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Joint NEU/UNISON update for Schools’ members

The following joint NEU/UNISON email has been issued today to all of our members in Schools in response to yesterday’s email sent out by the Department for Education regarding our recent advice concerning the safety of face-to-face teaching in schools.   Dear Member We apologise for writing to you at such a difficult time. We […]

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Advice for members in special schools and AP

We have received further advice for UNISON members working in special schools and colleges, and alternative education settings.   Context: With the new variant of the virus shown to being considerably more transmissible than the version prevalent in 2020 the previous risk assessment will no longer be fit for purpose. As a matter of priority, […]

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Urgent advice for all members in Schools

The following information has been sent out by the national office to all members in Schools and we are sharing it again here to ensure it is seen by as many members as possible. We will continue to share updates on the situation regarding Schools and COVID19 as we receive further details. If your school […]

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Christmas Closedown Arrangements for Manchester UNISON

The Branch will be closing over the Christmas period from 2:00pm on Thursday 24th November and we will re-open after the New Year on Monday 4th January 2021. If you require assistance during the closedown you should contact UNISONdirect on 0800 0857 857. We hope you can enjoy a well-earned rest over Christmas and that […]

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Grinchy Sunak – Pay Us, Don’t Betray Us

This year has been hard for us all but particularly for public sector workers. At UNISON North West, we appreciate everything you do as a public sector worker. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Grinchy Sunak who has gifted public sector workers a pay freeze for Christmas this year. On 19th March, the Government […]

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UNISON GenSec Election: Need a replacement ballot?

The UNISON General Secretary election is underway and if you still haven’t received your ballot paper, or if you need a replacement, there is still time to contact the ballot helpline on 0800 0 857 857. Please note that the ballot helpline closes at 12 noon on Friday 20th November so do not delay if […]

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URGENT communication for members

We are experiencing difficulties with the migration of our emails to Microsoft Teams from Google. Some of our Branch Officers are receiving no emails on either system. If you are contacting us and are not receiving a response, please ring the branch office on 0161 254 7500 or send an email to the branch inbox […]

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USE YOUR VOTE – HAVE YOUR SAY!

Ballot papers are now being delivered to elect the next UNISON General Secretary. Manchester UNISON nominated Paul Holmes but whoever you vote for please use your vote as past elections have seen turnouts as low as approx 10%. Whoever is elected matters to you and your future. Don’t leave it to others – USE YOUR […]

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Manchester branch has nominated Paul Holmes for General Secretary

Manchester branch has nominated Paul Holmes for general secretary because: Paul has the best record of leadership and fighting for members; Paul is the members’ candidate, from the shop floor; Paul will take the job on his current wage, donating the additional £100,000 back to the welfare and strike funds; Paul will massively increase funding […]

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Local Government Pensions: The £95k cap on exit payments

On Wednesday 30 September there will be a final vote on the regulations that will impose a £95,000 cap on all exit payments in the public sector. This cap will hit hardest in local government, because the capital costs for the Local Government Pension Scheme are included as part of the £95k (except in Scotland) […]

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