COVID-19: Pay Protection Secured for Salford Care Workers

**COVID-19: FULL PAY FOR CARE WORKERS** Salford City UNISON have received confirmation that Salford City Council has informed the city’s care providers that they will support them to ensure that frontline workers (i.e. those responsible for direct provision of care) will NOT BE OUT OF POCKET through Covid-19 related absences incurred by following government guidance. […]

Covid19 Update – 20th March 2020

This statement was circulated to all members by email on the afternoon of Friday 20th March 2020: Dear UNISON Member, As you will hopefully appreciate, it’s very difficult to communicate updates on this situation because things are changing so rapidly.   However, we wanted to make sure something was sent out before close of play […]

Covid19 Update

This statement commences with an explanation of the current position at Salford City Council, but it does go on to matters concerning our wider membership.   Our priority is the health and well-being of our members and beyond that, we are working to ensure that our members – through your union – are involved in […]

Remembering Peterloo

On Sunday 18th August, trade unionists from across Greater Manchester will march to Albert Square to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre. Two hundred years ago, in August 1819, about 60,000 people assembled, including a high proportion of women and children, in St Peters field in Manchester. What followed was a brutal dispersal, […]

Stand Up For Salford Issue 7

The latest edition of our Branch magazine, Stand Up For Salford, has now been delivered to all members at their home address. You can access an electronic version below. Thank you to everybody who contributed. Stand Up For Salford Issue 7


Here we copy an article from The Salford Star on yesterday’s lobby of Salford care workers demanding an end to privatisation. You can read the original article at Last night, over three dozen care workers currently employed by Lifeways lobbied the Salford Labour Group and Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett to demand their service is […]

Salford Care Workers Demand Return to Public Sector

At 5:15pm on Monday 25th February, private sector care workers will hold a lobby outside Salford Civic Centre to demand that they are taken back into the public sector. They want an end to the low pay, insecure contracts and other poor practices that have dogged their time in the private sector. The lobby will […]

“Tommy Robinson” – You’re Not Welcome in Salford! – Saturday 23rd February, 11am, BBC Television Studios, Salford Quays

On Saturday 23rd February, Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (a.k.a. Tommy Robinson) and his supporters will be attempting to demonstrate outside the BBC in Salford Quays. This is apparently in response to a Panorama episode that has been made, which Robinson feels paints him in a bad light. Our UNISON Branch has a proud history of standing up […]

UNISON Helps Secure Pay Agreement with Salford City Council

UNISON, alongside our partner trade unions UNITE and GMB have reached an agreement, which sees Salford City Council become the first local authority in the North West to fully implement the national NJC pay agreement. The agreement introduces a new pay spine on 1st April 2019. It will see all employees receive at least a […]

Salford’s Santa Sam Nominated for Sprit of Salford Award

We’re proud to say that our UNISON Environment Convenor Sam Barry has been nominated for “Public Servant of the Year” in the 2019 Sprit of Salford Awards. Sam’s principal role is as a HGV Driver in Salford City Council’s Refuse and Recycling service. This recent Christmas, Sam organised for him and his colleagues to pick […]