Greater Manchester Citizens – Wed 24 Feb 7.00pm – 8.30pm


I hope you’re well. It’s been great to see that some UNISON members from Greater Manchester branches attended the free community organising training run by GM Citizens last month- this training will be run again in March so let me know if you missed out and would be keen to attend future sessions. There is further information on Citizens UK training at the bottom of this email.

Mayoral Assembly: We have had some relatively surprising news in that Elections in England and Wales to go ahead in May despite Covid… This changes the shape of Greater Manchester Citizens’ work for the next few months and means that the exciting Greater Manchester Citizens Mayoral Assembly event WILL take place in the final week of April- date TBC.

That makes this the perfect time to get involved in GMC- from planning the assembly event itself, to getting involved in GMC’s priority campaigns on making Greater Manchester a Living Wage region, fighting child poverty in our region, cleaning up the air in Greater Manchester and improving mental health services for local people. The next opportunity to do so is at a GMC event taking place at on Wednesday 24 February at 7pm. Please register here:

Learning Thursdays: Every Thursday afternoon from 4pm – 5.15pm Citizens UK will be holding a learning session for leaders on a variety of topics which you can register for beforehand. To register for these learning Thursday sessions and to see what will be covered in the February sessions visit this page –

Regional 3 Day Training: Citizens UK’s national 3-day training will take place from Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th March and will be done online. The Regional Community Leadership Training is aimed at leaders from Citizens UK member organisations who want to understand the method of broad-based community organising and apply the practical skills of community leadership to take action for social justice in their locality and strengthen their institution in the process. To find out more about the regional training in March please visit this page – If you are interested then email

The opportunities mentioned above are open to ALL UNISON members in Greater Manchester and I would be grateful if you could share this information with members of your branch.

If you want more information or have any questions, please email


Conor McGurran

Area Organiser (Communications & Media)

UNISON North West

07817 120 903