Back into handicap company at Taunton, Unison returned to winning form with a two-length margin over Friday Night Light.
Unison's Cardiff County branch asked head teachers to encourage children to show their appreciation by drawing or writing about what makes support staff so special to the school.
"Unison's Norwich expansion is great news for the community and further proof of the strength of New York's aviation and aerospace industries," Governor Cuomo said.
Hoferer brings extensive commercial experience and exceptional skills in driving a customer-centric culture to his new role with Unison.