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There for You Winter Fuel Grants 2018-19

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 for You has once more set […]

Upcoming Events in December

In this post we have included details of upcoming events in December which you may wish to attend. Community Engagement Event – Saturday 8 December Dr Florence Levy, Head of Health Workers Union FETSALUD in the North Caribbean region of Nicaragua, will be visiting the UK in December and as part of her speaker tour […]

National Unity Demonstration Against Fascism and Racism

A national unity demonstration has been called for by Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism to counter the growth of the far-right in the UK as they become increasingly confident and vicious in their activities. The demonstration is due to take place in London on 17th November and is backed by Dianne Abbott […]

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We need your help!

Parliamentary Enquiry into Pension Scheme Costs and Charges Millions of workers have been auto-enrolled into a workplace pension. Most of these pension schemes do not disclose how much it costs to manage and invest the money they contribute. UNISON will be making a full submission to the inquiry and we have attached a briefing on […]

School Uniform Grant 2018

UNISON There for You are looking to assist UNISON members with school uniform grants again in 2018. Do you know a member who is struggling to make ends meet or worried about back to school costs? Help is on hand “There for You” has set up a fund to help UNISON members on low income […]

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 […]

UNISON Accepts NJC Pay Offer

The Branch Secretary is circulating this notice with regret as it was not the Branch position to accept the pay offer. UNISON ACCEPTS NJC PAY OFFER The UNISON NJC Committee met on 6 April to consider branch feedback on its recommendation that UNISON should accept the NJC pay offer for 2018-20. The previous membership consultation […]

NJC Committee seeks Branch views by 5 April

UNISON’s membership consultation on the Local Government Association’s (LGA) pay offer for 2018-20 ended on 9 March. The UNISON NJC Committee met on 15th March to consider the response. UNISON members have rejected the LGA’s offer, with 50.44% voting to reject and 48.66% voting to accept it. (0.89% of ballot papers were spoilt.) The Committee […]

Update on Local Government Pay Offer

On 24th January UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) met to consider the Local Government Employers pay offer and voted to call on members to REJECT the 2 year 2% pay offer for years 2018-2020. Our Branch and our North West Region agreed UNISON should consult all members on whether to consider rejecting the offer and […]

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 […]

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