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Manchester Branch Black Members SOG

Our Self-Organised Group (SOG) is interested in hearing the views, opinions and experiences of any Black members of UNISON who are interested in making the most of their relationship with their union. Does this sound like you? If it does, please join us at our meetings and let your voice be heard! Our meetings are […]

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Manchester College staff take fight over funding to Westminster

Staff from The Manchester College took part in a UNISON delegation to join further education staff from across the country in a lobby of Westminster last week to oppose the savage 24% cuts to adult education. Hundreds of activists took part in a rally outside parliament before heading inside the House of Commons to speak […]

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Don’t lose out – are you claiming tax back for cleaning your uniform at work?

Do you wear a uniform as part of your job? Do you have to wash your own uniform? Did you know that you could be eligible to claim tax back for cleaning your uniform? Following negotiations with the Inland Revenue, UNISON has reached an agreement whereby members may be able to claim tax relief for […]

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Motions we want to be heard at our National Delegate Conference 2015

As we get ready for UNISON’s National Delegate Conference on Tuesday the union is starting the process of reprioritising the motions. Even over four days there isn’t enough time to hear every motion. So this is a last chance to move issues that are important to us up the agenda and hopefully have chance to […]

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Sign the petition to support unfairly dismissed UNISON rep

We believe that Robert O’Donnell, UNISON representative for Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), was unfairly sacked by the SECC Management on 25 May. He was dismissed following an alleged unwitnessed incident with his supervisor. UNISON is totally convinced that this was a trumped up charge and that the dismissal relates to Robert’s role […]

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Emergency Motion to Conference – DOCAS

DOCAS (deduction of contributions at source) is the system used to take your union subs straight out of your wages. Also known as “check off” it’s a simple, cheap system that is easy for UNISON, our members and employers. It also isn’t something employers do for free as a favour to us. UNISON pays for […]

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Preparing for Retirement – A FREE course for members in Local Government

Do you work in Local Government? Are you 2 years away from retirement – 1year – or 6 months away? Are you a Pensions Champion or Pensions Contacts? Why not come along to this free course for members. The programme will include: Managing Change – moving from work to retirement Occupational Pensions in Local Government […]

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The Tory Anti-Trade Union Bill – Desperation and Hypocrisy

The new Tory Government is starting off quick, trying to push through their more dispicable legislation as fast as they can. This is being dressed up a kind of dynamism. The American stylings of doing things in “the first hundred days” are commonplace. But it isn’t really dynamism. It’s desperation. While the Tories are making […]

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Access to Work Petition

As you may be aware, within hours of the general election result being declared the new government announced cuts to Access to Work funding. This will impact significantly on disabled members who rely on Access to Work funding. In particular deaf people who will be greatly affected if their access to British Sign Language interpreter […]

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Welfare – School Uniform Grant 2015

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 2015. An application form and poster are embedded into this post below, which you can […]

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