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/

 

Hazards 2016 Conference – Report of Delegate

hazards-logoThe branch has once again sent a delegate to the Hazards Safety Conference held at Keele University 29-31 July 2016.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Building Resistance To Support Safety Reps” and included:

  • Use Brexit to improve and not erode health & safety protection for all workers.
  • Dealing With Risks
  • Hazards 2016 Pledges and Demands

Well worth a read – hazards-2016-delegate-report

 

 

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?

european-health-and-safety-week Week commencing Monday 24 October 2016

Well worth a read!! – october-2016

 

 

 

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

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