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Category Archives: Manchester News

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 […]

Branch Circular: Covid-19 Update #5

The Branch continues to represent our members individually and collectively within all employers where we have members and a few examples illustrate the type of interventions the branch makes on behalf of members. The latest reports on our Local Government Pay Claim are included in this circular and it is clear there is a long […]

Branch Circular: Covid-19 Update #4

In this circular members can see the national employers latest pay offer for Local Government and the response from national UNISON and the other trade unions rejecting it, calling for a joint approach to National Government, seeking better funding for our workers who are playing such a key role in protecting our communities amid the […]

Branch Circular: Covid-19 Update #3

Inevitably a prime focus for UNISON has been to protect members during this period, to ensure their safety and those of their households and to ensure members do not suffer financial detriment. See attached an agreed FAQs that explains how MCC is treating absence/staff remaining at home during the Covid-19 period. In particular please note […]

Branch Circular: Covid-19 Update #2

This is the second weekly Manchester UNISON branch circular to update members on some of the issues which have arisen this week. Developments in different employers and services will be detailed as they develop and relevant advice and information will be included as and when it becomes available. The Branch will try and support members […]

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