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Issue 9 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of Equality Matters is now available to view online and download for reading later. Equality Matters – Issue 9 October 2017

Former General Secretary Rodney Bickerstaffe Has Passed Away

Sadly, Rodney Bickerstaffe – former General Secretary of both UNISON and NUPE – died today, Tuesday 3 October 2017. Rodney, or Bick as he was known to many, was a great personal friend to many of us and a dedicated champion of all the union members he proudly represented throughout his career. He coupled a […]

Free Functional Skills Courses for UNISON Members

Do you need your Maths or English certificate? Do you want to brush up on your numeracy or literacy? Achieve a Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills qualification, equivalent to grade C GCSE, in Maths or English. Learn alongside other UNISON members and receive full support from qualified tutors. This offer, for UNISON members […]

Issue 6 of Equality Matters now available online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter – “Equality Matters” – is now available to view on-line or download.

Branch Office Closure This Week

Due to the declaration of the EU Referendum result taking place in the Town Hall the Branch Office will be closed on Friday 24th June. Members are advised to contact UNISONdirect on 0800 0857857 if they require urgent assistance on that date. The Branch Office will be open as usual from Monday 27th June.

Consultation for all members on the EU Referendum

As you will be aware there is to be a national referendum on 23rd June 2016 on whether the UK should leave or stay in the EU. That date coincides with UNISON’s National Delegate Conference and the union has decided to ask Branches to consult members on what position, if any, UNISON should take in […]

Upcoming Trade Union Education Courses

The Manchester College is offering a number of new Trade Union Courses over the next few months. There are still spaces available on all courses however they are filling quickly. September Starts Diploma in Employment Law – Thursday 17th September to 21st July 2016 (1 day per month, remainder online) Diploma in Occupational Health & […]

UNISON supports Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership race

UNISON decided to nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership contest and Yvette Cooper as its second choice at the union’s National Labour Link committee. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn’s message has resonated with public sector workers who have suffered years of pay freezes, redundancies with too many having to work […]

Preparing for Retirement – A FREE course for members in Local Government

Do you work in Local Government? Are you 2 years away from retirement – 1year – or 6 months away? Are you a Pensions Champion or Pensions Contacts? Why not come along to this free course for members. The programme will include: Managing Change – moving from work to retirement Occupational Pensions in Local Government […]

Come to our Annual General Meeting – 25th February

The branch annual general meeting or AGM takes place on Wednesday 25th February at 12.45 in the Friends Meeting house, on Mount Street behind the Central Library. The AGM is the most important meeting of the year. It is for any and all members to come and have their say on motions that will set […]

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