Category Archives: Unison

Why Do You Need To Be A Unison Member?

Unison does a lot more on behalf of it’s members than first thought!!

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Disabled Members Annual Report 2018 – Fighting For a Fairer Future

The 2018 Disabled Members Report – “Fighting For A Fairer Future” is a comprehensive report on the activities of Unison disabled members nationwide throughout the year and is well worth a read – Disabled Members Annual Report 2018

West Midlands Personal Injury Claims Paid To Unison Members Sept 2018

For September 2018 members in the West Midlands Region received £77248.75 in compensation payments for Personal Injury Claims.

It always pays to be a Unison member!!

Unison Retired Members Community Meal at YMCA 2 November 2018 12 midday

Unison Retired Members of this branch are hosting a free community meal at the YMCA Hanley on Friday 2 November at 12 midday – ymca community meal 2 november 2018.  Everyone welcome.

Report of Branch Delegates to Local Government Conference Brighton June 2018

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

 

Branch Newsletter February 2018

The latest branch newsletter is available.

Features include:

  • 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

Did you every wonder where Unison’s colours came from?

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.”