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. […]

Carers Allowance Secured for Salford Care Workers

Following UNISON’s lobbying efforts over the past month, we are pleased to inform Salford care workers, that we have today received the following confirmation: The Council and the NHS will make money available to care providers, to ensure that any care worker who has had to take time off work to care for others (inc. […]

“No Going Back to Normal” – Our first E Magazine

We have put together an online magazine to showcase the work undertaken by our branch in the last twelve months. It features articles on: • Covid-19 • Social Care • Health and Safety • Black Lives Matter • The Pensions Cap • Schools and Nurseries • Climate Emergency We hope you enjoy it. You can […]

AGM 2021

Our 2021 AGM will take place online via Zoom over two sessions on Thursday 4th February 2020. You only need to attend one session. Zoom details will be sent out nearer the time. This is your opportunity to hear from your union and to have a direct say over our plans and priorities going forward. […]

Stars in our Schools

A Message from Assistant Branch Secretary, Diane Ogg STARS IN OUR SCHOOLS is an annual celebration of School Support Staff I’m encouraging all our fantastic Salford school members to participate this year . What a great opportunity Stars In Our Schools is for your Head Teacher and the pupil’s to recognise the fundamental importance and […]

General Secretary Nomination

For the forthcoming General Secretary election, Salford City UNISON has nominated Paul Holmes 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 to branches […]

NJC Local Government Pay Consultation Outcome

In the consultation on the NJC Local Government Pay offer of 2.75%, which finished on 11th August 2020, our branch results were as follows: Voter turnout: 51.2% Votes to accept the pay offer – 15.3% Votes to reject the pay offer – 84.7% Our results have been shared with the North West region and they […]

Salford care workers and vulnerable service users’ lives being put at risk by care companies who refuse to pay sick pay despite public funding

The article below was originally featured on the UNISON North West website. It can be found here. Salford’s care workers, politicians and trade union UNISON have voiced their dismay after they discovered that many care companies operating in the city are still refusing to support care workers who need to self-isolate or shield due to […]