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UNISON General Secretary Election

The election for UNISON General Secretary is well underway. Manchester UNISON Branch overwhelmingly agreed to nominate John Burgess for the post. Unfortunately in the past there have been low levels of turnout in the elections and given the threats of five more years of pay cuts, the slashing of tax credits, attacks on our pension […]

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Show Racism the Red Card – Manchester 8th December

UNISON is sponsoring a film event in Manchester’s National Football Museum (opposite Printworks) with support from Show Racism The Red Card and the PFA (Professional Footballers Association). This is a free event open to members who can book their place via the Branch ‎by 24th November so that catering and drinks can be organised. Please […]

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UNISON MoneyTalk Newsletter Autumn 2015

Read on below for the Autumn issue of UNISONMoneyTalk, the personal finance newsletter for UNISON members. In this issue you can read about: Tax-free savings don’t end with ISAs: ISAs are a well known option when it comes to making the most of your tax-free savings, but did you know that these aren’t the only […]

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Trade Unions Fight To Stop Attacks on Freedom

The TUC have produced a detailed briefing on the Government attacks on trade unions aimed at undermining recruiting and retaining membership. Trade Unions are one of the few social movements left to challenge attacks on working people and also the assault on public services, the NHS, the poor and the vulnerable. Even though most unions […]

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UNISON North West LGBT Meetings 2016

The UNISON North West LGBT Committee is pleased to announce that our open meetings for 2016 will take place on the following dates: Saturday 23rd January – 1100 hours to 1600 hours Thursday 26th May – 1800 hours to 2000 hours Saturday 10th September (AGM) – 1100 hours to 1600 hours In addition, a training […]

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Lobby of Parliament for Trade Union Bill

Yesterday Manchester Branch sent a delegation down to London to join a lobby of Parliament over the proposed Trade Union Bill. For a full report on why the Trade Union Bill is an attack on us all read the latest edition of our Branch newsletter, Mancunion.

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Share the Petition: Public inquiry into police and state agency response to domestic violence

Five years ago Rachael Slack, and her two year old son Auden, were stabbed to death by Rachael’s former partner. Today, an Independent Police Complaints Commission review into the investigation of the police’s involvement with the case shows that much more should have been done to protect them. That’s why I’m emailing again to ask […]

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Oct 4th Demonstration: Photo Slideshow

In the slideshow below are a selection of photos taken on the recent march and rally in Manchester on Sunday 4th October. A full report of the event will be included in the next issue of our Branch Newsletter, Mancunion. Please note that if the slideshow does not display correctly you can view the images […]

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Remembering Joe Hill: 100 years on

Joe Hill (1879-1915) was a songwriter and union activist, framed and then executed by the state of Utah. His creative way of campaigning and organising has relevance for those fighting for workers’ rights now. Joe Hill, the troubadour and union organiser, who “never died”, makes his appearance this November at the Adelphi Liverpool in a […]

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A message from the Labour Party Leader

During the last three months, our party has changed. The hopes of so many people – of a different Britain, a better Britain, a more equal, more decent Britain – have grown our movement to a size and strength we haven’t seen for decades. They are fed up with the inequality, the injustice, the unnecessary […]

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    • The election for UNISON Gen Sec is underway. Our branch has nominated John @Burgess4GenSec. Have you cast your vote?
      about 1 week ago
    • UNISON & @SRTRC_England are hosting a film event at the National Football Museum on Tues 8 Dec. Book your place now
      about 1 week ago
    • Read the latest briefing produced by @The_TUC on the Government attacks on trade unions as part of the #TUBill
      about 3 weeks ago
    • @laura_housley Send an email to with your member no and details of the meeting and we will pass this on for you.
      about 3 weeks ago
    • @laura_housley Hi Laura, as you are not a member in our branch the best thing to do is ring UNISONdirect on 08000857857. Hope this helps!
      about 3 weeks ago

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