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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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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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Free Functional Skills Courses for UNISON Members

Do you need your Maths or English certificate? Do you want to brush up on your numeracy or literacy? Achieve a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification, equivalent to grade C GCSE, in Maths or English. Learn alongside other UNISON members and receive full support from qualified tutors. This offer, for UNISON members […]

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Issue 8 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter – “Equality Matters” – is now available to view on-line or download. Equality Matters – Issue No. 8 – July 2017

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UNISON Welfare School Uniform Grant 2017

If you’re struggling with the rising cost of living, and worried about how you’ll be able to cope with back-to-school costs, UNISON might be able to help. ‘There for you‘ are once again launching the School Uniform Grant programme for 2017. An application form and poster are embedded into this post below, which you can […]

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Not One Day More #ToriesOut – National Demonstration

The Branch has arranged tickets for train travel down to the national march and demonstration on Saturday 1st July organised by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity. For more information about the event itself you can visit the FaceBook page by clicking this link. If you are interested in attending then please respond by 12pm on […]

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UNISON response to Manchester Arena atrocity

Responding to the terror attack at Manchester Arena, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This was a despicable act designed to cause maximum pain and suffering. It’s barbaric beyond words that this happened at a concert attended by so many children and young people. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected including the […]

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Manchester bombing

To All Manchester UNISON Members Everyone will be shocked and appalled by the atrocity of last night targeted at young people. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed and injured. We are grateful for the tremendous response from our emergency services, hospital staff and council officers for doing all they could […]

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