Workers Memorial Day

Bolton will mark an especially poignant Worker’s Memorial Day this year with two main events: 11am on Wednesday 28th April 2021 Bolton Town Centre Wreaths will be laid by: Unison Local Government Branch Unison Health Branch Bolton TUC Yasmin Qureshi Bolton SE MP 7:30 pm on Wednesday 28th April Bolton TUC will host a discussion […]


MACFEST, the Muslim Arts and Culture Festival will be coming to Bolton for the first time this summer! Hosted by The Sunnyside Club in Partnership with Bolton Council and Bolton at Home, this FREE event will take place on 19th June 2021 and will showcase a diverse range of local Bolton Muslim artists and poets. […]

Skills for Strength 2021

Registration for our 2021 Skills for Strength day is now open. This year’s exciting event will take place online. This is an exciting event for people who want to get more involved in UNISON and for our current activists to learn even more! Skills for Strength is a convention for UNISON members in the North West, bringing […]

UNISON Victory on Exit Payment Cap! Government forced to U-Turn!

The Tory Government have been forced to U-turn and revoke the £95k exit cap regulations. In a stunning victory, the Government has been forced into a humiliating climbdown around it’s £95k exit cap regulations. Government Brief Paper: “After extensive review of the application of the Cap, the Government has concluded that the Cap may have […]

UNISON calls for a 10% fair pay rise for all local government and schools workers

On Monday UNISON, GMB and Unite lodged a pay claim for all council and school workers employed on NJC pay in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The claim calls for a substantial increase, with a minimum of 10% on all spinal column points, from 1 April 2021. Context of our claim • Local government workers […]

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.  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 […]