Category Archives: Benefits

Personal Injury Settlements May 2017

For May 2017, members in the West Midlands Region received £143579.90 in compensation payments for Personal Injury Claims.

It always pays to be a Unison member!!

Unison School Uniform Grants 2017

There For You are now accepting applications for help with school uniform costs.

How much are the Grants? They are one-off grants of £40 per school age child, up to a total of £120

Am I eligible? To be eligible you must be:

• A member who has paid 4 weeks subscriptions before 22nd May 2017 – the launch date of this programme

Either receive Housing Benefit

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 your local authority

Promotional Poster – School Uniform Grant Promotional Poster 2017

FAQs – School Uniform Grant FAQs 2017

Application form – School Uniform Grant Application Form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 July 2017 at Unison national office. The address is on the application form.

Unison Branch Newsletter October 2016

Features in this issue:

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Friday 25 November 2016

All Things Social

  • Is Munby right – is the care system facing crisis?
  • HCPC Renewal – 10 tips for getting your CPD profile ready.
  • “Dammed” – Channel 4’s new social work comedy.
  • National Living  Wage Funding – how the poorest will miss out on care.
  • Social care members – does anyone fancy telling us about their day ?

Sue’s Snippets

  • Have you moved house and not told us?
  • Are your colleagues receiving information by e-mail and you aren’t?

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Well worth a read!! – october-2016

 

 

 

Unison Branch Newsletter August 2016

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This is a special edition of the branch newsletter which reminds existing members of the benefits of Unison membership and informs non-members about the work of the branch and what is available.

Features in this issue includes:

  • What is a trade union?
  • There For You
  • What can this branch do for you?
  • I am not a Unison member but…..
  • Whatever did the unions do for us?
  • What else can Unison offer?

It is well worth a read – Benefits of Membership 2016

Branch Recruitment Stall 19 July 2016

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Free cold drinks were offered at our latest recruitment stall in the Crush Hall on a scorching 19 July.  Other gifts included:

  • Pens
  • Rulers
  • Lanyards
  • Key Rings
  • Stress Pigs – for those frustrating days in the office.

Look out for us at other venues soon.

Branch Newsletter June 2016

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Information in this edition includes:

  • 175 Years of Chartism – Why The Vote Matters More Than Ever
  • TTIP Benefits – What Benefits!
  • Health & Safety Is Not A Dirty Word
  • What It’s Like To Be LGBT In The Workplace – One Member’s Experience

Well worth a read ………. June 2016