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Labour Leadership Election

The Labour Party National Executive Committee has agreed the timetable for the election of the Leader of the Labour Party. The election will conclude with a Leadership Conference on 24 September 2016. From 5pm on Monday 18 July to 5pm on Wednesday 20 July there will be a link to sign up as a registered […]

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

*UPDATE* Less than 2,000 signatures are required now to meet our target. Please re-share the link to the petition with your co-workers, friends and family. We now have 98,2076 signatures to date and need 100,000 to ensure there is a parliamentary debate. The government wants to use the money in your pension funds to invest […]

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Press Release on Government’s new Social Work Bill

UNISON joins professional associations and academic bodies to condemn plans to give ministers control over social work regulation in England As leaders of representative bodies of social work and social workers in England, we are writing jointly to raise profound concerns about the Children and Social Work Bill (hereafter the bill) which is currently before […]

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Miami Five Freedom Tour – July 2016

UNISON has been a key supporter of the campaign to free the ‘Miami Five’ – the five Cubans who spent 16 years in US jails for trying to stop terrorist attacks against Cuba. The final members of the Miami were freed from US jails in December 2014 and returned home to Cuba and their families. […]

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Issue 5 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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UNISON Advice Re: NUT Industrial Action on 5th July

The NUT have recently announced that they are calling on their members to take strike action on 5 July in response to the threat to the pay, terms and conditions of teachers, linked to funding. Details of the NUT campaign can be found here The DfE revised guidance to schools on industrial action can be […]

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#KeepCorbyn – Emergency Rally on Friday

In the crisis following the EU referendum, we need a united, socialist Labour Party. Our representatives in parliament need to respect Corbyn’s overwhelming mandate. Join Manchester and Trafford Momentum and Manchester Trades Council on Friday July 1 at 6 pm in Picadilly Gardens, Manchester for a #KeepCorbyn rally. We need to make this big to […]

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Fight for working people, not each other

Unison believes the attack on our leader is misjudged, mistimed and indulgent. After a devastating Referendum result, it is vital that our Labour MP’s return to their constituencies to begin to heal the dangerous fault lines that have split poorer working class communities and not be hidden away in the corridors of Westminster plotting against […]

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The Tories are divided, but at this crucial time, Labour should not be

Last summer, our union nominated Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader, and a great number of our members voted for him in the Labour leadership contest. Support for Jeremy remains the position of this union as determined by our members through our democratic structures. Our Labour party members conference next week will be have an open […]

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Branch Office Closure This Week

Due to the declaration of the EU Referendum result taking place in the Town Hall the Branch Office will be closed on Friday 24th June. Members are advised to contact UNISONdirect on 0800 0857857 if they require urgent assistance on that date. The Branch Office will be open as usual from Monday 27th June.

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