NJC Pay Claim 2020-21 update

Following consultation with UNITE and GMB colleagues the Joint Trade Union national negotiators have submitted the following pay claim for 2020-21: A real living wage of £10 per hour to be introduced for NJC scp 1 and a 10% increase on all other NJC/GLPC pay points A one day increase to the minimum paid annual […]

Summer leisure offers for UNISON members!

During May 2019, UNISON Living partnered with even more companies to offer its members big discounts on holidays and days out during half-term and the rest of 2019. Offers include: Haven Holidays Warner Hotels Merlin Entertainment (Alton Towers, Legoland, Sea Life Centres, Chessington, Thorpe Park) London Attractions (London Eye, London Dungeon, Shrek Adventure, London Aquarium) […]

NJC Pay Claim for 2020-21

Take part in our online consultation! The UNISON NJC Committee met recently to discuss the contents of the NJC pay claim for 2020/21. The Committee agreed that our core objective must continue to focus on the restoration of decent pay levels for all members and a bold claim is needed. The Committee also wanted to […]

Banner Theatre presents ‘Free For All’ in Bolton

Bolton Trades Council has organised for the Banner Theatre Company to bring their production, ‘Free For All’, to Bolton on Friday May 31st.  The show gives centre stage to the tidal wave of campaigns fighting to defend the NHS from the corporation auction block by blending music, song, drama, archive footage and contemporary interviews In […]

UNISON School Uniform Grant 2019

UNISON’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a fund to help members on low incomes towards the costs of school uniform through a one-off payment of £40 per child for up to 3 children. The fund is now open for applications. All the information you need, application forms and guidance notes […]

UNISON North West LGBT Group Meeting

The next UNISON North West LGBT Group open meeting will be held on Thursday 16th May 2019 from 6-8pm at the UNISON North West Regional Offices, Arena Point, Manchester, M3 1UN. The meeting is open to any UNISON member who self defines as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and is in a branch based in […]

Forthcoming Sports & Social events

Dates for your diary UNISON Bolton Sports & Social Committee is organising several member trips over the next few months. Please click on the links for further details of the events and when/how you can get hold of tickets: Durham Miners Gala Saturday 13th July Trans Pennine Ale Trail Saturday 3rd August Wigan Diggers Saturday […]

Wigan Diggers 2019

The 9th Wigan Diggers’ Festival will take place on Saturday 7th September 2019 in The Wiend area, Wigan. This is a FREE Annual Open Air Festival which celebrates, via the medium of music and song, poetry, film and a range of other activities, the life and ideas of Wigan born and bred Gerrard Winstanley (1609-1676) and […]

Blackpool Lights Trip 2019

Bolton UNISON will once again be making its annual coach trip to enjoy the Illuminations but setting out a little earlier this year to give people more time in Blackpool. Date: Saturday 14th September 2019 Time: Coach LEAVES at 10 am from Morrison’s Car Park, Blackhorse Street, Bolton Town Centre Itinerary: Once we get to […]

Trans Pennine Ale Trail 2019

Join us for our annual Trans-Pennine Railway Pub Crawl! Using the hourly stopping train service between Dewsbury and Stalybridge it’s possible to do what is perhaps a unique pub crawl visiting at least 7 pubs and enjoying a different pint in each, from independent and small breweries, all without leaving the station or at most […]