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Stand Up For Palestine – Live and Online!

Palestine Solidarity Campaign have announced a new comedy fundraising event, taking place live in a venue in central London, as well as being streamed live online. The event is titled Stand Up for Palestine and the start time is 7:30pm on Tuesday 9 November. To book a ticket for the in-person live show at the […]

NJC Pay Campaign 2021 – Latest News

UNISON members have voted overwhelmingly to reject the Local Government Employers’ offer of a 1.75% pay increase (2.75% for those on pay point 1). 79% of members voted to reject the offer, and we now know that members of GMB and Unite have voted to reject, with similar percentages. This overwhelming majority of UNISON members […]

NJC Pay Offer 2021-22: Consultation Ballot

All branch members eligible to vote in the consultation for the NJC Pay Offer 2021/22 should have received their ballot paper by now. If we hold an email address for you then you should have received a link instead, which will allow you to submit your vote online. The 1.75% that has been offered is […]

NJC Pay Offer 2021-22: Virtual Pay Meetings for Members

As part of the consultation on the NJC pay offer for 2021, UNISON Manchester are hosting virtual pay meetings via Microsoft Teams. These meetings will give members an opportunity to hear more about the pay offer and why UNISON recommends that members vote to REJECT the offer. Tickets to attend this event are free and […]

Equality Matters – August 2021

The latest issue of our branch equalities newsletter “Equality Matters” is now available to view online below. Any comments or future articles should be sent to our Branch Equality Officer, Sonia Stewart, by emailing

Winter Hill Trespass – 125th Anniversary

This year Bolton celebrates the 125th anniversary of Britain’s biggest ever rights of way dispute, Bolton’s Battle for Winter Hill in 1896. It was a battle between local mill and factory workers against a wealthy conservative landowner that involved many thousands of local people. It’s thanks to the research of Bolton Historian, Paul Salveson and […]

UNISON Activist Webinar on Mental Health in Colleges

UNISON Further Education are holding a webinar for UNISON activists at 4pm on 23rd September 2021 to discuss the topic of Mental Health in Colleges. The event will be held via Microsoft Teams and the join link will be available soon. For more information please visit the event page on the national UNISON website:

Stephen Lawrence Day Event Video Now Online

Earlier this year on 22 April 2021, UNISON Manchester hosted a live stream event to commemorate the first annual Stephen Lawrence Day. The event recording is now available to watch on the branch YouTube channel and for convenience it can also be viewed in the embedded player below.

School Uniform Grants 2021

There for You has once again set up a fund to help members on low incomes struggling with the cost of school uniforms. Grants of £50 per child are available, up to a maximum of £150 per family. Applications are by downloadable form and are available now at the following link: As always, this […]

UNISON statement on Gaza ceasefire

UNISON welcomes the ceasefire between the Israeli government and Hamas, and the suspension of the latest deadly assault on Gaza, which has needlessly devastated so many lives. For 11 days, the people of Gaza have endured Israeli military airstrikes, killing 242 Palestinians including 66 children. A further 1,950 people have been injured and 106,000 forced […]

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