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Citizen Maths course registration is open – try something new!

Autumn is a perfect time to try out and learn new things. As a Maths Champion you now have an opportunity to register on the Citizen Maths course ahead of the course launch in mid-September. Citizen Maths is a free open online maths course. The course will be set to Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs [...]

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Going through yet another restructuring?

We are pleased to offer a Coping With Change 1 day course: Date: Friday 5th September Time: 9.30-4.30 Venue: UNISON Regional Centre, Arena Point A 1 day course to help with changes in the workplace. This personal development workshop is for individuals who are affected by reorganisation or change in the work place. The course [...]

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Bringing learning to you

Ever thought you would like to take up a course but don’t want to travel across the city to get to the venue? Well, a bid to fund our own branch pop up classroom has been submitted to National Learning & Organising Services. This will pay for a fully kitted out mobile learning centre, with [...]

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Learning News from North Manchester

Exciting news from the YES centre in Newton Heath, a community ICT hub set up just about a year ago. The centre now has 60 people a day through the doors for help with internet access, paying bills online, claiming online benefits and the job club. The centre has been so successful that Northwards Housing, [...]

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Black Members Self Organised Group

UNISON Black Members Self Organised Group is on the lookout for interested members who would like to play an active role in strengthening the relationship between UNISON and its Black membership. Does this sound like you? If it does, please join us at the next meeting: 20 August, 2pm at the Branch Office, Room 321, [...]

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Austerity Wrecks Lives Demonstration 6th September

The TUC has organised a march and rally against austerity for Saturday 6th September. Right here in Manchester. Since 2010 the cuts the Tories have forced on us have been hurting the most vulnerable and poorest in our society. What makes it worse is that their policies aren’t about fixing the economy. We know that simply [...]

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Pay Dispute – New Date For Action

Following a meeting held today UNISON and other Local Government trade unions agreed to change the date of the next stage of strike action. Rather than the provisional date of 30th September the next strike day will be on Tuesday 14th October 2014. Further details will be circulated as soon as more detailed information is [...]

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Free transport to the ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ TUC national demonstration – 18 October

Called by the TUC, this is shaping up to be one of the biggest demonstrations of the year. We will be providing free transport to all Branch members who want to attend. We need a huge turnout to show this government the strength of our resolve and how much the wider public support us. Our [...]

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Course places available for new UNISON Stewards in September

Are you interested in becoming a UNISON Steward? You can learn how to support and represent members in your local workplace at a new Organising Steward starting in September at UNISON’s North West Regional Centre. There are still a few places remaining and the course runs from 9th September for 5 days, one day a [...]

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Local government and school support workers to strike again on 30 September

UNISON’s local government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to hold a second day of strike action on Tuesday 30 September. The announcement follows the strike on 10 July, which saw around a million public service workers walk out in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay. The union is [...]

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