MACFEST 2021 – This month!

MACFEST, the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival will be coming to Bolton for the first time this month! Hosted by The Sunnyside Club this FREE virtual event will take place on Saturday 19th June and will showcase a diverse range of local Bolton Muslim artists and cultural activities. Featuring guest speakers including Aaqil Ahmed, Professor […]

Graham Walmsley

Tributes have been paid to Graham Walmsley, UNISON Bolton Branch Chair, ‘one of the best’, who has suddenly passed away. Popular UNISON Bolton Branch Chair, Bolton College Convenor, comrade and friend, Graham Walmsley, suddenly passed away at the beginning of June after collapsing at his home, leaving activists in the branch completely shocked and devastated. […]

No Justice No Peace event, 14 June 21

No Justice No Peace event, 14 June 21, 18:00-19:30 On the fourth anniversary of the devastating fire that killed 72 residents (14 June), GMLC and Bolton TUC bring together four campaigns that have suffered at the hands of an establishment which has denied them justice for decades. We demand justice for their plight! The event […]

Lifeways Update

When you think of payday, ‘Dread’ is not a word that comes to mind for most workers – unless of course you are one of the many Lifeways’ workers that is regularly paid incorrect amounts in your monthly pay-packet. Every month we are contacted by lots of members who have not been given their correct […]

UNISON NEC Elections: Make your voice heard!

For the upcoming NEC elections the branch has nominated the following candidates who we believe will ensure our union challenges the Government nationally and won’t leave members and branches to fight alone: Oppose further Austerity/attacks on our services Resist attacks on our pensions and terms and conditions Defend our NHS from privatisation and closures of […]

Workers Memorial Day

Bolton will mark an especially poignant Worker’s Memorial Day this year with two main events: 11am on Wednesday 28th April 2021 Bolton Town Centre Wreaths will be laid by: Unison Local Government Branch Unison Health Branch Bolton TUC Yasmin Qureshi Bolton SE MP 7:30 pm on Wednesday 28th April Bolton TUC will host a discussion […]

MACFEST 2021

MACFEST, the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival will be coming to Bolton for the first time this summer! Hosted by The Sunnyside Club in Partnership with Bolton Council and Bolton at Home, this FREE event will take place on 19th June 2021 and will showcase a diverse range of local Bolton Muslim artists and poets. […]

Skills for Strength 2021

Registration for our 2021 Skills for Strength day is now open. This year’s exciting event will take place online. This is an exciting event for people who want to get more involved in UNISON and for our current activists to learn even more! Skills for Strength is a convention for UNISON members in the North West, bringing […]

UNISON Victory on Exit Payment Cap! Government forced to U-Turn!

The Tory Government have been forced to U-turn and revoke the £95k exit cap regulations. In a stunning victory, the Government has been forced into a humiliating climbdown around it’s £95k exit cap regulations. Government Brief Paper: “After extensive review of the application of the Cap, the Government has concluded that the Cap may have […]