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UNISON statement on Gaza ceasefire

UNISON welcomes the ceasefire between the Israeli government and Hamas, and the suspension of the latest deadly assault on Gaza, which has needlessly devastated so many lives. For 11 days, the people of Gaza have endured Israeli military airstrikes, killing 242 Palestinians including 66 children. A further 1,950 people have been injured and 106,000 forced […]

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Local government pay offer rejected

UNISON’s NJC Committee, the union’s national committee for local government pay across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, met on Friday to consider the Employers’ 1.5% pay offer. The Committee strongly agreed to reject the offer. In the context of our claim for a 10% pay increase, the offer of 1.5% is insulting, and shows blatant […]

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NJC Pay Offer Update

The Employers’ Side of the NJC this afternoon responded to the trade unions’ pay claim, with a pay offer of 1.5%, and completion of the outstanding work of the joint term-time only review group. The Employers also responded to various elements of the unions’ conditions claim. They proposed exploratory discussions on a national minimum agreement […]

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UNISON NEC Elections 2021

The ballot is now open for the UNISON NEC Elections and this year, more than ever, it is crucial that we maximise the turnout to help elect the NEC we need to transform this union into a fighting force for the better. You should have recently received a copy of our branch newsletter, the Mancunion, […]

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Stephen Lawrence Day – 22 April 2021

Join us in recognising Stephen Lawrence Day 2021 and discussing whether systemic racism has moved on and the way forward. Let us work together in “…creating a society in which everyone can flourish.” This online event is hosted by UNISON Manchester Branch and you can register for your free ticket now on Eventbrite at this […]

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Drive The Tories Out – The People’s Cavalcade

On Saturday 3 April, the People’s Assembly are assembling at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre for the Manchester leg of a national cavalcade to protest against the Tories and their devastating affect on many aspects of our lives. If you are interested in joining the cavalcade and would like to find out more then please visit […]

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There is still time to register for Skills for Strength

There is still time to register for Skills for Strength, the convention for UNISON members in the North West who want to get more involved in the union and for our current activists to learn even more! This is a practical event to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s […]

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UNISON Manchester Virtual Branch AGM 2021

For the first time this year, our Branch Annual General Meeting will be held virtually online via Microsoft Teams. To enable maximum member participation we are holding two separate meetings: the first will take place at 5:00pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021 and the second at 12:45pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In order to […]

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We Still Need Buses To Be Publicly Controlled And Accountable

The public consultation carried right across Greater Manchester a year ago resulted in a massive majority for the bus companies to be regulated and put under public control rather than the unregulated mess of a bus service we currently endure. Since then the Covid pandemic caused Greater Manchester Combined Authority to review this proposal but […]

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Joint NEU/UNISON update for Schools’ members

The following joint NEU/UNISON email has been issued today to all of our members in Schools in response to yesterday’s email sent out by the Department for Education regarding our recent advice concerning the safety of face-to-face teaching in schools.   Dear Member We apologise for writing to you at such a difficult time. We […]

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