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English FE members to be consulted on 1%/£250 pay offer

National committee meets on 3 October to decide its recommendation, and arrangements for consultation Members working in English further education colleges are to be consulted after employers made a “first and final” offer of a 1% pay increase, or £250, whichever is higher, for 2016/17. UNISON’s further education and sixth form colleges committee will meet […]

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National Demonstration Against Austerity – 2nd October

UNISON is supporting a national demonstration against austerity on Sunday 2 October at 11.30am in Birmingham at the Conservative Party Conference. The Branch has booked rail tickets for those interested in attending as part of the Manchester Branch delegation. If you are interested in reserving a seat on the 9.27am train from Piccadilly, returning at […]

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Local Government Pension Funds Guide

UNISON has put together the following LGPS bulletin which breaks down the complex topic of Local Government Pensions into more manageable chunks. Each section contains an explanation along with facts and figures in an easy to understand way. Please be aware that this guide is intended as a general reference to how the LGPS works […]

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Issue 6 of Equality Matters now available online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter – “Equality Matters” – is now available to view on-line or download.

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What Women Want Campaign

What do you want? That’s the question women were asked twenty years ago as part of a campaign called What Women Want. It was supported by Anita Roddick founder of the Body Shop as a way of giving British women a voice at the United Nations World Conference on Women in September 1995. The idea […]

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The UNISON North West LGBT Group will hold its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 10th September from 1100 hours to 1600 hours at the UNISON North West Regional Offices, Arena Point, Manchester, M3 1UN. The meeting is open to any UNISON member who self defines as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and is in a […]

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UNISON national Labour Link nominate Corbyn after he won national consultation email poll of Labour Link levy UNISON members

The committee decision follows discussions at regional and national level, and a consultation of UNISON members who are affiliated to the Labour party. The consultation was carried out online. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn retains the backing of a majority of UNISON’s Labour supporting members. That’s why the committee supported his nomination […]

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Register to vote for Labour’s leadership election for free

If you are a member of a Labour affiliated trade union, you have the right to vote in Labour’s leadership election. So long as you pay your union’s political levy, and joined before 12 January, you just need to register here – for free – by 12 noon, this Monday, 8 August 2016. If you are not sure if you […]

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UK workers experienced sharpest wage fall of any leading economy, TUC analysis finds

UK workers have suffered the biggest fall in real wages among leading OECD countries, according to new analysis published today (Wednesday 27th July) by the TUC. The analysis shows that between 2007 and 2015, real wages in the UK fell by 10.4% – a drop equalled only by Greece. By contrast, over the same eight-year […]

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Labour Leadership Election

The Labour Party National Executive Committee has agreed the timetable for the election of the Leader of the Labour Party. The election will conclude with a Leadership Conference on 24 September 2016. From 5pm on Monday 18 July to 5pm on Wednesday 20 July there will be a link to sign up as a registered […]

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