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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 […]

Use your Vote on Thursday to STOP fascist Tommy Robinson

Use your vote to Stop Fascist Tommy Robinson. Trade unions are supporting the campaign to encourage people to use their vote on May 23rd to stop the fascist Tommy Robinson becoming an MEP in the North West. The PR system in the EU elections means he only need a small percentage of the vote to […]

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 […]

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