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 […]

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 […]