UNISON General Secretary Election 2020

Bolton UNISON have nominated Paul Holmes for General Secretary because… Our branch knows the candidate: Paul has the best record of leadership and fighting for members. Paul is the members’ candidate, from the shop floor. Paul will take the job on his current wage of £32,000, declining the £100,000 available. Paul will massively increase funding […]

Bolton Cares UNISON Member meetings

The Branch is holding regular weekly meetings via Zoom for UNISON members who work for Bolton Cares. There are two member meetings every Tuesday – one beginning at 9.30am and one at 1.30pm. All Bolton Cares members are welcome to attend to raise collective issues or get advice and information from the Branch Bolton Cares […]

Schools Member Meetings

As a Branch, we’re trying to communicate as much as possible with our members during this difficult time, to find out what their biggest issues and concerns are. We have been dealing with many individual issues, especially in schools, but as with all unions our strength comes from raising issues collectively.  YOU ARE THE UNION! […]

Fair Pay for Holiday – Lifeways Workers Campaign

UNISON North West is working to secure a better deal for Lifeways Workers on holiday pay. At present the Lifeways Group only pay basic hours for holiday pay across the North West.  This is unlawful and immoral.  UNISON has over 400 members in the North West and together we are looking to organise around a […]

NJC Consultative Pay Ballot 2020 – update

Members in the Bolton Branch on NJC terms and conditions (which covers all Council employees, most schools and Serco) have recently voted in a consultative ballot over whether to accept or reject the employers’ final pay offer of 2.75%. The joint unions had asked for 10%. The Branch position, and that of North West UNISON, […]

Update – Branch Office hours during COVID-19

The UNISON Office is based in The Bolton HUB building which still remains closed to the public due to COVID-19. The Branch has stayed fully functional throughout the pandemic, with Branch admin staff working from home, but as of Monday 20th July we have been back in the office on a rota basis, with slightly […]

Unison Factsheet: NHS & Care Workers Coronavirus Assurance Scheme

UNISON have produced a factsheet with an embedded link to the Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme which provides for a payment of £60,000… to the estate of eligible individuals who die from coronavirus contracted during their frontline essential work https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/07/England-Wales-COVID-19-Life-Assurance-Scheme-Factsheet-UNISON-brandi….pdf

UNISON frustration over care workers compensation scheme

  In recent months, many thousands of social care workers across the country have faced the deadly Coronavirus. In July it was estimated that 540 workers in the NHS and social care, had died following exposure to the virus at work. On 20th May this year, the government launched a special compensation scheme for bereaved […]


Dear Member,   We are currently in a consultative consultation Process. Hopefully by now you will have received your consultative Ballot Form, delivered to your home address, with a pre paid return envelope, The Ballor form askes you to either Reject or Accept the Employers  pay offer.   To recap it is:   The Joint […]