Stars In Schools 25 November 2016

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The branch awarded a food box comprising tea, coffee, chocolates, biscuits and sweets to those schools who organised events in appreciation of their valued School Support Staff on 25 November 2016 for Unison’s Stars In Schools Day.

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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?

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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.