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Stephen Lawrence Day – 22 April 2021

Join us in recognising Stephen Lawrence Day 2021 and discussing whether systemic racism has moved on and the way forward. Let us work together in “…creating a society in which everyone can flourish.” This online event is hosted by UNISON Manchester Branch and you can register for your free ticket now on Eventbrite at this […]

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Drive The Tories Out – The People’s Cavalcade

On Saturday 3 April, the People’s Assembly are assembling at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre for the Manchester leg of a national cavalcade to protest against the Tories and their devastating affect on many aspects of our lives. If you are interested in joining the cavalcade and would like to find out more then please visit […]

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There is still time to register for Skills for Strength

There is still time to register for Skills for Strength, the convention for UNISON members in the North West who want to get more involved in the union and for our current activists to learn even more! This is a practical event to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s […]

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UNISON Manchester Virtual Branch AGM 2021

For the first time this year, our Branch Annual General Meeting will be held virtually online via Microsoft Teams. To enable maximum member participation we are holding two separate meetings: the first will take place at 5:00pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021 and the second at 12:45pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In order to […]

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We Still Need Buses To Be Publicly Controlled And Accountable

The public consultation carried right across Greater Manchester a year ago resulted in a massive majority for the bus companies to be regulated and put under public control rather than the unregulated mess of a bus service we currently endure. Since then the Covid pandemic caused Greater Manchester Combined Authority to review this proposal but […]

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Joint NEU/UNISON update for Schools’ members

The following joint NEU/UNISON email has been issued today to all of our members in Schools in response to yesterday’s email sent out by the Department for Education regarding our recent advice concerning the safety of face-to-face teaching in schools.   Dear Member We apologise for writing to you at such a difficult time. We […]

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Advice for members in special schools and AP

We have received further advice for UNISON members working in special schools and colleges, and alternative education settings.   Context: With the new variant of the virus shown to being considerably more transmissible than the version prevalent in 2020 the previous risk assessment will no longer be fit for purpose. As a matter of priority, […]

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Urgent advice for all members in Schools

The following information has been sent out by the national office to all members in Schools and we are sharing it again here to ensure it is seen by as many members as possible. We will continue to share updates on the situation regarding Schools and COVID19 as we receive further details. If your school […]

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Christmas Closedown Arrangements for Manchester UNISON

The Branch will be closing over the Christmas period from 2:00pm on Thursday 24th November and we will re-open after the New Year on Monday 4th January 2021. If you require assistance during the closedown you should contact UNISONdirect on 0800 0857 857. We hope you can enjoy a well-earned rest over Christmas and that […]

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Grinchy Sunak – Pay Us, Don’t Betray Us

This year has been hard for us all but particularly for public sector workers. At UNISON North West, we appreciate everything you do as a public sector worker. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Grinchy Sunak who has gifted public sector workers a pay freeze for Christmas this year. On 19th March, the Government […]

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