UNISON Women’s Conference 2019 – A delegate’s and visitor’s perspective.

Women’s Conference, Bournemouth, 14th – 16th February 2019 Julie Beasley – A Visitor’s Perspective As last year, this was an interesting and lively conference, covering a wide range of topics too numerous to mention in a short report. What follows here are some highlights for me, and possibly some ideas or campaigns for branch committee to highlight to members. Conference…

Voluntary Severance

As a trade union, assisting people to leave their jobs is not, ideally, what we’d be doing, but we aim to provide help and assistance to all our members, whatever the circumstances. If you are going through the process, here is a rough guide to it and what we can do to help you.   If you’ve indicated that you…

Annual General Meeting 2019

All members are invited to this year’s AGM, which will take place on Wednesday 6th March at 12.30pm, Cockcroft Hall, Moulsecoomb. A free buffet lunch will be available from 12pm. We’re always very happy with the number of people who can make this, so please come along if you can. Please complete our survey if you intend to be there.…

Higher Education Conference 2019

UNISON’s annual conference of higher education branches and members took place in Nottingham in January. Our branch was represented by Dan Simmonds and Sian Williams as delegates, with Alan Dilley there as a visitor and Sarah Pickett and Ivan Bonsell attending as regional reps. The conference is the decision making body for the union, as far as Higher Education is…

Higher Education Conference 2019

Our branch sent delegates and visitors to this year’s higher education conference in Nottingham last week. You can read UNISON’s official version of what was discussed on the national website here: Conference sets ambitious pay policy for 2019 and here ‘You do fabulous work; you deserve decent pay’ but for a more complete and honest assessment of what was discussed,…

January 2019 newsletter

Hi all, a belated Happy New Year to all our members, and if you’re reading this and you’re not a member then please have a long hard think about joining. Our first newsletter of 2019 has been available for a while, but if you’ve not seen it yet you can find it by following the newsletter link (top-right menu.)

Our final newsletter of the year is out now!

You can find it in the usual place (top right hand corner, Newsletters, obvs.) Please let us know if you have any comments or questions. I’ve been asked to say hello to Anna and all her friends at school, so if you’re reading this, hello!  

November 2018 newsletter is finally here

Apologies for this month’s newsletter appearing a bit later than usual. You can find it in the usual place – Newsletter shortcut in the top right-hand corner, where you can find back issues as well. Please let us know if you have any comments.

2018-19 Pay Campaign Strike Ballot Result

Members may already have seen the result of our national postal ballot over pay. The national website has details here. 61.9% of members who voted, voted to reject the 2.0% pay offer and were prepared to take strike action, but the turnout of 31.0% falls short of what is required to take the campaign further. We are very pleased that…

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