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People’s Assembly Demo: Sunday 3 October

The People’s Assembly have organised a week of action, including a march and rally, which is taking place in Manchester during the Tory Party conference over 2nd – 5th October. On Sunday 3 October, you can join the #UnitedAgainstTheTories demo by assembling at 12pm on Oxford Road near Whitworth Park. Throughout the conference week, there […]

Save the Date! Black History Event: Recognise or Demoralise?

As part of Black History Month this year, UNISON Manchester is hosting a special event to commemorate Black History, entitled Recognise or Demoralise? The event is being held at Manchester Central Library, St Peter’s Square on Wednesday 6 October 2021 and it will run from 2:00pm – 5:00pm. Join us for an afternoon of celebration, […]

NJC Pay Offer 2021-22: Consultation Ballot

All branch members eligible to vote in the consultation for the NJC Pay Offer 2021/22 should have received their ballot paper by now. If we hold an email address for you then you should have received a link instead, which will allow you to submit your vote online. The 1.75% that has been offered is […]

Labour Link Elections 2021

Branch members who have opted to pay into the Labour Link political fund as part of their membership will shortly receive ballot papers in respect of UNISON’s Labour Link Elections. It only takes a couple of minutes to vote and we encourage all eligible members to participate in this important election. Voting is now open […]

NJC Pay Offer 2021-22: Virtual Pay Meetings for Members

As part of the consultation on the NJC pay offer for 2021, UNISON Manchester are hosting virtual pay meetings via Microsoft Teams. These meetings will give members an opportunity to hear more about the pay offer and why UNISON recommends that members vote to REJECT the offer. Tickets to attend this event are free and […]

NJC Pay Offer 2021-22: Upcoming Meetings and Consultation Ballot

UNISON has launched a consultation for local government members, working in schools and councils to decide whether to accept or reject your pay offer for 2021. Despite your courage and sacrifice throughout COVID-19, most council and school workers have only been offered 1.75%. With inflation at 3.9%, that’s a real terms pay cut. The value […]

Equality Matters – August 2021

The latest issue of our branch equalities newsletter “Equality Matters” is now available to view online below. Any comments or future articles should be sent to our Branch Equality Officer, Sonia Stewart, by emailing sonia.stewart1@manchester.gov.uk

Winter Hill Trespass – 125th Anniversary

This year Bolton celebrates the 125th anniversary of Britain’s biggest ever rights of way dispute, Bolton’s Battle for Winter Hill in 1896. It was a battle between local mill and factory workers against a wealthy conservative landowner that involved many thousands of local people. It’s thanks to the research of Bolton Historian, Paul Salveson and […]

UNISON Activist Webinar on Mental Health in Colleges

UNISON Further Education are holding a webinar for UNISON activists at 4pm on 23rd September 2021 to discuss the topic of Mental Health in Colleges. The event will be held via Microsoft Teams and the join link will be available soon. For more information please visit the event page on the national UNISON website: www.unison.org.uk/events/organising-around-mental-health-in-colleges/

Stephen Lawrence Day Event Video Now Online

Earlier this year on 22 April 2021, UNISON Manchester hosted a live stream event to commemorate the first annual Stephen Lawrence Day. The event recording is now available to watch on the branch YouTube channel and for convenience it can also be viewed in the embedded player below.

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