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Skills for Strength 2018

Registration is now open for Skills for Strength 2018, our annual organising convention, which is due to be held on Saturday, 10th March 2018 at the Mechanics Institute, Princess Street, Manchester. Skills for Strength is a key date in the regional calendar not to be missed. Our organising convention brings together activists from across UNISON […]

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International Men’s Day Event

International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual event celebrated on 19 November and observed by over 70 countries, including England, where the event was inaugurated by students from the University of Kent, who celebrated the day on campus. IMD is informally viewed as a male counterpart of International Women’s Day (8 March) and relates to […]

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Join UAF Protest Against Fascist EDL Founder’s Book Launch

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) have organised a protest against EDL founder Tommy Robinson’s book launch, which is taking place in Castlefield Bowl in Manchester City Centre tonight (Friday 3rd November). UAF’s protest is assembling at 5.00pm at St Peter’s Square, outside Central Library next to Manchester Town Hall. From there the protest will proceed onwards […]

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Issue 9 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of Equality Matters is now available to view online and download for reading later. Equality Matters – Issue 9 October 2017

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Former General Secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe Has Passed Away

Sadly, Rodney Bickerstaffe – former General Secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – died today, Tuesday 3 October 2017. Rodney, or Bick as he was known to many, was a great personal friend to many of us and a dedicated champion of all the union members he proudly represented throughout his career. He coupled a […]

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Join the Protest Against Austerity and End the Pay Cap

TAKE BACK MANCHESTER FESTIVAL: 30TH SEPTEMBER – 4TH OCTOBER The People’s Assembly will be holding a week of protest, demonstrations, cultural events, rallies, comedy, music and public meetings all across Manchester while the Conservative Party hold their conference there. The election result has left Theresa May and the Conservative Party with a weak, unstable Government […]

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UNISON In Schools Newsletter – Autumn 2017

The latest newsletter for UNISON members in Schools is now available for you to view online and download for reading later. At the bottom of this post we have included a poster you can share with friends and family which outlines the many ways in which UNISON can help you as a member of school […]

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Tell the Tories to Pay Up Now – Join the March on Sunday 1st October

It is less than three weeks to the People’s Assembly march in Manchester (supported by UNISON) to coincide with the Tory Party conference. Join us in our fight to get Fair Pay. Let’s send the government a message that is loud and clear – Pay Up Now! We need to be mobilising now to make […]

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Pay Up Now Public Meetings

Public sector workers have lost thousands since 2010 due to the pay freeze and 1% cap. At long last, the cap is beginning to crack, but we need to make sure that the government funds a substantial pay rise for ALL public sector workers. As part of the pay campaign, public meetings have been arranged […]

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New Play About The Grunwick Strike 1976-78: ‘We Are The Lions Mr Manager’

A new play by Townsend Productions relives the extraordinary true story of the Grunwick Strike, a dispute that challenged the way women and immigrants are treated in the workplace. On the 20th August 1976 a group of workers in a film processing factory in Willesden walked out in protest at their unfair working conditions, low […]

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