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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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School Uniform Grant 2018

UNISON There for You are looking to assist UNISON members with school uniform grants again in 2018. Do you know a member who is struggling to make ends meet or worried about back to school costs? Help is on hand “There for You” has set up a fund to help UNISON members on low income […]

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Manchester May Day Festival 2018

This year the Manchester May Day Festival will be a celebration of politics, culture and comradeship in the 150th year of the founding of the TUC. Throughout the festival week there will be various stalls and workshops you can attend, guest speakers and theatre performances as well as a march and rally on the May […]

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TUC National Demonstration: Step Up for Public Services

The TUC has called a national demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London. This is going to be a key moment in the fight for public services. We’ll show decision-makers we’re scared for the public services we love – and the public are on our side. We won’t take the cuts and pay freezes lying […]

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Film Showing and Q&A with Dennis Skinner MP

On Friday 20th April Dennis Skinner MP will be attending a Q&A session at Moston Miners’ Community Arts Centre to discuss his film “The Beast of Bolsover”. Supporting acts on the night include: The Northern Ramblers, From Carbon and Aargh Kid along with guest speakers Rebecca Long Bailey MP and Paula Barker North West UNISON […]

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UNISON Accepts NJC Pay Offer

The Branch Secretary is circulating this notice with regret as it was not the Branch position to accept the pay offer. UNISON ACCEPTS NJC PAY OFFER The UNISON NJC Committee met on 6 April to consider branch feedback on its recommendation that UNISON should accept the NJC pay offer for 2018-20. The previous membership consultation […]

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NJC Committee seeks Branch views by 5 April

UNISON’s membership consultation on the Local Government Association’s (LGA) pay offer for 2018-20 ended on 9 March. The UNISON NJC Committee met on 15th March to consider the response. UNISON members have rejected the LGA’s offer, with 50.44% voting to reject and 48.66% voting to accept it. (0.89% of ballot papers were spoilt.) The Committee […]

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Update on Local Government Pay Offer

On 24th January UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) met to consider the Local Government Employers pay offer and voted to call on members to REJECT the 2 year 2% pay offer for years 2018-2020. Our Branch and our North West Region agreed UNISON should consult all members on whether to consider rejecting the offer and […]

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Winter Fuel Grant Application 2017-2018

We are delighted to forward details of the 2017-2018 Winter Fuel Grant Programme. Anything you can do that will ensure members on the lowest of income receive all the information that they need to apply would be very much appreciated. Included here is the application form and survey (applicants must complete both please) and a […]

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