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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.

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 […]

Not One Day More #ToriesOut – National Demonstration

The Branch has arranged tickets for train travel down to the national march and demonstration on Saturday 1st July organised by the People’s Assembly Against Austerity. For more information about the event itself you can visit the FaceBook page by clicking this link. If you are interested in attending then please respond by 12pm on […]

Fair Deal 4 Manchester – Torchlight Protest

Our city is under attack by this Tory Government’s continued cuts to our NHS, Health & Social Care and Schools. We must stand together in unison to resist these cuts, which disproportionally affect our young, elderly and most vulnerable people. Trade unionists, Labour Party members, activists groups and Manchester residents are coming together on Saturday […]

UNISON and Labour Working Together Against Cuts in North West Schools

Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner addressed the UNISON North West Schools Forum today (Monday). Angela, a former UNISON North West Regional Convenor, spoke about the importance of organising work in communities in the fight against cuts in school budgets. This approach has worked in forcing the Government to back-track on plans to […]

Attend the Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba

The North West Young Members Forum will be sending two delegates on next year’s Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba. The Brigade, organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, is a fantastic opportunity to experience first-hand the reality of life under the ongoing US blockade of Cuba, witness the achievements of the Cuban Revolution, […]

English FE members to be consulted on 1%/£250 pay offer

National committee meets on 3 October to decide its recommendation, and arrangements for consultation Members working in English further education colleges are to be consulted after employers made a “first and final” offer of a 1% pay increase, or £250, whichever is higher, for 2016/17. UNISON’s further education and sixth form colleges committee will meet […]

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