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Category Archives: Manchester News

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 […]

Drive The Tories Out – The People’s Cavalcade

On Saturday 3 April, the People’s Assembly are assembling at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre for the Manchester leg of a national cavalcade to protest against the Tories and their devastating affect on many aspects of our lives. If you are interested in joining the cavalcade and would like to find out more then please visit […]

There is still time to register for Skills for Strength

There is still time to register for Skills for Strength, the convention for UNISON members in the North West who want to get more involved in the union and for our current activists to learn even more! This is a practical event to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s […]

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 […]

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