Branch Bank Admin Assistant

The Branch Committee has agreed that we would benefit from organising a small bank list for Admin support in our Branch office. Please have a look at the Job Description below; there would be an expectation, bar the membership database, to be able to come to the role with the experience to fulfil an admin […]

Winter Fuel Grant 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 […]

Help us stop multinational companies abusing human rights

For almost 50 years, the United Nations has tried to hold multinational companies (MNCs) responsible for human rights, without success. This is because the only globally binding laws on corporate power are trade rules and these place protection of the profits of MNCs above the rights of people and the environment. But now we have […]

General Election December 12th

Register to vote in the general election If all you want for Christmas is better funded public services, then register to vote today. And get your family and friends to register too. There will be a general election on 12 December and to vote in it, you must be registered to vote by 26 November. […]

General Election 2019

Parliament has voted for an election on 12th December… Austerity has put great strain on all our public services. A mixture of false economy and a withdrawal of needs-based spending has created great hardship for millions. Wages have stagnated and in work poverty has reached unheard of levels. Yet this is all the more disturbing because […]

HE Pay Ballot

Reminder to all our HE members: Ballot papers arrived in a brown envelope to your home address. If you haven’t received your ballot paper, or have lost it, please call the ballot helpline on 0800 0 857857. Please return your ballot paper by 30 October 2019. For further information –  Click here  

Black History Month

October is Black History Month and the TUC North West, and our unions, are supporting activities taking place across the month. Below, and attached, are details of events we have had shared with us. We are hoping to promote some of these in a newsletter but that will likely be next week, so in the […]

Aladdin – Discounted tickets for Bolton UNISON members!

It’s nearly that time of year again… (Oh no it isn’t) Oh yes it is! Every year, Bolton UNISON books out a performance of the Albert Halls pantomime and offers its members big discounts on tickets. This year the panto is Aladdin and the production promises to be “the biggest pantomime ever staged in Bolton […]

Are you registered to vote?

REGISTER TO VOTE / GETTING A POSTAL VOTE Elections count.  They affect us at work.  They affect our families.  They affect our friends.  They affect our jobs and they affect our communities. After years of Government cuts to public services, all our major services are in difficulty. We cannot suffer in silence.  We cannot miss […]

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 […]