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Manchester Branch Nominates John Burgess for General Secretary

Our Branch Executive Committee has met to decide who we should nominate for General Secretary. During the discussion members expressed the need for change within our union and a desire to see a lay member as General Secretary. With that in mind, the committee agreed with the recommendation of the Branch Officers and voted overwhelmingly […]

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Rally and March on 4 October at Tory Conference

The TUC are co-ordinating a Rally and March in Manchester to coincide with the start of the Tory Party Conference. Event Details Date:       Sunday, 4th October 2015 Assemble:    12 noon Oxford Road (from All Saints Park, MMU) Rally starts:   1.00pm March sets off: 1.30pm The theme of the demonstration will be ‘No to Austerity and Yes to Workers’ Rights’. […]

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The Labour Leadership Election

With Ed Miliband’s resignation Labour is once again looking for a new Leader. Many in the Party wanted a long contest to encourage a debate on policy. But in reality the differences between the policies of most candidates is hard to see. Decades of obsession with the “centre ground” and trying to court the rightwing […]

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UNISON General Secretary Election / TUC Demonstration in Manchester

An election has been declared nationally for the position of UNISON General Secretary where every member will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred candidates. The full time Branch Officers have unanimously agreed to recommend that the Branch nominate John Burgess, Barnet Branch Secretary, as a candidate in the forthcoming election. This recommendation will […]

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How to get involved in the Labour leadership election

The deadline for registration is approaching fast but there are still a number of ways you can register to vote in the upcoming Labour leadership election. UNISON Affiliated Political Fund (APF) Levy Payers are eligible to vote in this election ONLY if they are registered with the Labour Party.     You can register for […]

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UNISON supports Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership race

UNISON decided to nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership contest and Yvette Cooper as its second choice at the union’s National Labour Link committee. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s message has resonated with public sector workers who have suffered years of pay freezes, redundancies with too many having to work […]

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New Branch SOG Newsletter – “Equality Matters”

We are pleased to introduce to you the first edition of our new quarterly SOG newsletter, “Equality Matters”, which aims to bring you the latest news and views from across all the self-organised groups within Manchester Branch. You can view it online here or download a copy to your PC to view later or print […]

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Probation Pay Dispute

Members working in the Probation service are taking industrial action on Tuesday 14th July 2015 to show their rejection for the 0% pay insult (offer) from the employers. The Manchester picket is located at Minshull Street, outside Manchester Crown Court, in the city centre. The strike action will last for 2 hours from 8am – […]

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Doncaster Raceday Event

Exclusive special ticket offer for UNISON members Interested in going along to a day at the races? UNISON members can book ‘2 for 1′ Grandstand tickets (total price £13 for 2 tickets) to be redeemed at the Doncaster raceday on Saturday afternoon 1st August 2015. To book tickets call 01302 304200 and quote ‘the UNISON […]

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Stop TTIP! Meeting

Public Meeting – Stop TTIP! meeting with John Hilary, Manchester, 14th July, 6PM, UNISON Regional Centre UNISON North West Region has been actively involved in the fight against the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU. TTIP is a threat to democracy, worker’s rights and public services. Over the past […]

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      about 3 hours ago
    • Manchester Branch Nominates John Burgess for General Secretary http://t.co/6l5y76czaj
      about 21 hours ago
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