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 over 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

Caroline Oldenburg

Eddie Charnley


Alan Johnson

Gareth Pritchard

Next Meeting:

Friday 28 June 2019, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Aston Room 1, Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ


  1. Opening remarks,domestics and apologies
  2. Introductions
  3. Guest speaker: Martin Cavanagh, DWP Group President
  4. Guest Speaker: Tina Rotheray from Preston New Road anti-fracking campaign
  5. Urgent matters from officers reports
  6. Any other business
  7. Meeting closure and details of future meetings

AGM Minutes 25 January 2019

ARMs Meeting Minutes 29 March 2019

ARMs Greater Manchester Group Constitution

ARMs Greater Manchester Annual Report 2018

Buzz Word - the newsletter of the ARMs Greater Manchester group

Buzz Word - issue 2 June 2019

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