Category Archives: Unison

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.

Report On Unison National Women’s Conference Brighton

Our delegate has provided a most detailed report on the following wide range of topics.

  • M1 Zero Hours Contracts – closing the loopholes
  • M6 The Wage Penalty of Motherhood
  • M7 Pregnancy discrimination
  • M8 Women and the cuts – strategies for local campaigning
  • M9 Cuts to domestic abuse support services
  • M10 Where next with the Housing crisis for women?
  • M11 Abortion rights in Northern Ireland
  • M12 Abortion Rights 50 Years since the 1967 Act
  • M13 Proportionality
  • M14 Gender wage gap widens for women with children
  • M15 Equal pay and Black Women
  • M16 Lack of Black women participation in UNISON
  • M17 Young women must not suffer under Brexit
  • M18 Brexit- the women’s voice
  • M19 IMPACT OF EU EXIT AND WOMEN
  • M20 Increasing diversity at women’s conference
  • M21 Protecting the right of EU Women working in social care
  • M22 The Trade Union Act and the government’s austerity cuts and their impact on disabled women
  • M23 Sexual harassment is rife at work
  • M24 Overexposed and underprepared
  • M25 Working with dementia
  • M26 Why Sickle Cell matters
  • M27 Dress Code Inquiry
  • M28 Modern Slavery – Closer Than You Think
  • M29 safe travel
  • M30 Driver only trains deny accessible support for disabled women
  • M31 Bus Services in Crisis
  • M32 The State of girls’ rights in the UK
  • M33 International Day of the Girl Child
  • M036 Standing together to say no place for hate
  • Composite A PENSIONS
  • Composite B ISTANBUL
  • EM002 Child marriage is child labour
  • EM003 A Career in the NHS – still an option for women?
  • EM005 Dunkirk Refugee Women’s Centre
  • EM006 Our girls need high quality inclusive Sex and Relationship Education
  • EM007 The election of Donald Trump and its implications for Women’s Rights on a global scale

It is well worth a read – Brighton Women’s Conference 2017

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.

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/

 

Change To Convenor Constituencies From 10 August 2016

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Due to a restructure of Directorates at the major employer of the branch, convenors’ constituencies from 10 August 2016 have been reorganised as follows:

Stoke-On-Trent City Council staff and schools within the City of Stoke-On-Trent Boundary

Amber Robinson – Tel 01782 232263, mobile 07786 330404, email amber.robinson@stoke.gov.uk – Governance and City Director

Justin Ashton – Tel 01782 235453, mobile 07880 966510, email justin.ashton@stoke.gov.uk – Public Health & Adult Social Care, Finance, Children & Family Services (apart from Learning Services)

Brian Tomkinson – Tel 01782 235452, mobile 07767 814284, email brian.tomkinson@stoke.gov.uk – Place, Growth & Prosperity, Housing & Customer Services, Learning Services (part of Children & Family Services), School Based Staff

Other Workplaces:

Stoke-On-Trent College – Julie Harrison-Ball (steward) 01782 208208. Email jharr1sc@stokecoll.ac.uk

Other – Amber Robinson – contact details as above.

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