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Branch Office Closure This Week

Due to the declaration of the EU Referendum result taking place in the Town Hall the Branch Office will be closed on Friday 24th June. Members are advised to contact UNISONdirect on 0800 0857857 if they require urgent assistance on that date. The Branch Office will be open as usual from Monday 27th June.

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Chasing Michael Davitt: A Film Screening

We are pleased to announce the imminent first screening of the film documentary “Chasing Michael Davitt” about one of the most important Irish personalities of 19th century. Davitt rejected the violent path to social change by advancing non-violent peaceful resistance as a means of achieving success. His leadership of the National Land League paved the […]

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School Uniform Grant 2016

If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, and worried about how you’ll be able to cope with back-to-school costs, UNISON might be able to help. ‘There for you‘ are once again launching the School Uniform Grant programme for 2016. An application form and poster are embedded into this post below, which you can […]

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*UPDATE* Local Government Pension Scheme: Please Sign The Parliamentary Petition

As you know we have established an LGPS Parliamentary petition which requires 100,000 signatures to get a debate in the House of Commons over changes to your pension funds. We now have 73,874 signatures to date and need 27,000 more to ensure there is a parliamentary debate. The government wants to use the money in […]

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Local Government Pay – Latest Update

Last week, UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) representatives, the people who negotiate the pay for those of us on Local Government terms and conditions, voted to accept a 1% pay increase for this year and a further 1% for next year. This is despite a mandate given to them in the consultation we carried out […]

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Further Education workers demand a decent pay rise

Joint unions submit claim for £1 an hour pay rise and the living wage as a minimum in England Further education workers in England are calling for a pay rise of £1 an hour, together with a minimum rate in line with the living wage, in this year’s pay claim submitted by the joint unions […]

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Your Skills, Your Future – FREE Course for Members

UNISON members and supporters are invited to the UNISON North West Regional Centre on Friday 10th June from 10am – 4pm to attend a free taster session, ‘Your Skills, Your Future’. This programme is designed for UNISON members and is undertaken as one of the many benefits of UNISON membership. Course aims include: To identify […]

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Manchester May Day Festival 2016

This year is the 150th Anniversary of the Manchester Trades Union Council and as co-organisers of this event, it promises to be a packed day of events and we encourage you to attend if you can. Here is the planned timetable of events: 11.30am Assemble at All Saints Park, Oxford Road 11.45am Starting Rally 12.15pm May Day march […]

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International Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day this year is taking place on Thursday 28th April. It provides an oppotunity to remember all those killed through work but at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. Rally in Albert Square at 12 noon to 13.00 . Speakers include: Kevan Nelson, UNISON; Ian Hodson President BFAWU; Union […]

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Female Cancer Cover from UNISONProtect

UNISONProtect is very pleased to introduce a brand new product to their range – Female Cancer Cover. Research by Macmillan Cancer support has identified that four out of five cancer patients are on average £570 a month worse off following their diagnosis. This is the result of a combination of factors, including having to stop […]

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