UNISON NEC Elections 2021

The National Executive Council runs UNISON and determines the union it will be. I am standing in this year’s elections: Andrea Egan, Branch Secretary The Branch Committee met on 4th February to decide its nominations. Branch Committee decided the following were the candidates it would wish to nominate and see elected (after receiving recommended nominations […]

 The Bolton Mass Trespass of 1896 Public Meeting

Public Meeting on Zoom followed by Q&A  Friday March 12th 7.15 pm for 7.30 start  The Bolton Mass Trespass of 1896  Guests Speakers Guy Shrubsole  author of Who Owns England: How We Lost Our Pure Green and Pleasant  Land & How to Take it Back.  https://whoownsengland.org/  This crucial and groundbreaking book “Two-thirds of land in […]

Annual General Meeting 2021: Wednesday 17th March 12pm & 5pm

The Bolton Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year will take place online due to the current health protection measures. The AGM is an important meeting for all members. It provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about the work of the union, you can see how branch finances have been used and you […]

Calling all UNISON school support staff members

Calling all UNISON school support staff members Welcome to the thousands of new school support staff members that have joined UNISON over the last few weeks. It’s great to have you on board – and we look forward to you getting involved to build safer and stronger workplaces. As schools remain shut to all but […]

Care workers deserve more than applause

It’s time for a fair deal for care workers. A national day of action is being assembled on 3rd February 2021. The coronavirus pandemic has shone a spotlight on the best and worst in our society, with frontline care workers being some of the many hero’s that have kept the nation going throughout the crisis. COVID-19 […]

Winter Fuel Grant

Winter Fuel Grant The There for You Winter Fuel Grant programme for 2021 opened on Monday 25 January. For this year only, grants of up to £200 will be available to help UNISON members with fuel bills this winter. Members whose income is less than £18,200 (if living alone) or £26,000 (for a family) can apply. […]

Advice for UNISON members working in special schools and colleges, and alternative education settings – January 2021

Context: With the new variant of the virus shown to being considerably more transmissible than the version prevalent in 2020 the previous risk assessment will no longer be fit for purpose. As a matter of priority, specialist schools and colleges focus on: Revisiting and improving the previous risk assessments and building time into the beginning […]

Christmas Opening Times

Over the Festive period we will be operating a reduced service. We will be available to members at the times listed below. 22nd to 24th December Phone 10am to 2pm Email 9am to 5pm 25th to 28th December CLOSED 29th to 31st December Phone 10am to 2pm Email 10am to 2pm We will be returning […]

Annual Election of Stewards & Branch Officers

The Branch is beginning preparations for the 2021 Annual General Meeting which will take place on Wednesday 17th March. All the Branch officers and stewards are elected at the AGM, and all full members are eligible to stand for officer roles and as workplace stewards. At the next Branch Committee on December 3rd, the Branch […]