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 […]

Schools Update – Friday 12th June 2020

The information below went out to our members in Salford schools on Friday 12th June 2020. Schools Update Please find attached a further letter (at the bottom of the page) that will be sent out to all Salford Headteachers this afternoon. This letter stresses the position of the City Council and in doing so, makes […]

Schools Update – Wednesday 10th June 2020

The information below was sent to all our members in schools on Wednesday 10th June 2020. Schools Update We are pleased to inform you that following the decisions taken by UNISON members who have refused to enter unsafe workplaces, our representations to the Council and the work of supportive local politicians, the attached letter (at […]

Urgent School Update – Tuesday 9th June 2020

The information below was sent out to our members in Salford schools on Tuesday 9th June 2020. Urgent School Update Yesterday morning ,23 of our members at a primary school in Salford took a decision (with our full support) to inform their Head Teacher that, as a result of plans to expand school provision beyond vulnerable […]

Urgent Update for School Members and Press Release

The information below was sent out to all UNISON members working in Salford schools on 7th June 2020. It has since been shared with City Mayor Paul Dennett, Lead Member for Schools John Merry, Salford City Council officers, our partner unions, Salford’s three MPs and all of Salford’s Labour councillors. We have asked all councillors […]

Further Schools Update – Fri 29th May 2020

The email below went out to all our members in schools on the evening of Friday 27th May 2020. Dear UNISON Member, I apologise for sending another email today, but we wanted to ensure you were fully aware of the situation as we approach the close of the last working day before Monday. We are […]

School Update – Friday 29th May 2020

Please follow the link below to an urgent email that has been sent to all UNISON members working in schools. https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/05/UNISON-Education-%E2%80%93-school-members-email-28-May-1.pdf

Urgent Schools Update – Monday 18th May 2020

The following email went out to all members on Monday 18th May 2020. Dear UNISON Member This email is of direct and urgent relevance to our members in schools and other education/childcare settings. However, we are sending it to all members, as we know the potential impact of schools re-opening on 1st June will not […]