Call out the elephant in the room!

28th January 2024

Join us in Manchester – 23 February After a string of great actions in 2023, we’re keeping up the pressure on the GM Pension Fund, Mayor and Council Leaders to act on the climate crisis and take public money out of fossil fuels. The ten Greater Manchester Council Leaders and the Mayor will be meeting…

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We doused global heating flames in Droylsden

8th December 2023

Thanks to everyone who joined us outside the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s HQ in Droylsden on 1st December for the Pension Fund’s Management and Advisory Panel meeting. Despite the freezing weather we had a great turnout, with representatives from several GM Unison branches. Two of Unison’s representatives on the Fund’s Advisory Panel joined us on…

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Join us in Droylsden on 1 December!

15th November 2023

On Friday 1stĀ December, the GM pension fund management panel are meeting at GMPF office in Droylsden. We’ll be there to ask them why they still haven’t got a divestment plan.Ā  8:30am – 10:00am Guardsman Tony Downes House, Droylsden. TheĀ office is almost opposite the Droylsden tram stop.Several of us will be travellingĀ from Manchester, let us know…

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Strong Unison support at GM Leaders meeting

30th October 2023

Thanks to everyone who came to our lobby of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) meeting in Bury last Friday 27 October. We had a great show of support from GM Unison branches. We were there to draw attention to GMPF’s holdings in fossil fuels – the highest by value and percent of any UK…

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GMPF – biggest investor in fossil fuels

The latest analysis by UK Divest – The Pensions Pipeline – reveals that UK Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) have Ā£16bn invested in fossil fuel companies. Yet again that the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) has the highest holdings in fossil fuel companies by both value and percent. GMPF had Ā£1.7bn invested in fossil fuel…

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Join us in Bury on Friday 27 October!

20th October 2023

Our next action (the last one for a few weeks!) is in Bury!On Friday 27th October, the leaders of the 10 Greater Manchester councils will be meeting atĀ Bury Town Hall and we’ll be there to greet them. Join us to ask the leaders to demand that the GM pension fund takes its money out of…

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The Elephant in the room visited the UK’s biggest pensions conference

A big thank you to everyone who joined us and XR at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Annual Conference at the Manchester Conference Centre on 18 October. XR Manchester brought their amazing elephant to remind delegates about the elephant in the room that was being ignored at the conference. Many delegates stopped to talk and…

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We reminded the GM Green Summit about GM’s investments in fossil fuels

3rd October 2023

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) held its sixth Green Summit at the Lowry on 2 October 2023. So it was another early morning for FFGM members, who were waiting outside to speak to the hundreds of delegates – including politicians, industry representatives and members of environment groups – as they poured into the venue….

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We tugged in Rochdale and died in Droylsden!

1st October 2023

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our latest actions in Rochdale and Droylsden. On 28th July, the leaders of the ten Greater Manchester councils and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor met in Rochdale for their monthly GMCA meeting. We were there to demand action on the Greater Manchester Pension Fundā€™s dirty investments in Shell and…

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Join us Friday 28 July in Rochdale

16th July 2023

Get the Shell out of our Pensions! On 28th July, the leaders of the ten Greater Manchester councils and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be meeting in Rochdale for their monthly GMCA meeting. We will be there to demand action on the Greater Manchester Pension Fundā€™s dirty investments in Shell and other fossil fuel…

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