Local News Archive

October 8th, 2015

Welcome to the latest branch news courtesy of our Branch Secretary Peter Atkinson.


Trade Union Bill
This Bill will undermine employees’ ability to make their voice heard at work. It may just seem like another bit of boring legislation but...

September 14th, 2015

The TUC has organised a national demonstration in Manchester this autumn against the government’s austerity agenda and attacks on trade unions. Under the banner "No to Austerity; Yes To Workers' Rights" it will take place on Sunday 4th October and will begin with a march through central...

September 14th, 2015

Nick McMaster, Communications Officer writes: Last week Colm Donaghy, Chief Executive announced that the Admin Service Review has been "paused" following feedback from staff. Please find below the response from Branch; a slightly ammended version of a letter sent to Colm today.


August 21st, 2015

When Shakespeare penned "Shall I compare thee to a summers day?" he probably wasn't referring to our branch newsletter. However, it is one of our sunnier issues, featuring lots of lovely photos from our magnificent Pride open top bus. Enjoy!


June 18th, 2015

The Trust is currently engaging in a comprehensive Admin Services review. Senior Trust management wish to make a significant change into how administration function is carried out. Currently the Trust is facilitating drop in sessions for staff potentially affected by the changes and is preparing...

May 21st, 2015

'If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance' said Bern Williams. Well, Branch may not be able to make that claim, but we can invent our June newsletter.



May 5th, 2015

Branch has announced that the upcoming general election is a once in a generation chance to save the NHS by kicking the Tories out.


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April 27th, 2015

Edition 2 of our election blog out now. Warning: contains uncaring Tories: