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National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism

A national unity demonstration has been called for by Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism to counter the growth of the far-right in the UK as they become increasingly confident and vicious in their activities. The demonstration is due to take place in London on 17th November and is backed by Dianne Abbott […]

Manchester Demonstation Against Trump

On Friday 13th July we will be demonstrating against Trump from 5pm in Albert Square. Speakers at the rally will highlight the struggle against Trump’s bigoted policies – from fighting racism, war and sexism… to the battle against runaway climate change, in solidarity with Palestine and migrants. We want to make sure that Manchester, like […]

TUC National Demonstration: Step Up for Public Services

The TUC has called a national demonstration on Saturday 12 May in London. This is going to be a key moment in the fight for public services. We’ll show decision-makers we’re scared for the public services we love – and the public are on our side. We won’t take the cuts and pay freezes lying […]

UNISON Accepts NJC Pay Offer

The Branch Secretary is circulating this notice with regret as it was not the Branch position to accept the pay offer. UNISON ACCEPTS NJC PAY OFFER The UNISON NJC Committee met on 6 April to consider branch feedback on its recommendation that UNISON should accept the NJC pay offer for 2018-20. The previous membership consultation […]

NJC Committee seeks Branch views by 5 April

UNISON’s membership consultation on the Local Government Association’s (LGA) pay offer for 2018-20 ended on 9 March. The UNISON NJC Committee met on 15th March to consider the response. UNISON members have rejected the LGA’s offer, with 50.44% voting to reject and 48.66% voting to accept it. (0.89% of ballot papers were spoilt.) The Committee […]

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.

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 […]

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