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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 […]

Local government pay offer rejected

UNISON’s NJC Committee, the union’s national committee for local government pay across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, met on Friday to consider the Employers’ 1.5% pay offer. The Committee strongly agreed to reject the offer. In the context of our claim for a 10% pay increase, the offer of 1.5% is insulting, and shows blatant […]

NJC Pay Offer Update

The Employers’ Side of the NJC this afternoon responded to the trade unions’ pay claim, with a pay offer of 1.5%, and completion of the outstanding work of the joint term-time only review group. The Employers also responded to various elements of the unions’ conditions claim. They proposed exploratory discussions on a national minimum agreement […]

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 […]

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