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“Equality Matters” – Issue 2 now available

Welcome to the second issue 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 out at home. For more […]

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National Demonstration – ‘YES to Workers’ Rights NO to Austerity’ Sunday, 4 October Manchester

The final bulletin detailing arrangements for the demonstration and march taking place on Sunday has now been released. You can read the bulletin online below, or download a copy to print out at home. For convenience the route map from the TUC website has been embedded here as well.

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Upcoming Trade Union Education Courses

The Manchester College is offering a number of new Trade Union Courses over the next few months. There are still spaces available on all courses however they are filling quickly. September Starts Diploma in Employment Law – Thursday 17th September to 21st July 2016 (1 day per month, remainder online) Diploma in Occupational Health & […]

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Probation Staff Taking Action For Fair Pay

UNISON members working in the Probation Service will be taking industrial action over pay on Monday, 14 September 2015 from 9am to 12noon. This is in response to a 0% pay offer and is a second day of action on this matter. The branch would welcome any support from any members from other service groups […]

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Bring Manchester Patient Transport Service back into the NHS

In 2013 the contract to run Patient Transport Services in Greater Manchester was taken from NWAS and awarded to Arriva. The resulting decline in standards for patients has been well documented by the MEN. All other PTS contracts currently remain with NWAS. Each of the 5 PTS contracts in the NW (Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire Wirral […]

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Show your support for the #Kids4Libraries march on 12 September

Barnet UNISON Press Release: 2 September 2015 On September 21st the Council will vote whether to accept one of three options for the future of Barnet Libraries. This will be an important decision for Barnet as libraries promote literacy and learning for all, provide access to information and enable people to engage as citizens in […]

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Branch Black History Month Event

The Black Members’ SOG has organised an event for Black History Month: The Race Relations Act (1965): Its Legacy This event is taking place on 1st October 2015 between 12.30pm – 3.00pm at the West Indian Sports & Social Club, Westwood Street, Manchester M14 4SW. Speakers include: Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL Executive Chair, Youth […]

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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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