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Latest Update on Pay Claim

You will have seen the circular detailing the revised employer pay proposals tentatively proposed by National Employers negotiators though not actually endorsed by the full employers side. Our pay claim dates from 1st April 2014 in which respect the employers initial offer was to continue with the Government 1% pay limit. Members rightly rejected this [...]

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UNISON’s response to LGA letter

Please see UNISON’s response below from Heather Wakefield, National Secretary (Local Government) to the LGA letter. You can also read the article on the national website where UNISON urges the LGA to reconsider their pay proposals. Letter to Sarah Messenger 30 September 2014

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NJC Pay Negotiations: Update for Branches

Please see the latest NJC Pay 14 Campaign Bulletin and other relevant documents which have been embedded into this post below. NJC Pay 14 Bulletin Issue No 47 What do the employer proposals mean for you Letter sent from LGA to LG Chief Executives Additional Pay Information 24 Sept 2014

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Arrangements for strike action 14th October

Plans are being put in place for the next strike day in our pay dispute which will be on Tuesday 14th October. We are sending a new issue of our branch newsletter, The Mancunion, to all members, calling for everyone to support the strike and repeat the massive success of 10th July. We intend to [...]

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Black History Month Event

Manchester Branch Black Members’ Group are organising the following event to take place as part of Black History Month: Recognising Our Contribution 3 October 2014 2.00pm – 4.00pm West Indian Sports & Social Club Westwood Street Manchester M14 4SW If you want to get involved or are interested in attending please email Gloria Buckley or [...]

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Pre-Retirement Workshop

For those that are thinking about early retirement within the next 2 years are or about to retire naturally then this could be for you. There will be no hard selling of products but a series speakers that will give you free advice on things like benefits, inheritance law, the Greater Manchester Pension fund and [...]

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Next LGBT Members Meeting

The next meeting of the branch LGBT members Self Organised Group will take place: Wednesday 15 October, 5.30pm at: The Lesbian and Gay Foundation 5 Ricmond Street City Centre M1 3HF All LGBT members are invited to attend.

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Vote YES to save UNISON’s Political Fund

Legislation introduced by the Tories compels trade unions to ballot every 10 years to get the agreement of members to continue with established Political Funds. Trade Unions need a Political Fund to legally campaign on issues such as protecting pensions, opposing public service cuts, defending the NHS and attacks on workers rights as well as [...]

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HOPE not Hate: Stand with me

A MESSAGE FROM HOPE NOT HATE DIRECTOR NICK LOWLES On Friday, the regulated period for the 2015 General Election begins and every penny we spend on campaigning or exposing extremist and racist parties and politicians has to be recorded and reported to the Electoral Commission. Because of the recent Lobbying Act we will have 70% [...]

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Justice for All! Cuts to legal aid and advice services deny us access to justice

Access To Advice and Justice Alliance North invite you to a public meeting about the future of free, publicly funded legal advice. Come along to the meeting It’s taking place during the Labour Party Conference in Manchester . We want local and national politicians to hear what you have to say about the cuts to [...]

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    • Our #strike action must continue. The new proposal from the LGA is a sham. #njcpay14 http://t.co/qPlHWhTp6E Please RT
      about 7 hours ago
    • Branch Secretary, Evelyn Doyle, explains why the latest #NJC14 pay proposals are not a good deal for our members http://t.co/pVK8RaYEDa
      about 10 hours ago
    • UNISON's Head of Local Government, Heather Wakefield, responds to the LGA letter sent out to the Trade Unions http://t.co/4cy3afwV8c
      about 11 hours ago
    • The latest #NJC14 Pay Bulletin is now available to view on our website online http://t.co/mTyS9SFTiQ
      about 11 hours ago
    • Meet Pete Banks your Assistant Branch Secretary http://t.co/Q00gfJFnyT
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