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Issues with contacting the Branch Office this week

It has recently come to light that there have been issues for members who have tried to contact the Branch Office this week on our external number: 0161 254 7500. This problem has now been resolved and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Special Local Government Conference – Update

Given the Branches who are known to have supported the requisition for a Special Local Government Conference it now appears the minimum 25 % threshold has been reached. Thanks to all the following Branches who have supported the requisition. Blackpool Birmingham Bolton Brent Brighton Bristol Bury Cambridgeshire County Camden Cheshire East Cheshire West Coventry Devon […]

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Pay Proposals Accepted

The national pay ballot closed today and despite the vote for rejection of the proposals in Manchester Branch, the North West Region, and London unfortunately the proposals were agreed nationally, and have therefore been accepted. The Branch intends to pursue our concerns about the manner in which these negotiations have been handled by the national […]

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Special Conference Nears – List Of Supporting Branches

The original requisition for a Special Conference was submitted by Manchester Branch on 14th October. ‘Dear Heather I am writing on behalf of our Branch to requisition a Special Local Government Service Group Conference. In accordance with UNISON Rule D3.4.11 on xx.xx.xx date our Branch / Branch Executive agreed to call for the requisition of […]

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Manchester Rejects Pay Proposals

As part of the National ballot on the pay proposals our Branch ballot has now closed. 1,425 members (80.55 % ) supported the Branch recommendation to oppose the pay proposals and voted to reject. 344 members (19.45 % ) voted to accept the proposals. The Branch turnout in the ballot was 31.88 %. The National […]

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Manchester Council Budget Cuts 2015/17

As you may be aware by now Manchester Labour Group had an awayday on Saturday 8th November to consider how Manchester Council can respond to expected further Tory / Lib Dem cuts in Manchester’s budget of approximately £60m in 2015/16 rising to up to a further £30m in 2016/17. At the moment these are estimates […]

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Use Your Vote – Reject More Pay Cuts

The ballot deadline on the pay proposals / cuts closes on Wed morning next week. So members only have a few days to vote. Manchester UNISON and the North West Region are recommending members to REJECT the proposals. After today it will probably be too late to post ballot papers so members are urged to […]

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Vote Yes to a campaigning voice for UNISON

The political fund ballot runs from 1 November till 30 November – Manchester UNISON calls on all members for a Yes vote UNISON campaigns hard to defend jobs and decent employment standards, to promote public services and equality, and to protect the health and safety of our members. To do this, the law says that […]

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A Member Tells Us Why She’s Rejecting The NJC Non-Offer

The headquarters bulletins like to give rose tinted examples of the ‘benefits’ to be gained under the deliberately confusing deal cooked up behind closed doors by the full-time negotiators and the LGA. Well, here’s one from real life. “I work full time and earn just less than £20,000. I supported the union’s Worth It campaign […]

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Local Government Pay: The Con is on. But no one is fooled.

Over the past week we have been out meeting members across the city about the pay proposals. At these meetings many people are saying the same thing. That the proposals are confusing. We agree. They are written that way on purpose. They are written to try and fool us all into accepting the proposals by […]

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    • @Officialwads Hello, if you are a member of manchester branch please contact our office on 0161 254 7500.
      about 3 weeks ago
    • An update on our campaign to requisition a special local government conference on pay #NJCpay14
      about 4 weeks ago
    • The results of the national pay consultation are now available #NJCpay14
      about 1 month ago
    • A Special Local Government Conference draws near - Thank you to all those Branches who have supported us #NJCpay14
      about 1 month ago
    • Our Branch membership has voted and chose to support our recommendation to reject the pay proposals #NJCpay14
      about 1 month ago

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