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Covid-19 FAQs for school staff in England

These FAQs are for school support staff in England and they cover: Operational issues Pay Easter and weekend working Health and safety Home working   => Information for staff working in Scotland: https://unison-scotland.org/service-groups-and-sectors/local-government/ => Information for staff working in Wales: https://cymru-wales.unison.org.uk/ => Information for staff working in Northern Ireland: https://www.unison-ni.org.uk/ NJC guidance referred to in […]

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 […]

Labour Leadership Election 2020

The Labour Party has recently announced its intention to hold an election for Leader and Deputy Leader, which will be conducted by a postal ballot of all Labour Party Members, Affiliated Supporters and Registered Supporters of the Labour Party. This will be completed in time for the results to be announced at a Special Conference […]

The Future after the General Election

Last night’s results were difficult for all those of us who believe in the importance of quality, accountable public services for our people. Given the Tory majority and their past approach to public services we all obviously face further attacks on our services, our jobs, pensions and the whole social fabric of our society. It […]

There for You Winter Fuel Grants 2019-20

Get help with winter fuel bills Members living on a low income constantly struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute in the winter when the cost of heating homes rises as the outside temperature falls. But it’s not all bad news – help IS available. The union’s welfare charity There […]

A General Election is coming…have you registered to vote?

The Government has decided to call a General Election and now more than ever it is crucial that every eligible person casts their vote on 12 December.  It is our chance to finally oust this Government, bringing an end to over a decade of harmful austerity measures.  Only then can we begin to heal the divisions […]

Greater Manchester Bus Consultation: Have your say on how your buses are run

Buses are vital for Greater Manchester. They’re used for three-out-of-four public transport journeys and help reduce the number of cars on our roads, which means less congestion and less pollution. Even if you are not a regular bus passenger they are important in keeping the city-region moving. But bus use is falling. Currently in Greater […]

Global Climate Strike: Manchester – Friday 20th September

On 20th September the UK Student Climate Network is calling on everyone – adults, workers, community groups, trade unionists and everyone in Manchester to join them in a global general climate strike. Our branch will be joining people all around the world in what’s set to be a massive day of climate action. Everyone is […]

Stop the Coup, Defend Democracy – Manchester Protest

Another Europe is Possible has organised a protest in Manchester to defend democracy in light of the Government’s attempts to prorogue parliament. If you wish to participate join us at 12pm on Saturday 31st August in Cathedral Gardens, Manchester City Centre and for more information you can refer to the event page on Facebook.

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