Category Archives: Organising

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.

Pay Claim Consultation 2018-2019

The branch has organised two members meetings regarding consultation on the submission to the employer for the 2018-2019 pay claim:

Wednesday 10 may 12 midday – 12.30 pm Glover Room, Stoke Town Hall

Tuesday 16 May 12.30 pm-1.00 pm Glover Room, Stoke Town Hall

A promotional poster is available for display – Pay Consultation Meetings May 2017

Unison Branch Executive Committee – Vacant Officer Positions

The Branch Executive Committee currently has vacancies for:

  • Welfare Secretary
  • LGBT Officer male – job share
  • Equality Officer
  • Membership & Recruitment Officer
  • Education Secretary
  • Communications Officer
  • Youth Officer
  • International Relations Officer

Job descriptions for each post are available on the latest branch vacancy bulletin  – March 2017

Anyone who requires further information can e-mail Amber Robinson, Branch Secretary- amber.robinson@stoke.gov.uk

Branch Annual Report 2016

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The annual report reflects the work undertaken by the branch January – December 2016. It is well worth a read – 2016

City Council Budget 2017-2018 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 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