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Stephen Lawrence Day – 22 April 2021

Join us in recognising Stephen Lawrence Day 2021 and discussing whether systemic racism has moved on and the way forward. Let us work together in “…creating a society in which everyone can flourish.” This online event is hosted by UNISON Manchester Branch and you can register for your free ticket now on Eventbrite at this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UNISON challenges government’s claim that education staff don’t need PPE

Union raises strong concerns with Department for Education’s latest guidance UNISON has written to the Department for Education, after its updated guidance on social distancing in education settings said that education staff do not require personal protective equipment (PPE). While the union understands that the risks in schools are different to those in hospitals, it is […]

UNISON puts its weight behind BackTo60 women’s pensions campaign

UNISON is putting its weight behind the campaign for full restitution of the state pension to 3.8 million women born in the 1950s. The women, supported by BackTo60, lost their pension after the pension age was raised from 60 to 66. Some of them are facing up to a six year wait. Many are in […]

Greater Manchester Bus Consultation: Have your say on how your buses are run

Buses are vital for Greater Manchester. They’re used for three-out-of-four public transport journeys and help reduce the number of cars on our roads, which means less congestion and less pollution. Even if you are not a regular bus passenger they are important in keeping the city-region moving. But bus use is falling. Currently in Greater […]

Stop the Coup, Defend Democracy – Manchester Protest

Another Europe is Possible has organised a protest in Manchester to defend democracy in light of the Government’s attempts to prorogue parliament. If you wish to participate join us at 12pm on Saturday 31st August in Cathedral Gardens, Manchester City Centre and for more information you can refer to the event page on Facebook.

Defend Local Government Pensions

The Government is currently consulting on plans to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of offering the local government pension scheme (LGPS) to new non-teaching staff. The proposal would: Create a two-tier workforce with new starters offered inferior pensions; Disproportionately affect women and the lower paid; Threaten the future sustainability of the […]

School Uniform Grant 2019

Get help with the cost of school uniforms Families living on low incomes with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard. But it’s not all bad news – help IS available. The union’s welfare charity There […]

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