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Update on Local Government Pay Offer

On 24th January UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) met to consider the Local Government Employers pay offer and voted to call on members to REJECT the 2 year 2% pay offer for years 2018-2020. Our Branch and our North West Region agreed UNISON should consult all members on whether to consider rejecting the offer and […]

Winter Fuel Grant Application 2017-2018

We are delighted to forward details of the 2017-2018 Winter Fuel Grant Programme. Anything you can do that will ensure members on the lowest of income receive all the information that they need to apply would be very much appreciated. Included here is the application form and survey (applicants must complete both please) and a […]

Stars in Our Schools Competition Winners

Stars in our Schools took place on Friday 24 November and, like last year, participation across schools in Manchester was very high. The prize draw has been completed and the winners of the competition this year are: 1st Prize – £500 – Levenshulme High School Joint 2nd Prize – £250 each – Abraham Moss High […]

Local Government Pay Offer 2018

The latest update on the Local Government Pay Offer for 2018 is included as a PDF below which you can either view online, or download. The details of this offer will be discussed at the next Branch Executive Committee meeting due to be held on Wednesday 13th December.

National Education Union – Recruitment of Support Staff in Publicly Funded Schools

A TUC agreement has been reached between the support staff unions (UNISON, unite and GMB) and the National Education Union (NEU) which means that the NEU should not ‘actively of knowingly’ recruit support staff working in publicly funded schools (this covers maintained schools, academies, free schools and others). Please find the detailed agreement here: Click […]

Skills for Strength 2018

Registration is now open for Skills for Strength 2018, our annual organising convention, which is due to be held on Saturday, 10th March 2018 at the Mechanics Institute, Princess Street, Manchester. Skills for Strength is a key date in the regional calendar not to be missed. Our organising convention brings together activists from across UNISON […]

International Men’s Day Event

International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual event celebrated on 19 November and observed by over 70 countries, including England, where the event was inaugurated by students from the University of Kent, who celebrated the day on campus. IMD is informally viewed as a male counterpart of International Women’s Day (8 March) and relates to […]

Join UAF Protest Against Fascist EDL Founder’s Book Launch

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) have organised a protest against EDL founder Tommy Robinson’s book launch, which is taking place in Castlefield Bowl in Manchester City Centre tonight (Friday 3rd November). UAF’s protest is assembling at 5.00pm at St Peter’s Square, outside Central Library next to Manchester Town Hall. From there the protest will proceed onwards […]

Issue 9 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of Equality Matters is now available to view online and download for reading later. Equality Matters – Issue 9 October 2017

Former General Secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe Has Passed Away

Sadly, Rodney Bickerstaffe – former General Secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – died today, Tuesday 3 October 2017. Rodney, or Bick as he was known to many, was a great personal friend to many of us and a dedicated champion of all the union members he proudly represented throughout his career. He coupled a […]

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