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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 […]

Branch Circular: Covid-19 Update #1

The Coronavirus / Covid 19 crisis has massively impacted on all our lives. Over the last two weeks the Branch has worked intensively to represent members who are required to attend work to carry out vital roles in the midst of this crisis, those who for the foreseeable will be working from home and those […]

Event: Breaking the Silence – 5 May 2020

*UPDATE* Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 virus this event has now been postponed until 5th May. Any tickets purchased already will be valid for the later date. A discussion about how men, women, BME and LGBT people are affected by domestic abuse. About this Event Whenever the topic of domestic abuse gets brought up, we […]

Reminder for Manchester Branch AGM 2020

As in previous years our Branch Annual General Meeting is taking place across two sessions: Wednesday 4th March – Evening Session at 5:00pm Thursday 5th March – Afternoon Session at 12:45pm The meeting is being held at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NZ (Google Maps link). Refreshments will be provided at each […]

Whitefield Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated for the 3rd year in Whitefield on Monday 27th of January. It will take place at the Memorial Gardens in Whitefield at 6.30pm. The theme this year is Stand Together. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics […]

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