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There for You Winter Fuel Grants 2018-19

Members living on a low income constantly struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute in the winter when the cost of heating homes rises as the outside temperature falls. But it’s not all bad news – help is available. The union’s welfare charity There for You has once more set […]

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Upcoming Events in December

In this post we have included details of upcoming events in December which you may wish to attend. Community Engagement Event – Saturday 8 December Dr Florence Levy, Head of Health Workers Union FETSALUD in the North Caribbean region of Nicaragua, will be visiting the UK in December and as part of her speaker tour […]

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National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism

A national unity demonstration has been called for by Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism to counter the growth of the far-right in the UK as they become increasingly confident and vicious in their activities. The demonstration is due to take place in London on 17th November and is backed by Dianne Abbott […]

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“Equality Matters” – Issue Number 12

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter “Equality Matters” is now available to view online.

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Better Times – The Story of the Poplar Rates Rebellion

“Better Times” written by Barrie Keeffe is the first full-length play directed by Ad Lib Productions, a new “pop up” theatre group based in Bolton and Manchester. It tells the story of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, a tax protest that took place in Poplar, London in 1921. It was led by the former Labour Mayor […]

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We need your help!

Parliamentary Enquiry into Pension Scheme Costs and Charges Millions of workers have been auto-enrolled into a workplace pension. Most of these pension schemes do not disclose how much it costs to manage and invest the money they contribute. UNISON will be making a full submission to the inquiry and we have attached a briefing on […]

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Bee in the City 2018

If you travel into the city centre today you will notice there is a real buzz in the air. Thanks to the efforts of Wild in Art in conjunction with Manchester City Council and over a hundred sponsors, we can all enjoy one of the most spectacular public art events the city has ever seen […]

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Manchester Demonstation Against Trump

On Friday 13th July we will be demonstrating against Trump from 5pm in Albert Square. Speakers at the rally will highlight the struggle against Trump’s bigoted policies – from fighting racism, war and sexism… to the battle against runaway climate change, in solidarity with Palestine and migrants. We want to make sure that Manchester, like […]

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Equality Matters – Issue Number 11

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter “Equality Matters” is now available to view online.

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Stand Up To Racism – Join The Protest

Stand Up To Racism have called for a protest against a demonstration in Manchester organised by the DFLA on Saturday 2nd June. Join the protest to show them that racists and fascists are not welcome in Manchester. For more details please read the flyer below and visit the event page on Facebook.

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