ARMs NW (Greater Manchester Group)

About Greater Manchester ARMs

The ARMs Greater Manchester group is open to all ARMs members living in the Greater Manchester area and currently has more than 400 members. It was established in March 2016 as a way of bringing the union closer to you and providing a more accessable forum for your views. The group is welcoming, friendly and informal.

We support the campaigns of our own and other trade unions and also issues relevant to the wider community. Examples of our activity include supporting the PCS pay campaign; campaigns against office closures; anti-fracking campaigning; local hospital campaigns, the RMT dispute for guards on trains and attending the rally in Manchester against the visit of President Trump.

We also have social and learning activities which members are welcome to join in. These are publicised on our Facebook page. Examples of the things we have done include history walks around Manchester; meals out; afternoons of music and chat; attending folk concerts and arranging computer courses.

The committee meets most months and we have members' meetings four times per year. Guest speakers at the members' meetings have included PCS senior officials; shadow ministers and shadow secretaries of state; speakers from other unions campaigns; Unionlearn; PCS Credit Union; and the Chorley Hospital campaign.

If you want to get involved please contact the secretary, Jacquie Hadfield, by email

Greater Manchester ARMs committee

The committee for the Greater Manchester ARMs group comprises:

Chair: Barry Fuge

Vice chair: Eddie Garner

Secretary:  Jacquie Hadfield

Treasurer: Doreen Beresford

Organiser: John Hadfield

Green officer: Susan Lloyd

Learning officer: Hugh Dent

Committee members:

Christina Maclachlan

Philip Maughan

Eddie Charnley


Alan Johnson

Gareth Pritchard

Members' meetings for 2020

Next meeting Friday, 27 March 2020 from 1.30pm at the Railway Club, 265 Edgeley Road, Stockport, SK3 0TR

The above meeting has been cancelled in response to the COVID 19 Coronavirus. Future members' meetings may also be affected and we will keep you updated. 

Friday, 26 June 2020

Friday, 25 September 2020

Meetings usually start at 1.30pm and all are welcome to attend. The start time is subject to change if we are having a NW ARMs regional meeting on the same day. Full details will be notifies for each meeting.

AGM Report 20 January 2020

Minutes of meeting held on Friday, 27 September 2019

Buzz Word newsletter September 2019

Buzz Word newsletter January 2020

Buzz Word newsletter March 2020

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