Reduced UNISON office hours 18th & 19th July

Due to the forecast extreme heat on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th the UNISON office will be open for reduced hours. Admin Staff will be in 10am to 3pm on those days but any members needing assistance outside of those times can either call the office on 01204338901 and leave a voicemail, or email admin@unisonbolton.org, […]

Trade unions call on employers to keep workers safe as temperatures soar

With temperatures set to rocket to highs of 32°C in parts of the UK this week, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has issued a heat-health alert. While many will welcome the sunshine and warmer weather, employers should spare a thought for those who will have to work in sweltering conditions in kitchens, factories, shops […]

Long COVID now recognised as a disability

“Workers with long COVID should not be thrown on the scrapheap” UNISON has welcomed a landmark legal case for sufferers of long COVID, after an employment tribunal recently ruled that the condition should be classed as a disability. Terence Burke has won a case for unfair dismissal after being sacked from his job as a […]

NJC Pay Claim 2022

The NJC has submitted our 2022 pay claim. It is unlikely that the government will meet our demands. At National Delegates Conference in June, our General Secretary, Christina McAnea’s message was strong and clear. ‘We need to get strike ready!!’ At the recent National TUC demo on 18th June 2022, in London, many union leaders […]

Solidarity with RMT Workers!

Bolton UNISON came out alongside other trade unions and Bolton Trades Council on the picket lines outside Bolton Train Station to show solidarity with the RMT workers on strike. We came out to show solidarity to our colleagues fighting for better terms and conditions, a pay-rise higher than inflation (the current offer will leave workers […]

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Congratulations Bolton’s Andrea!

UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) has elected the union’s new Presidential Team, which was introduced at the end of the union national delegate conference, in Brighton on Friday 17th June. Former Vice-President, Bolton’s Andrea Egan (pictured) has now become President, with Libby Nolan and Amerit Rait as her Vice- Presidents. Andrea has been a local […]

Retired Members Support the Rail Workers!!

Retired members support the rail workers!!   Over 40,000 rail workers from Network Rail and 13 train operators have been taking part in the biggest dispute on the rail network since 1989. Strike action commenced with three strike days scheduled for 21st, 23rd and 25th June. At a recent meeting of UNISON Bolton Branch Retired […]

Bolton UNISON backing TUC London protest 18th June

UNISON members from Bolton will be heading down to London for the TUC cost of living national demonstration on 18 June, with the branch putting on a coach from Morrison’s Black Horse Street Bolton, and a number of Bolton activists heading to London directly from Brighton and the union’s National Delegate Conference (14 to 17 […]