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A message to our new members

As part of our recent strike action over 200 new members have joined UNISON Manchester. We extend a warm welcome to you all. As members of the branch you will start seeing the words “Unity is Strength” quite a lot. On this site and on any letters and leaflets you receive. It is a phrase [...]

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10 July strike in pictures

Just a few pictures of UNISON Manchester members on the picket lines, and at the rally in Piccadilly.  Got any you would like to share?  Then just email us at the Branch.                          

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A Message from the Branch Secretary

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped to deliver such a successful day of strike action.  To all those members who took action today, to the picketers who were at their workplaces so early and to everyone who took part in all the organisation beforehand. I also want to thank [...]

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Why we must strike tomorrow

If you want decent public services, if you think fair pay is important and if you oppose plans to weaken local government and school services, then now is the time to take action together. The reality is that we have no choice but to strike tomorrow. If we do not stand and fight in this [...]

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It’s Time To Strike

UNISON members across the country have spoken. We have read all the facts and figures about our wages. How the pay freeze was a pay cut. How 1% is a pay cut. More importantly we have lived it. All of us getting poorer every year. More of us claiming more benefits to make ends meet. [...]

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Members Vote For Strike Action

UNISON’s local government and school support workers have voted yes to strike action in a dispute over pay.  The low paid, mainly women, workers have faced a 3 year pay freeze and have now been offered a 1% pay rise. The lowest are paid just above the statutory national minimum wage and did not even [...]

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Friday at UNISON National Delegate Conference 2014

Delegates had been looking forward to Friday morning as the guest speaker was North West MEP Theresa Griffin. Theresa is the former regional officer for our branch so well known to all the delegates. It was a great pleasure to see Theresa elected, especially as fascist BNP leader Nick Griffin lost his seat. The ever [...]

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Thursday at UNISON National Delegate Conference 2014

Thursday morning, as is traditional, was reserved for international issues. This is also traditionally a morning of serious, intelligent debate and for some delegates to see a new side of the work UNISON does. We began with a solidarity photo in support of the Columbian trade unionist Huber Ballesteros, the Vice President of FENSUAGRO, Colombia’s [...]

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Wednesday at UNISON National Delegate Conference 2014

On Wednesday morning we had a long and thorough debate on the NHS and speeches warning of the dangers posed by privatisation of the probation service. There was a discussion on a motion about attendance management submitted by The National Disabled Members Committee. Many disabled members across the country are discriminated against by attendance management [...]

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Have you cast your vote yet?

The UNISON NJC pay ballot closes at 10am on Monday 23rd June. We all want a YES vote for action for a real fight to even start to claw back some of the 18% loss of earning we have had under this Government. But the level of turn out is also vital as we need [...]

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