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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 […]

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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: www.unison.org.uk/events/organising-around-mental-health-in-colleges/

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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.

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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: www.unison.org.uk/schooluniform2021. As always, this […]

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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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Local government pay offer rejected

UNISON’s NJC Committee, the union’s national committee for local government pay across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, met on Friday to consider the Employers’ 1.5% pay offer. The Committee strongly agreed to reject the offer. In the context of our claim for a 10% pay increase, the offer of 1.5% is insulting, and shows blatant […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Drive The Tories Out – The People’s Cavalcade

On Saturday 3 April, the People’s Assembly are assembling at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre for the Manchester leg of a national cavalcade to protest against the Tories and their devastating affect on many aspects of our lives. If you are interested in joining the cavalcade and would like to find out more then please visit […]

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