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 […]

Speak Up For Schools

This article is taken from UNISON’s main website. It can be found there by clicking on this link. We need UNISON members in schools to speak up. UNISON represents around 250,000 school support staff across the UK and those members do fantastic work to help children learn, keep them safe and healthy and schools running […]

Merry Christmas

We are closed now until Tuesday 2nd January. If you need any assistance over the holidays, please call UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857. If you’re working, thanks for looking after those of us who aren’t. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

UNISON Recognised by Outstanding Salford Charity

Salford charity, Loaves and Fishes has agreed to recognise UNISON for the purposes of collective bargaining on behalf of its employees. Loaves and Fishes provides support for vulnerable adults in Salford, particularly those who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness. Their dedicated staff and volunteers are supported by a voluntary management committee and […]