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Peterloo Massacre Bicentenary: March for Democracy

On the 16th August 1819 at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, armed cavalry charged into a crowd of some 60,000 – 80,000 peaceful protesters who had travelled from all across Greater Manchester to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. This event became known in history as the Peterloo Massacre and this year we are commemorating its […]

Reminder: UNISON NEC Elections 2019

Our Branch has nominated the following candidates for our National Executive Committee which is elected every 2 years and is the body which leads our union on a whole range of key issues affecting our members and their future. It is vital that we elect a NEC which will be prepared to do everything possible […]

Manchester May Day Celebrations

As part of the May Day celebrations this year a number of events will be taking place across the city. A summary of the planned activities is included below along with clickable links for more information. Wednesday 1 May – Wednesday 8 May 0161 Festival: facebook.com/events/164395167823846/ Saturday 4 May 1pm – 5pm Salford May Day […]

No to Fascist Tommy Robinson in Salford

Stand Up to Racism and Unite Against Fascism have called for a counter-protest against Tommy Robinson who has organised a rally against the BBC in Salford this Saturday 23 February. The counter-protest is starting at 11am outside the BBC Television Studios, Salford Quays, Salford M50 2QH. Working people in Manchester have long rejected the toxic […]

Issue 13 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter “Equality Matters” is now available to view online.

Stars in our Schools Contest Winners 2018

Stars in Our Schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON organises the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education. The event which took place on 23rd November highlighted the very hard work of our wonderful […]

“Equality Matters” – Issue Number 12

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter “Equality Matters” is now available to view online.

Better Times – The Story of the Poplar Rates Rebellion

“Better Times” written by Barrie Keeffe is the first full-length play directed by Ad Lib Productions, a new “pop up” theatre group based in Bolton and Manchester. It tells the story of the Poplar Rates Rebellion, a tax protest that took place in Poplar, London in 1921. It was led by the former Labour Mayor […]

Bee in the City 2018

If you travel into the city centre today you will notice there is a real buzz in the air. Thanks to the efforts of Wild in Art in conjunction with Manchester City Council and over a hundred sponsors, we can all enjoy one of the most spectacular public art events the city has ever seen […]

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 […]

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