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NJC Pay Offer Update

The Employers’ Side of the NJC this afternoon responded to the trade unions’ pay claim, with a pay offer of 1.5%, and completion of the outstanding work of the joint term-time only review group. The Employers also responded to various elements of the unions’ conditions claim. They proposed exploratory discussions on a national minimum agreement […]

UNISON NEC Elections 2021

The ballot is now open for the UNISON NEC Elections and this year, more than ever, it is crucial that we maximise the turnout to help elect the NEC we need to transform this union into a fighting force for the better. You should have recently received a copy of our branch newsletter, the Mancunion, […]

Stephen Lawrence Day – 22 April 2021

Join us in recognising Stephen Lawrence Day 2021 and discussing whether systemic racism has moved on and the way forward. Let us work together in “…creating a society in which everyone can flourish.” This online event is hosted by UNISON Manchester Branch and you can register for your free ticket now on Eventbrite at this […]

There is still time to register for Skills for Strength

There is still time to register for Skills for Strength, the convention for UNISON members in the North West who want to get more involved in the union and for our current activists to learn even more! This is a practical event to help you win in the workplace, build our union and improve people’s […]

Joint NEU/UNISON update for Schools’ members

The following joint NEU/UNISON email has been issued today to all of our members in Schools in response to yesterday’s email sent out by the Department for Education regarding our recent advice concerning the safety of face-to-face teaching in schools.   Dear Member We apologise for writing to you at such a difficult time. We […]

Advice for members in special schools and AP

We have received further advice for UNISON members working in special schools and colleges, and alternative education settings.   Context: With the new variant of the virus shown to being considerably more transmissible than the version prevalent in 2020 the previous risk assessment will no longer be fit for purpose. As a matter of priority, […]

Urgent advice for all members in Schools

The following information has been sent out by the national office to all members in Schools and we are sharing it again here to ensure it is seen by as many members as possible. We will continue to share updates on the situation regarding Schools and COVID19 as we receive further details. If your school […]

Grinchy Sunak – Pay Us, Don’t Betray Us

This year has been hard for us all but particularly for public sector workers. At UNISON North West, we appreciate everything you do as a public sector worker. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Grinchy Sunak who has gifted public sector workers a pay freeze for Christmas this year. On 19th March, the Government […]

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 […]

USE YOUR VOTE – HAVE YOUR SAY!

Ballot papers are now being delivered to elect the next UNISON General Secretary. Manchester UNISON nominated Paul Holmes but whoever you vote for please use your vote as past elections have seen turnouts as low as approx 10%. Whoever is elected matters to you and your future. Don’t leave it to others – USE YOUR […]

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