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UNISON There for You – Winter Fuel Grant 2016

UNISONs Welfare Charity ‘There for You’ have now launched the Winter Fuel Grant for 2016. Applications for the scheme will be taken until the closing date of 17th February 2017. Please note that this year eligibility now includes those in receipt of housing benefit and the amount of the grant has risen from £40 to […]

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Attend the Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba

The North West Young Members Forum will be sending two delegates on next year’s Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba. The Brigade, organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, is a fantastic opportunity to experience first-hand the reality of life under the ongoing US blockade of Cuba, witness the achievements of the Cuban Revolution, […]

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Young Members’ Event – Working Class Movement Library – Tuesday 22 November

November is Young Workers’ Month and UNISON North West Young Members’ Forum will be hosting an event at the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford The WCML showcases the stories of working people’s struggles and victories from the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Kinder Scout Mass Trespass to the birth of the NHS and the miners’ […]

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Homotopia – In Memoriam – Andrew Fekete

As part of this year’s Homotopia festival, UNISON North West LGBT Group is supporting the production of an evening highlighting the life of Andrew Fekete. Andrew Fekete arrived at the University of Liverpool in September 1972 to study Architecture. Just fourteen years later, he would be dead, one of the first 100 victims of the […]

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City Council Budget Proposals – UNISON Response

Manchester Council UNISON members will have seen the broadcast issued yesterday by the Council leadership. Within the links in the broadcast is a section of budget cuts in the Corporate Core which includes the following : ‘Revised HR policies and processes – Around £3.2 million in 2018/19 and 2019/20 By reviewing the organisation’s HR policies […]

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Production of ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ comes to the Lowry

The ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ is a new production that follows the life of speedway star Clem Beckett and marks the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War. Performances are taking place at the Lowry on Thursday 6th October and Friday 7th October and at the Oldham Coliseum on through Wednesday 12th – Saturday […]

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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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