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Reminder for Manchester Branch AGM 2020

As in previous years our Branch Annual General Meeting is taking place across two sessions: Wednesday 4th March – Evening Session at 5:00pm Thursday 5th March – Afternoon Session at 12:45pm The meeting is being held at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NZ (Google Maps link). Refreshments will be provided at each […]

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Issue 14 of Equality Matters now online

The latest issue of our Branch Equalities newsletter “Equality Matters” is now available to view online.

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Labour Leadership Election 2020

The Labour Party has recently announced its intention to hold an election for Leader and Deputy Leader, which will be conducted by a postal ballot of all Labour Party Members, Affiliated Supporters and Registered Supporters of the Labour Party. This will be completed in time for the results to be announced at a Special Conference […]

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Whitefield Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated for the 3rd year in Whitefield on Monday 27th of January. It will take place at the Memorial Gardens in Whitefield at 6.30pm. The theme this year is Stand Together. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics […]

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UNISON puts its weight behind BackTo60 women’s pensions campaign

UNISON is putting its weight behind the campaign for full restitution of the state pension to 3.8 million women born in the 1950s. The women, supported by BackTo60, lost their pension after the pension age was raised from 60 to 66. Some of them are facing up to a six year wait. Many are in […]

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The Future after the General Election

Last night’s results were difficult for all those of us who believe in the importance of quality, accountable public services for our people. Given the Tory majority and their past approach to public services we all obviously face further attacks on our services, our jobs, pensions and the whole social fabric of our society. It […]

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There for You Winter Fuel Grants 2019-20

Get help with winter fuel bills 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 […]

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A General Election is coming…have you registered to vote?

The Government has decided to call a General Election and now more than ever it is crucial that every eligible person casts their vote on 12 December.  It is our chance to finally oust this Government, bringing an end to over a decade of harmful austerity measures.  Only then can we begin to heal the divisions […]

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Greater Manchester Bus Consultation: Have your say on how your buses are run

Buses are vital for Greater Manchester. They’re used for three-out-of-four public transport journeys and help reduce the number of cars on our roads, which means less congestion and less pollution. Even if you are not a regular bus passenger they are important in keeping the city-region moving. But bus use is falling. Currently in Greater […]

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Black Members in UNISON North West Newsletter

Black Members in UNISON North West magazine ‘Together We Rise’, is now available on the Branch website. This issue has a focus on racism, particularly within the workplace and working together to eliminate racism affecting all parts of our lives, including the latest round of disgraceful racist behaviour within football directed particularly against Black players. […]

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