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

Called by the TUC, this is shaping up to be one of the biggest demonstrations of the year. We will be providing free transport to all Branch members who want to attend. We need a huge turnout to show this government the strength of our resolve and how much the wider public support us. Our [...]

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Course places available for new UNISON Stewards in September

Are you interested in becoming a UNISON Steward? You can learn how to support and represent members in your local workplace at a new Organising Steward starting in September at UNISON’s North West Regional Centre. There are still a few places remaining and the course runs from 9th September for 5 days, one day a [...]

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Local government and school support workers to strike again on 30 September

UNISON’s local government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to hold a second day of strike action on Tuesday 30 September. The announcement follows the strike on 10 July, which saw around a million public service workers walk out in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay. The union is [...]

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Denis Goldberg Freedom fighter and Humanist

Community H.E.A.R.T. & Liliesleaf present a tribute in honour of Denis Goldberg, written by South African, British, German, Dutch and Swedish anti apartheid activists, friends and comrades who have known him during his remarkable life. Denis Goldberg was one of those sentenced in 1964 to life imprisonment with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Ahmed Kathrada and [...]

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A message to our new members

As part of our recent strike action over 200 new members have joined UNISON Manchester. We extend a warm welcome to you all. As members of the branch you will start seeing the words “Unity is Strength” quite a lot. On this site and on any letters and leaflets you receive. It is a phrase [...]

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10 July strike in pictures

Just a few pictures of UNISON Manchester members on the picket lines, and at the rally in Piccadilly.  Got any you would like to share?  Then just email us at the Branch.                          

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A Message from the Branch Secretary

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped to deliver such a successful day of strike action.  To all those members who took action today, to the picketers who were at their workplaces so early and to everyone who took part in all the organisation beforehand. I also want to thank [...]

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Why we must strike tomorrow

If you want decent public services, if you think fair pay is important and if you oppose plans to weaken local government and school services, then now is the time to take action together. The reality is that we have no choice but to strike tomorrow. If we do not stand and fight in this [...]

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It’s Time To Strike

UNISON members across the country have spoken. We have read all the facts and figures about our wages. How the pay freeze was a pay cut. How 1% is a pay cut. More importantly we have lived it. All of us getting poorer every year. More of us claiming more benefits to make ends meet. [...]

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Members Vote For Strike Action

UNISON’s local government and school support workers have voted yes to strike action in a dispute over pay.  The low paid, mainly women, workers have faced a 3 year pay freeze and have now been offered a 1% pay rise. The lowest are paid just above the statutory national minimum wage and did not even [...]

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    • Free transport for members to one of the biggest demos of the year in London on Oct 18 #britainneedsapayrise #O18 http://t.co/tG5mdU1SZ6
      about 1 day ago
    • #FF @NorthWestUNISON find out what your regional representatives are doing on your behalf
      about 5 days ago
    • Are you interested in becoming a UNISON Steward? @NorthWestUNISON are running a new training course starting 9th Sept http://t.co/VStxpwAE38
      about 5 days ago
    • Local government and school support workers are to strike again on 30 September #S30 #S30strike http://t.co/FvZLzCQ7lZ
      about 6 days ago
    • Community H.E.A.R.T. & Liliesleaf present a tribute in honour of Denis Goldberg, freedom fighter and humanist http://t.co/iUF8Plekvv
      about 7 days ago

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