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
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/
The 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – Governance and City Director
Justin Ashton – Tel 01782 235453, mobile 07880 966510, email email@example.com – Public Health & Adult Social Care, Finance, Children & Family Services (apart from Learning Services)
Brian Tomkinson – Tel 01782 235452, mobile 07767 814284, email firstname.lastname@example.org – Place, Growth & Prosperity, Housing & Customer Services, Learning Services (part of Children & Family Services), School Based Staff
Stoke-On-Trent College – Julie Harrison-Ball (steward) 01782 208208. Email email@example.com
Other – Amber Robinson – contact details as above.
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
Free cold drinks were offered at our latest recruitment stall in the Crush Hall on a scorching 19 July. Other gifts included:
- Key Rings
- Stress Pigs – for those frustrating days in the office.
Look out for us at other venues soon.
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