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HOPE not Hate: Stand with me

A MESSAGE FROM HOPE NOT HATE DIRECTOR NICK LOWLES On Friday, the regulated period for the 2015 General Election begins and every penny we spend on campaigning or exposing extremist and racist parties and politicians has to be recorded and reported to the Electoral Commission. Because of the recent Lobbying Act we will have 70% [...]

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Justice for All! Cuts to legal aid and advice services deny us access to justice

Access To Advice and Justice Alliance North invite you to a public meeting about the future of free, publicly funded legal advice. Come along to the meeting It’s taking place during the Labour Party Conference in Manchester . We want local and national politicians to hear what you have to say about the cuts to [...]

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Free transport to the ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ TUC national demonstration – 18 October

*UPDATE* All our 100 free train tickets to the October 14 TUC demo have now gone. If you want to go still tell us and we can put you on a reserve list. Called by the TUC, this is shaping up to be one of the biggest demonstrations of the year. We will be providing [...]

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Stand up to UKIP: Public Meeting Monday 15th September

There will be a public meeting in support of Stand up to UKIP on Monday 15th September at 7pm in The Friends Meeting House, Mount Street Manchester M2 5NS. Speakers include: Julie Ward – North West MEP Jo Cardwell – Stand Up to UKIP and our very own Assistant Branch Secretary Rena Wood So head [...]

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Housing Association News

Merger update The Boards of Eastlands Homes and City South have agreed to go ahead with a proposed partnership that will come into effect from 1 April 2015. The next steps will be to undertake ‘due diligence’, carrying out a detailed appraisal of both organisations to ensure there are no material issues which might lead [...]

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Good to meet you… Pete Banks

Pete is a long standing activist, having held several roles in the branch down the years. He has recently begun a second stint as Assistant Branch Secretary, following several years as the Joint Trade Union Secondee to m people. Now you can find out a bit more about what makes him tick. Name: Pete Banks [...]

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How to prepare for strike action on October 14th

Our next day of strike action in October may seem like a long way off. But we have a lot of work to do before then. We need to ask more people to join our union and join our strike. It won’t be easy for any of us. A few of the people we ask [...]

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Why we must take strike action in October

We will take a second day of strike action on 14th October. The Local Government Association is not giving us a choice. They are still not willing to make a reasonable offer. They are still not willing to negotiate in good faith. We cannot back down. We have little choice but to keep the pressure [...]

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Citizen Maths course registration is open – try something new!

Autumn is a perfect time to try out and learn new things. As a Maths Champion you now have an opportunity to register on the Citizen Maths course ahead of the course launch in mid-September. Citizen Maths is a free open online maths course. The course will be set to Level 2 (equivalent to GCSEs [...]

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Going through yet another restructuring?

We are pleased to offer a Coping With Change 1 day course: Date: Friday 5th September Time: 9.30-4.30 Venue: UNISON Regional Centre, Arena Point A 1 day course to help with changes in the workplace. This personal development workshop is for individuals who are affected by reorganisation or change in the work place. The course [...]

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    • Find out a bit more about Assistant Branch Secretary Pete Banks
      about 16 hours ago
    • The LGA is not negotiating in good faith. We have to continue our #strike action. #oct14
      about 2 days ago
    • @Mcrlabour need your help to take Withington at the #generalelection. Contact the branch to find out what you can do:
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    • Nick Lowles @hopenothate explains how the Lobbying Act will affect campaigning against extremist and racist parties
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