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*UPDATE* Local Government Pension Scheme: Please Sign The Parliamentary Petition

As you know we have established an LGPS Parliamentary petition which requires 100,000 signatures to get a debate in the House of Commons over changes to your pension funds. We now have 73,874 signatures to date and need 27,000 more to ensure there is a parliamentary debate. The government wants to use the money in […]

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Local Government Pay – Latest Update

Last week, UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) representatives, the people who negotiate the pay for those of us on Local Government terms and conditions, voted to accept a 1% pay increase for this year and a further 1% for next year. This is despite a mandate given to them in the consultation we carried out […]

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Further Education workers demand a decent pay rise

Joint unions submit claim for £1 an hour pay rise and the living wage as a minimum in England Further education workers in England are calling for a pay rise of £1 an hour, together with a minimum rate in line with the living wage, in this year’s pay claim submitted by the joint unions […]

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Your Skills, Your Future – FREE Course for Members

UNISON members and supporters are invited to the UNISON North West Regional Centre on Friday 10th June from 10am – 4pm to attend a free taster session, ‘Your Skills, Your Future’. This programme is designed for UNISON members and is undertaken as one of the many benefits of UNISON membership. Course aims include: To identify […]

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Manchester May Day Festival 2016

This year is the 150th Anniversary of the Manchester Trades Union Council and as co-organisers of this event, it promises to be a packed day of events and we encourage you to attend if you can. Here is the planned timetable of events: 11.30am Assemble at All Saints Park, Oxford Road 11.45am Starting Rally 12.15pm May Day march […]

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International Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day this year is taking place on Thursday 28th April. It provides an oppotunity to remember all those killed through work but at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. Rally in Albert Square at 12 noon to 13.00 . Speakers include: Kevan Nelson, UNISON; Ian Hodson President BFAWU; Union […]

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Female Cancer Cover from UNISONProtect

UNISONProtect is very pleased to introduce a brand new product to their range – Female Cancer Cover. Research by Macmillan Cancer support has identified that four out of five cancer patients are on average £570 a month worse off following their diagnosis. This is the result of a combination of factors, including having to stop […]

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Love the NHS, Save the Student Bursary – Campaign Meeting

The Student Bursary is a keystone of the NHS. It enables people from all walks of life to commit to the three years of training it takes to become one of over 377,000 qualified nurses currently working in the NHS. Without the bursary many would be effectively excluded from entering nursing, midwifery, and other allied […]

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NJC Pay Update – UNISON presses on

The Employers’ Side of the NJC met on 1 April to discuss the proposal by the three unions for a one-year deal and agreed timetables for implementation of the reviews of term-time working and the pay spine. In response, they said that they are not prepared to make a one-year offer and have only offered […]

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Consultation for all members on the EU Referendum

As you will be aware there is to be a national referendum on 23rd June 2016 on whether the UK should leave or stay in the EU. That date coincides with UNISON’s National Delegate Conference and the union has decided to ask Branches to consult members on what position, if any, UNISON should take in […]

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    • RT @rebecca_moore_: Really pleased that my union @UnisonMcr have decided to back @tony4gtrmcr
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    • RT @tony4gtrmcr: UNISON is supporting my bid to be Labour's candidate for the Greater #Manchester mayoral elections! #iBackTony https://t.c…
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    • RT @pawsoffpwhs: @UnisonMcr Please sign & RT the petition to oppose academy conversion of Parrs Wood High #SaveOurSchools…
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    • Have you signed the petition on #LGPS investment regulations yet? We now have 73,874 signatures and need 27,000 more
      about 2 weeks ago
    • The decision to accept a 2% pay increase over 2 years for LG members isn't good enough. To find out why read here
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