The branch recently sent a delegation to the Local Government Conference in Brighton 18-19 June 2018.
A comprehensive report with outstanding drawings has been produced by one of our delegates, Duncan Bourne.
Well worth a read…… Conference Delegation Report
There For You are offering a one off grant of £40 per school age child up to a max total of £120 for help with school uniforms.
To be eligible you must be:
- A member who has paid 4 weeks subscriptions before 14 May 2018.
- Either receive Housing Benefit (or the housing element of Universal Credit)
- Or have a total net annual household income of £18,000 or less. (Note by “net income” we mean all salary after tax, national insurance, superannuation etc and including your partner’s salary if applicable and any benefits. However, do not include in your calculation Child Benefit, the childcare element only of Working Tax Credit if paid, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment)
- Financially responsible for the child/children
- Not eligible for funding for uniform costs from you local authority.
Further information is available on the FAQs document listed below.
School Uniform Promotional Poster 2018
School Uniform Grants FAQs
School Uniform Grant Application Form 2018
This newsletter features:
- A Practical End of Year Tax Planning Check List
- Finding A “nISA” Home For Your Savings
- Imaging Living On Half Your Current Income
- Helping Your Family Financially
It is well worth a read – Lighthouse Financial Advice Newsletter Feb 2018
The latest branch newsletter is available.
- Health & Safety Spotlight – Stress At Work
- What Have The Trade Unions Ever Done For Us – SOT Council no longer attacking terms and conditions for those who work unsocial hours
- Did you ever wonder where Unison’s colours came from?
- Ever wondered how your Local Government Pension is invested?
- When did women get the right to vote and what was the Representation Of The People Act?
- There For You – Unison’s Welfare Service For Members
Well worth a read – February 2018
Does the colour scheme on the medal look familiar to you? Do you know what it is? Well, it is actually a hunger strike medal from the women’s suffrage movement and represents the colours of the suffragettes. In 1908 the women’s Social and Political Union or WSPU adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green which would distinguish them in the political movement. Emmelin Pethick-Lawrence, editor of the weekly newspaper Votes For Women wrote “Purple as everyone knows is the royal colour, white stands for purity in private and public life and green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring.”
Strain on employees at work is seen to be a major cause of Mental Health issues, a government-commissioned report shows that mental health is costing the UK economy almost £100 Billion a year and figures show that around 300,000 people leave jobs due to mental health issues.
If work place stress is causing an issue you can approach your Unison representative/Health & Safety representative in confidence to see if the issue can be dealt with through a discussion with the employer or to offer support.
Please do not suffer in silence there are a number of confidential services available to access.
The branch Health & Safety Officer is Brian Tomkinson – email email@example.com or telephone 01782 235452
The latest edition of Black Action is now available.
Features in the Spring 2018 issue include:
- Nelson Mandela Award
- Inspirational Quotes
- Managing Stress In The Workplace
- There For You
- Croyde Bay Holiday Resort
- Regional New Rounds Ups
A very informative magazine – well worth a read.
Black Action Spring 2018