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UNISON Manchester Virtual Branch AGM 2021

For the first time this year, our Branch Annual General Meeting will be held virtually online via Microsoft Teams. To enable maximum member participation we are holding two separate meetings: the first will take place at 5:00pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021 and the second at 12:45pm on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In order to […]

We Still Need Buses To Be Publicly Controlled And Accountable

The public consultation carried right across Greater Manchester a year ago resulted in a massive majority for the bus companies to be regulated and put under public control rather than the unregulated mess of a bus service we currently endure. Since then the Covid pandemic caused Greater Manchester Combined Authority to review this proposal but […]

Christmas Closedown Arrangements for Manchester UNISON

The Branch will be closing over the Christmas period from 2:00pm on Thursday 24th November and we will re-open after the New Year on Monday 4th January 2021. If you require assistance during the closedown you should contact UNISONdirect on 0800 0857 857. We hope you can enjoy a well-earned rest over Christmas and that […]

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 […]

URGENT communication for members

We are experiencing difficulties with the migration of our emails to Microsoft Teams from Google. Some of our Branch Officers are receiving no emails on either system. If you are contacting us and are not receiving a response, please ring the branch office on 0161 254 7500 or send an email to the branch inbox […]

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 […]

UNISON NW Schools Courses Update – August 2020

Below is the latest update from UNISON North West which provides information on courses for members based in Schools. If you are interested in attending any of the courses listed, please click on the relevant link in the update and follow the instructions for registration.

Branch Circular: Covid-19 Update #7

Hopefully the levels of Covid-19 deaths and new infections will continue to decline but it is at a much slower rate than most of Europe and the relaxation of measures without apparently reaching the Government’s own threshold risks a second wave. The ineptness of the Government is shown in almost all it touches. The Government’s […]

Branch Circular: Covid-19 Update #6

Many of us will have watched on Sunday night the much built up televised statement by the Prime Minister who was supposed to outline the way forward for the nation in this Covid crisis. What we got took the government gross incompetence in how it has responded in this crisis to new depths. Aside from […]

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