Greater Manchester Citizens- get involved

Greater Manchester Citizens works with a variety of institutions across Greater Manchester including, trade unions, schools, faith institutions and community groups. The group works as an alliance of institutions and community leaders to influence decisions and negotiate changes for the common good.

UNISON North West was one of the first organisations to work with GM Citizens and we have had a number of campaigns important to UNISON members moved forward as GM Citizens campaigns. We need UNISON members to have their voices heard on the next campaigns.

Greater Manchester Citizens has campaigned on many issues and negotiated with the Greater Manchester Mayor on issues ranging from housing and homelessness, social care, hate crime and encouraging more employers to pay a real Living Wage. These are all issues which affect the lives and prospects of people across Greater Manchester.

If you are interested in getting involved some of the next campaigns and meetings can be found below or you can email Sarah France s.france@unison.co.uk or Conor McGurran c.mcgurran@unison.co.uk for more information on getting involved.

In particular, members working in schools, transport, mental health services or in low paid/precarious employment may be interested in getting involved in GM Citizens' campaigns which are:

Campaign: Fighting Child Poverty and Fair Work 

Date: Monday 19th October 

Time: 17.30 - 19.00 

Zoom Link: https://cuk.zoom.us/j/4973099122

Contact: c.mcgurran@unison.co.uk 

 

Campaign: Cleaner Air & Better Public Transport  

Date: Monday 19th October 

Time 19.00 - 20.30 

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7679417005 

Contact: steven.north@salfordcityunison.org.uk 

 

Campaign: Better Mental Health & Support Services 

Date: Tuesday 20th October 

Time: 19.00 - 20.30 

Zoom Link: https://cuk.zoom.us/j/4973099122

Contact: gerry.flanagan@caritasshrewsbury.org.uk 

There are also many free learning opportunities coming up for Greater Manchester UNISON members:

UNISON North West branches affiliated to GM Citizens:

  • NWAS
  • Salford City
  • TFGM
  • Tameside LG
  • Bury
  • Manchester University Healthcare
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health
  • Wigan & Leigh Health
  • Tameside Health
  • Stockport LG
  • Trafford Metropolitan
  • Bridgewater
  • Bolton LG
  • Oldham
  • Manchester
  • Pennine Acute
  • Salford Health
  • Wigan Metropolitan

If your branch is not listed above but includes members based in Greater Manchester, contact c.mcgurran@unison.co.uk to find out how to affiliate to GM Citizens.


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