OUT Summer 2017 Newsletter

OUT  is the Unison newsletter for LGBT Members.  Features in this edition include:

  • LGBT members talk about their jobs, the difference they make and the challenges they face
  • Overcoming Hate
  • The LGBT Voice in Unison
  • No Fly Zone

and much more – Out In Unison Summer 2017

For more information on Unison’s campaigning for LGBT members visit – https://www.unison.org.uk/about/what-we-do/fairness-equality/lgbt/

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Unison Black Members Newsletter Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 Black Members magazine includes the following features

  • Black members’ issues debated at conference – including immigration and the effect of the EU referendum and the Brexit vote.
  • Remembering enslaved Africans and their descendents
  • Unisons Race Equality Priorities
  • Holocaust Study Tour to Auschwitz Birkenau

and many more articles of interest – Black Members Newsletter Summer 2017

For more information on black member issued please visit the national website:

https://www.unison.org.uk/about/what-we-do/fairness-equality/black-members/

Unison Schools Newsletter Summer 2017

Features include:

  • What does the £1.3 billion extra money announced by the Government during July 2017 really mean?
  • Advance Diary Date – Stars In Schools – 24/11/17
  • Unison Equality Survey
  • Croyde Bay & Unison Travel Club Holiday Offers

Well worth a read and with hyperlinks to many other interesting web sites – Schools Newsletter Summer 2017

Personal Injury Settlements May, June 2017 and July 2017

For May 2017, members in the West Midlands Region received £143579.90 in compensation payments for Personal Injury Claims. During June, members in the region received £136841 and members of this branch £3687 and for July £75188.65 and £3500 respectively.

It always pays to be a Unison member!!

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

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