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Category Archives: Manchester News

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 […]

Film Showing and Q&A with Dennis Skinner MP

On Friday 20th April Dennis Skinner MP will be attending a Q&A session at Moston Miners’ Community Arts Centre to discuss his film “The Beast of Bolsover”. Supporting acts on the night include: The Northern Ramblers, From Carbon and Aargh Kid along with guest speakers Rebecca Long Bailey MP and Paula Barker North West UNISON […]

Stars in Our Schools Competition Winners

Stars in our Schools took place on Friday 24 November and, like last year, participation across schools in Manchester was very high. The prize draw has been completed and the winners of the competition this year are: 1st Prize – £500 – Levenshulme High School Joint 2nd Prize – £250 each – Abraham Moss High […]

Skills for Strength 2018

Registration is now open for Skills for Strength 2018, our annual organising convention, which is due to be held on Saturday, 10th March 2018 at the Mechanics Institute, Princess Street, Manchester. Skills for Strength is a key date in the regional calendar not to be missed. Our organising convention brings together activists from across UNISON […]

International Men’s Day Event

International Men’s Day (IMD) is an annual event celebrated on 19 November and observed by over 70 countries, including England, where the event was inaugurated by students from the University of Kent, who celebrated the day on campus. IMD is informally viewed as a male counterpart of International Women’s Day (8 March) and relates to […]

Join UAF Protest Against Fascist EDL Founder’s Book Launch

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) have organised a protest against EDL founder Tommy Robinson’s book launch, which is taking place in Castlefield Bowl in Manchester City Centre tonight (Friday 3rd November). UAF’s protest is assembling at 5.00pm at St Peter’s Square, outside Central Library next to Manchester Town Hall. From there the protest will proceed onwards […]

Issue 9 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of Equality Matters is now available to view online and download for reading later. Equality Matters – Issue 9 October 2017

Tell the Tories to Pay Up Now – Join the March on Sunday 1st October

It is less than three weeks to the People’s Assembly march in Manchester (supported by UNISON) to coincide with the Tory Party conference. Join us in our fight to get Fair Pay. Let’s send the government a message that is loud and clear – Pay Up Now! We need to be mobilising now to make […]

Pay Up Now Public Meetings

Public sector workers have lost thousands since 2010 due to the pay freeze and 1% cap. At long last, the cap is beginning to crack, but we need to make sure that the government funds a substantial pay rise for ALL public sector workers. As part of the pay campaign, public meetings have been arranged […]

UNISON response to Manchester Arena atrocity

Responding to the terror attack at Manchester Arena, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This was a despicable act designed to cause maximum pain and suffering. It’s barbaric beyond words that this happened at a concert attended by so many children and young people. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected including the […]

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