School Uniform Grants available Thursday 1st July

UNISON is once again offering members on low incomes a grant to help with the cost of school uniforms. On July 1st the union’s charity, “There For You”, will open the fund to support members who are on a low income and worried about the “back to school” cost of buying uniforms for when children […]

Graham Walmsley: saying goodbye to our comrade and friend

The funeral for Branch Chair Graham Walmsley took place on Thursday 17th June at Overdale Crematorium’s West Chapel. Due to COVID restrictions there were limits on how many people could attend inside – even in “normal times” it would never have been possible to fit in all Graham’s family, friends, colleagues and comrades from all […]

Bolton Black History Group – Windrush Day Celebrations 22nd June + Windrush Compensation Scheme Details

The recently formed Bolton Black History Group are urging everyone wanting to join in the celebrations in honour of the Windrush generation and their descendants for their contribution to the diversity of British cultural history to join them online via Zoom between 1.00pm – 4.00pm on Saturday 26th June for the Greater Manchester Caribbean & […]

SUTR Northwest Regional Conference sponsored by Northwest TUC.

Building a stronger antiracist movement. Conference will be held online Register online for free or buy a ticket for £5. Zoom details will be sent with the confirmation email. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/register-northwest-sutr-regional-conference-tickets-158738293509   Speakers include: Elise Bryant from USA Black Lives Matter Movement Coalition of Labour Women President & Unite Against Hate Anna Rothery, Liverpool councillor and Lord Mayor […]

Bolton UNISON secretary elected to serve on National Executive Council

Great news for Bolton UNISON and Andrea! Branch Secretary, Andrea Egan, has been elected to serve on the Union’s NEC. Election results were announced on Friday June 11. Andrea said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been elected. “With so many concerns about pay, cuts to public services and the ongoing pandemic, this is a […]

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 […]