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 […]

UNISON School Uniform Grant 2019

UNISON’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a fund to help members on low incomes towards the costs of school uniform through a one-off payment of £40 per child for up to 3 children. The fund is now open for applications. All the information you need, application forms and guidance notes […]

UNISON North West LGBT Group Meeting

The next UNISON North West LGBT Group open meeting will be held on Thursday 16th May 2019 from 6-8pm at the UNISON North West Regional Offices, Arena Point, Manchester, M3 1UN. The meeting is open to any UNISON member who self defines as lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans and is in a branch based in […]

Forthcoming Sports & Social events

Dates for your diary UNISON Bolton Sports & Social Committee is organising several member trips over the next few months. Please click on the links for further details of the events and when/how you can get hold of tickets: Durham Miners Gala Saturday 13th July Trans Pennine Ale Trail Saturday 3rd August Wigan Diggers Saturday […]