Unison Branch AGM’s February 2017

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There is a choice of two AGMs for every branch member to attend as follows:

Monday 13 February 2017 at 12.30 pm, Tolkien Room, City Central Library, Bethesda St, Hanley – buffet at 12 midday – must be pre-ordered by Friday 3 February 2017.

Monday 22 February 2017 at 12.30 pm, Windsor Room, Civic Centre, Stoke. Buffet at 12 midday – must be pre-ordered by Thursday 16 February 2017.

To order food e-mail  ul-stokecity@unison.org.uk with your name, workplace and which meeting you will be attending together with any special requirements.

Note – only one meeting needs to be attended.

A promotional poster is available for display on workplace notice boards – agm2017poster

City Council Budget 2016-2017 Contact Information

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If you are affected by the budget or have any questions relating to this, please telephone or e-mail the Convenor who covers your directorate.

City Director & Governance – Amber Robinson – Branch Secretary – mobile 07786 330404 email amber.robinson@stoke.gov.uk

Learning Services Section of Children & Families, Housing & Customer Services, Place Growth & Prosperity, School Support Staff – Brian Tomkinson – Convenor – mobile 07767 814284 email brian.tomkinson@stoke.gov.uk

Children & Families (apart from Learning Services), Finance, Public Health & Adult Social Care – Justin Ashton – Convenor – mobile 07880 966510 email justin.ashton@stoke.gov.uk

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If you are not a member and wish to join, please contact us and we can talk through the benefits of membership and bring you a membership form.

Unison There for You Winter Fuel Grant 2016-2017

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Unison’s Welfare Charity, There For You is now inviting applications for a Winter Fuel Grant Payment for 2016-2017.

Eligibility now includes those in receipt of housing benefit and the amount of the grant has risen from £40 to £50 per eligible household. Please note – applications without a membership number and the relevant documentation attached will not be processed.

Applicants must have paid a minimum of 4 weeks subscriptions before 1 December 2016 to apply.

Completed forms must be sent to:

There For You (WFG), Unison Centre, 130 Euston Road, London  NW1 2AY and be received by 17 February 2017 at the absolute latest.

Priority will be given to members who have not previously received this grant and no grants will be paid out until after the closing date of 17 February 2017.

Two promotional posters are available for printing and displaying – winter-fuel-grant-2016-poster winter-fuel-grant-radiator-poster

Application Form & Survey  (both must be completed) – winter-fuel-grant-application-2016-and-survey

FAQs- winter-fuel-grant-faqs

There For You have also produced a newsletter containing the following additional features:

  • Services Provided By There For You
  • Tax Credit Calculator
  • State Pension Forecasts Online
  • WARM Home Discount Scheme
  • School Uniform Grants Paid During 2016

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Stars In Schools 25 November 2016

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The branch awarded a food box comprising tea, coffee, chocolates, biscuits and sweets to those schools who organised events in appreciation of their valued School Support Staff on 25 November 2016 for Unison’s Stars In Schools Day.

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City Council Budget 2017-2018

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If you are affected by the budget or have any questions relating to this, please telephone or e-mail the Convenor who covers your directorate.

City Director & Governance – Amber Robinson – Branch Secretary – mobile 07786 330404 email amber.robinson@stoke.gov.uk

Learning Services Section of Children & Families, Housing & Customer Services, Place Growth & Prosperity, School Support Staff – Brian Tomkinson – Convenor – mobile 07767 814284 email brian.tomkinson@stoke.gov.uk

Children & Families (apart from Learning Services), Finance, Public Health & Adult Social Care – Justin Ashton – Convenor – mobile 07880 966510 email justin.ashton@stoke.gov.uk

join-now

If you are not a member and wish to join, please contact us and we can talk through the benefits of membership and bring you a membership form.

 

 

Election of Branch Officers, Convenors and Stewards for 2017-2018

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Nominations are now being sought for branch officers, convenors and stewards for 2017-2018.

Instructions on how to apply with deadline dates for nominations are detailed on the annual elections poster – annual-elections-exec.

If you are interested in a post and would like an informal, no obligation chat about what is involved, please contact the individual listed as being able to provide further information on the relevant page of the poster.

Retired Members Conference Southport 2016

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The branch sent a delegate to the Unison National Retired Members’ Conference held in Southport during October 2016.

Their report covers:

  • Women’s SOG meeting
  • Social Care
  • Transport
  • Energy

all issues which affect pensioners locally and nationally – retired-members-conference-southport2016

Further information relevant to retired members can be found on the Unison national web site – https://www.unison.org.uk/about/what-we-do/fairness-equality/retired-members/