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Upcoming events on how to resist Islamophobia

We wish to share details of upcoming events on how to resist Islamophobia and understand its causes that you might be interested in attending. Feel free to share this information with anyone else who might be interested as you do not need to be a UNISON member to attend either of these events.   Resisting […]

November Activity Month: Upcoming Events

Throughout November this year, UNISON Manchester are carrying out a number of activities to support recruitment, engage with our existing membership and to provide opportunities for members to talk about the fair pay campaign for council workers and school staff. To help support recruitment, we encourage all members to take advantage of our branch “recruit-a-friend” […]

Stand Up For Palestine – Live and Online!

Palestine Solidarity Campaign have announced a new comedy fundraising event, taking place live in a venue in central London, as well as being streamed live online. The event is titled Stand Up for Palestine and the start time is 7:30pm on Tuesday 9 November. To book a ticket for the in-person live show at the […]

COP26 – Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

From 1st to 12th November 2021, you will be aware that the global climate conference, known as COP26, will be taking place in Glasgow. This is being dubbed as make or break as the time is ticking on the need for urgent action, not just words, to halt irreversible climate change and tackle its consequences. […]

NJC Pay Campaign 2021 – Latest News

UNISON members have voted overwhelmingly to reject the Local Government Employers’ offer of a 1.75% pay increase (2.75% for those on pay point 1). 79% of members voted to reject the offer, and we now know that members of GMB and Unite have voted to reject, with similar percentages. This overwhelming majority of UNISON members […]

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 […]

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 […]

School Uniform Grants 2021

There for You has once again set up a fund to help members on low incomes struggling with the cost of school uniforms. Grants of £50 per child are available, up to a maximum of £150 per family. Applications are by downloadable form and are available now at the following link: www.unison.org.uk/schooluniform2021. As always, this […]

UNISON statement on Gaza ceasefire

UNISON welcomes the ceasefire between the Israeli government and Hamas, and the suspension of the latest deadly assault on Gaza, which has needlessly devastated so many lives. For 11 days, the people of Gaza have endured Israeli military airstrikes, killing 242 Palestinians including 66 children. A further 1,950 people have been injured and 106,000 forced […]

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