Stoke Pride - Saturday 14th August

UNISON WM Regional LGBT SOG would like to invite everyone to come and join the fun by getting involved in Stoke Pride on Sat 14th August 2010 in the beautiful Northwood Park (

Staffordshire Connexions Face Battle To Maintain Services Following A Further £1.5 Million Cut To Budget

In a shock announcement, Staffordshire Connexions are being asked to find a further £1.5 million savings in their budget by March 2011. This is in addition to the £560,000 savings over a 7 month period, which has already been announced in the Stoke on Trent Division of the Company. The £1.5 million savings is a result of reductions in the Local Authority Area based grant received by Staffordshire County Council, which has been passed onto Staffordshire Connexions.

Report from Parliament by Steve Elsey, Branch Communications Officer

On Monday 19th July Jane Heath and I represented our membership in participating in the protest against the academies bill and removal of BSF funding. Following the Rally and a march to Westminster we met with Stafford’s MP Jeremy Lefroy, and addressed a number of our concerns regarding the academies bill and the implications it could have for our members and staff working within his constituency. 

Academies Bill – Save our Schools – Rally and Lobby – 19th July 2010

Representatives from Staffordshire Branch of UNISON travelled to London to join with the other Education Trade Unions – NASUWT, NUT, UNITE and GMB to press the coalition Government to reconsi