Message from Bolton Branch Secretary Andrea Egan

We are now at the end of week 2, of Covid-19. The office is still operational, Monday – Friday 9am until 5pm. Whilst you can no longer ring the dedicated land line, please see the following advice. Please be advised that outside of working hours the office phones will be switched off. These are challenging […]

Coronavirus: Staying up to date

As well as regularly updating this website and Facebook page, we are also sending information with regard to Covid-19 out by email, which may sometimes be service specific, Please can you ensure we have your correct details, or you may not recieve this important information? You can do this by: emailing registering with My […]

Coronavirus – Information from Bolton Council for staff and Bolton residents

The Council are sending out daily bulletins to staff via email – for those who don’t have a council email we will be sharing the information here Accurate as of 1pm on Wednesday 25 March, 2020. Introduction Welcome to the daily update on the council’s response to the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. We will endeavour to […]

Coronavirus – Branch assistance for Retired members

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: By now, along with everybody else, UNISON members are involved with protecting themselves, their families, work colleagues and neighbours from the spread of the Coronavirus. It is important that nobody is overlooked, and in particular that nobody is left alone, vulnerable, with no family or community support. Older people are at greater risk, […]

COVID 19 – Advice for Care Workers

For our Care Worker members, we know this is truly a worrying time for you and your family. You are part of the army of workers who are on the front line in the fight against the Corona Virus Pandemic. Please find below a couple of links to assist you and to help us to […]

Contacting the Branch Office

We know our members need us more than ever at the moment – during the next few weeks your UNISON Branch will be continuing to operate as normal to the very best of our ability. Even with our office building now closed to the public, Branch officers, stewards and admin are still here to support […]

Coronavirus advice for schools members in England

From yesterday, schools are only open for vulnerable children, and those whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has said that in England the aim is to provide support in school for an estimated 10% of pupils. The government is clear that any children […]

COVID 19 – Message from Branch Secretary

Today as your branch secretary I have written to the Leader and Chief Executive of Bolton Council and urged them to close the Libraries now, and identify all non essential services to close down so that we can start the process of getting essential services working at full capacity. PPE and guidelines for safe working […]

NJC Circular on Corona Virus

The attached circular has been issued jointly by the National Employers and Trades Unions (UNISON/GMB/Unite).   The key message is to follow current government guidance to prevent the spread of coronavirus by individuals with flu-like symptoms to call NHS 111 for medical advice and not see their GP. Anyone with individual issues which may affect your […]

Branch AGM 2020 – Reminder & papers

The Branch AGM takes place next Wednesday (11th March) 12.30-1.30pm in the Lancaster Suite in Bolton Town Hall. There will be a free buffet at 12pm and a chance to browse the member benefits stalls. All members attending will be entered into a free prize raffle and there will also be an opportunity to win […]