Member Update – 27th March 2020

Below is an email that was sent out to all members by Steve North, Branch Secretary on Friday 27th March 2020: Dear UNISON Member, We had hoped to get an email out to you all today confirming that the situation in social care had been resolved and that providers now understood that any frontline worker […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: 26th March 2020

The update below was sent out as an email to all members on Thursday 26th March 2020, from Branch Secretary Steve North Dear UNISON Member, We continue to do our best to support you to face this pandemic – whether you are in a workplace, working from home or absent through self-isolation, caring responsibilities or […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: 24th March 2020

The statement below will go out as an email to all members this afternoon. Dear UNISON Member   This is our latest update on COVID-19.   Firstly, we have been informed by most of the employers who recognise our union that they have today updated their own advice to employees. If you have any questions […]

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 […]