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UNISON and Labour Working Together Against Cuts in North West Schools

Shadow Secretary of State for Education Angela Rayner addressed the UNISON North West Schools Forum today (Monday). Angela, a former UNISON North West Regional Convenor, spoke about the importance of organising work in communities in the fight against cuts in school budgets. This approach has worked in forcing the Government to back-track on plans to […]

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Issue 7 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter – “Equality Matters” – is now available to view on-line or download. Equality Matters – Issue No. 7 – January 2017

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UNISON response to MCC Budget

The Manchester City Council broadcast message of 3rd January to all staff detailed the Council’s proposals in respect of the budget for the period 2017 / 20. Whilst the scale of the cuts is smaller than previously forecast it still involves proposed major reductions across the Council up to a level of £30 million including: […]

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Stars in our Schools 2016

A Big Thank You to all our schools who participated in this year’s event. The Prize Draw Winners Are: First Prize £500 Levenshulme High School Second Prize £250 Our Lady’s R.C. High School Third Prize £150 St. Pauls Primary School Fourth Prize £100 St. Cuthbert’s R.C. Primary School Our events were very popular with staff, […]

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UNISON There for You – Winter Fuel Grant 2016

UNISONs Welfare Charity ‘There for You’ have now launched the Winter Fuel Grant for 2016. Applications for the scheme will be taken until the closing date of 17th February 2017. Please note that this year eligibility now includes those in receipt of housing benefit and the amount of the grant has risen from £40 to […]

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Attend the Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba

The North West Young Members Forum will be sending two delegates on next year’s Young Trade Unionists’ May Day Brigade to Cuba. The Brigade, organised by the Cuba Solidarity Campaign, is a fantastic opportunity to experience first-hand the reality of life under the ongoing US blockade of Cuba, witness the achievements of the Cuban Revolution, […]

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Young Members’ Event – Working Class Movement Library – Tuesday 22 November

November is Young Workers’ Month and UNISON North West Young Members’ Forum will be hosting an event at the Working Class Movement Library (WCML) in Salford The WCML showcases the stories of working people’s struggles and victories from the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Kinder Scout Mass Trespass to the birth of the NHS and the miners’ […]

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Homotopia – In Memoriam – Andrew Fekete

As part of this year’s Homotopia festival, UNISON North West LGBT Group is supporting the production of an evening highlighting the life of Andrew Fekete. Andrew Fekete arrived at the University of Liverpool in September 1972 to study Architecture. Just fourteen years later, he would be dead, one of the first 100 victims of the […]

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City Council Budget Proposals – UNISON Response

Manchester Council UNISON members will have seen the broadcast issued yesterday by the Council leadership. Within the links in the broadcast is a section of budget cuts in the Corporate Core which includes the following : ‘Revised HR policies and processes – Around £3.2 million in 2018/19 and 2019/20 By reviewing the organisation’s HR policies […]

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Production of ‘Dare Devil Rides To Jarama’ comes to the Lowry

The ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ is a new production that follows the life of speedway star Clem Beckett and marks the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War. Performances are taking place at the Lowry on Thursday 6th October and Friday 7th October and at the Oldham Coliseum on through Wednesday 12th – Saturday […]

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