Monthly Archives: June 2016

Where should the LGPS invest its members’ funds?

Some five million people rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme to pay their pension. Yet Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to force the individual pension funds to invest in infrastructure, as an alternative to direct government funding of the schemes – even if this doesn’t give the best return for scheme members’ pensions. That is why UNISON has…

U in UNISON

UNISON Southeast will be running a U in UNISON course on the 30th June, at the UNISON Regional Office Guildford. This course is aimed at UNISON members who want to know about how UNISON works Details: This is an induction and taster session where you will: Get an understanding of UNISON structures Learn how committees work Receive a grounding in…

Regional Women’s Forum in Eastbourne

UNISON Southeast Women are holding a Women’s Forum on 30 September to 2 October. The forum is open to women members. You can find out more and apply for this event by downloading this pdf and returning it to unisonhelp@brighton.ac.uk Last year, the branch Women’s Officer attended the Women’s Forum and here is what she had to say about it; I…

Upcoming events for LGBT members

UNISON LGBT members have four upcoming events in London. If you would like to attend any of them please contact out@unison.co.uk (you don’t have to be out to attend).   National UNISON transgender members meeting 15 July 2016 9:30-12:00 UNISON Centre, London NW1 2AY More information at unison.org.uk/events/national-unison-transgender-members-meeting   National UNISON bisexual members meeting 15 July 2016 14:00-16:30 UNISON Centre,…

Young Women Members Confidence Skills Training

  8 and 9 November 2016 (Starts 11am on first day finishing at 4pm second day) at UNISON Centre, London A two day training course aimed at young women members (under the age of 27 on 9 November) that want to become more active in UNISON or existing young women members that want to improve their confidence in different situations.…

Branch Consultation on Pay

We’ll be arranging a consultative ballot for all UoB-employed members, with ballot forms coming out with our newsletter this month. Please make sure you let us know what you think.

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