Stop the Tory attacks on trans people!

At our February 2023 Branch Committee meeting, we passed the following motion. This will now be submitted for debate at National Delegates Conference. This branch notes: UNISON’s clear support for the rights of trans people and the welcome introduction of trans-ally training throughout the union. The blocking of the proposed reforms to the Gender Recognition […]

Update for UNISON Members

  Many of you are now starting to return to workplaces and this email is to assure you that as your trade union, we are doing what we can to monitor how this is working, to ensure your safety is being properly considered and to act on issues you are highlighting.   One concern that […]

Service Group Executive Elections – Please Use Your Vote

Elections to UNISON’s Service Group Executive (SGE) bodies will run from 28th April – to 25th May. You will receive voting papers at your home address and the candidates you can vote for will depend on your employer. These elections are really important as the SGEs have powers over fundamentally important issues like national pay […]

Would you like to help UNISON and enjoy the 2022 Salford Pink Picnic?

This year’s Salford Pride Pink Picnic will take place at Peel Park, Salford, M5 4WU on Saturday 25th June 2022 from 1pm – 8pm. The Pink Picnic is Salford’s annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Non-binary plus (LGBT+) pride event and is back again in 2022 for its eleventh year. The grass root event personifies […]

UNISON Branch Office Re-Opening

Our Branch Office at 443-445 Chorley Road, Swinton will officially re-open on Wednesday 27th April at 10am.   Going forward from that date it will be open for members and the public to call in between 10am and 4pm, Tuesday to Thursday. We will still be available over the phone and by email at all […]

Salford Climate Action Event

On Friday 5th November, we came together with Salford City Council to rededicate ourselves to tackling the Climate Emergency and to call upon the world leaders at COP26 to take meaningful action. We heard from trade unionists and politicians, but most importantly we heard from young people. Their demands for action must inspire us to […]

REJECT the NJC Pay Insult

From 24th August to 24th September 2021, UNISON members are being consulted on an NJC pay offer, which for most would mean an increase of 1.75%. Your union is calling on you to REJECT this insulting offer. For over a decade now, workers in councils, schools, housing, culture and leisure and social care have maintained […]

Physical Activity Survey

As Salford’s largest trade union branch, we see our role as advocating for our members inside and outside the workplace. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that barriers to health and wellbeing are linked to structural inequalities like poverty, racism etc. and from the conversations we have with members we feel these same barriers are holding […]

UNISON NEC Elections 2021

From 4th – 27th May this year, UNISON members will have the opportunity to vote to determine who sits on UNISON’s National Executive Council (NEC).   The NEC is made up of representatives elected from all of UNISON’s regions and service groups, as well as seats for four Black members, two young members and two […]

GMPF – Divest from Fossil Fuels

UNISON is committed to tackling the Climate Emergency and we are pushing all organisations that we have a relationship with to do the same. You may not be aware, but a significant proportion of the pension fund for most of our members – the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) – is invested in fossil fuels. […]