The branch has organised advice surgeries at the Civic Centre in Room C201 on the 2nd Floor Landing from 12pm – 2pm on the first Tuesday of each month starting from Tuesday 7th May. Other dates are:
- 4th June
- 2nd July
- 6th Aug
- 3rd September
- 1st Oct
- 5th Nov
The surgeries are open to both members where help/advice on any issue can be obtained.
Non members are also welcome to cone along and find out about the benefits of membership.
More details are available here – Civic Centre Surgeries 2013 – Flyer
This special newsletter covers changes to early years provision.
- The Proposed Changes.
- Unison – The Union For Early Years Workers
- Questions & Answers – What Do The Changes Mean For Me?
- What Can I do?
- Sure Start Cuts
- Early Years Foundation Stage
early years newsletter spring 2013
The latest newsletters from Unison Protect contains interesting features including:
- Glare Aware – top tips to reduce summer road accidents
- Garden Giveaway – win £200 garden centre vouchers
- Good Reasons To Shop With Prepaid & Awards
unison protect april 2013 newsletter
- Venue – Stoke College, Cauldon Campus
- Dates – 10 Monday evenings 6.30pm-9pm, starting Monday 13 May and ending Monday 27 July
The course is aimed at Unison members who are interested in developing their self confidence when using figures and numbers in everyday settings – at home and at work. The tutor will start off by finding out what you are good at and where you may need help.
Further course information is available here – TUC Studies Numeracy Course starts 13 May 2013
If you are a member of City of Stoke-on-Trent Local Government Branch and would like to undertake the course, please e-mail us for an application form at email@example.com
- Remember The Dead – Fight For The Living – Join Us In Speaking Up For Health & Safety
- Essential Cover From £1.30 A Month
- Job Cuts Lead To An Astronomical Rise In Stress – What is work related Stress? What is my employer’s duty? Tackling Work Related Stress
- Well Being In The Workplace is Not Just About “After Work Yoga Classes” – Union involvement in workplace well-being
Budget Early For Next Christmas
Feeling the financial hangover from Christmas still? Avoid the worst this year by planning ahead. According to TV money guru Martin Lewis, too many of us try to foot the holiday season with December’s salary alone.
It’s unrealistic – and unaffordable. Instead, start spreading the cost over the course of the year by putting aside £30-£50 in a savings account each month and then loading it to your UNISON Prepaid Plus MasterCard for your holiday season’s spend. You could make things even thriftier by taking advantage of 3%-6% cashback when you spend the accumulated funds at a range of high street retail partners.
Find out more here. Remember, unlike other cards your prepaid plastic comes with no credit checks or overdraft charges. You can only spend what you load, putting you firmly in control of your finances.
Fed up of your New Year intentions falling by the wayside? We’ve got some practical tips for making them – and your money – go further in 2013.
Best Resolutions For Your Wallet
Firstly, be specific. Vague plans to “save money” will never be achieved unless you come up with concrete, clear steps to make them happen. Why not commit to putting a small percentage of your wages away and maintain the habit by setting up an automatic deposit? Desperate to dine out less? Figure out why first. If too much of your monthly income goes on work lunches, for example, plan alternative bites you can bring from home and reward your dedication by still allowing one day a week for the canteen.
Or look out for restaurant deals and online vouchers for offers including 50% off your bill. Want to shop less? Resolve to write out and stick to a list every time you hit the high street. Keen to get healthy? Gym membership can be pricey. Shop around for the lowest monthly fees or get creative with free fitness solutions like jogging. Teaming up with a friend can also help – ask them to be your trainer to keep motivation going.
Above all, take a balanced approach to the months ahead, marking each one off with manageable milestones. You’ll keep your purse plump – and feel pretty happy with your tenacity too.
Unison Welfare are having a Charity Challenge on 27-30 June 2013 comprising a walk on the Wouth West Coast Path – part 2, which is 35 miles and will take place over 3 days.
For further information – please download the information pack – CharityChallengeleaflet2013_TP_WEB