“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 […]

Support Our Salford Santas!

From 4th – 7th December, Salford refuse workers will be collecting gifts for children who might not otherwise receive them. We are asking all members who can – whether you live in Salford or not – to support this initiative, which was instigated by our UNISON Environment Convenor, Sam Barry. If you want to donate a […]

Stop and Scrap Universal Credit!

The following motion was passed by our Branch Committee on 28th November 2018. Universal Credits – Stop and Scrap Salford City UNISON notes the following: That Universal Credit, UC, was designed as an integral part of the Welfare Reform Act brought in by the Coalition Government following their election in 2010. That underpinning the Act has […]

Salford City UNISON Updated Position on Brexit – We Demand a General Election Now!

The following motion was agreed at our Branch Committee meeting on 28th November 2018. End Tory Brexit Chaos! General Election Now! Salford City UNISON notes that Theresa May’s Tory government is on the brink of collapse. With each day passing there are more and more resignations, coups, plots and potential leadership challenges. The trade union […]

UNISON Secures Sleep-In Success at Salford Lifeways

Within weeks of a decision to end top-up payments for sleep-ins, UNISON ensured that members in Salford won’t lose a penny. Just over three weeks ago, employees of social care company Lifeways were told that they would no longer be receiving top-ups to payments for sleep-in shifts that were set up earlier this year to […]