- Last Updated on Thursday, 12 January 2017 13:55
All UNISON Branches are required to hold an Annual General Meeting to which all members are encouraged to attend. Because our membership covers such a large geographical area we have arranged a number of meetings at different times and locations in the hope that many of you will be able to attend.
UNISON is a representative democracy which means members elect other members to represent them both inside the union and outside to employers at local, regional and national level. These elections take place annually at the Annual General Meetings. Further information is attached.
At the meeting, the Annual Report and Financial Accounts are received which details the work the Branch has focused on over the past year.
All members are given the opportunity to ask questions.
We look forward to seeing you at one of the meetings detailed on the attachment.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2016 11:42
The ballot on the council proposals to pay, terms and conditions closed on 21 December.
The ballot results are:
- Total number of ballot papers issued x 2070
- Total number of ballot papers received x 557
- Total number of members voting to ACCEPT the Offer x 446 (80%)
- Total number of members voting to REJECT the Offer x 109 (20%)
- Total number of spoilt ballot paper x 2
- Turn out 27%
Further details regarding the next steps will be sent out in early January.
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 15:36
The Branch has decided in conjunction with our Regional Office to extend the Ballot deadline to 5.00pm on Wednesday 21 December 2016 to accommodate those members to whom the employer issued letters late as well as those who received inaccurate statements.
Please do ensure that you:
a) inform the employer and let us know asap if you still have not received a letter;
c) return your ballot paper using the freepost return address label on the reverse of the ballot paper or you can drop it off at the UNISON desks at Loxley House.
Please ensure it is received by 5.00pm on 21 December.
- Last Updated on Thursday, 08 December 2016 13:27
Get help staying warm this winter
With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they're going to pay this year's winter fuel bills.
Help is on hand
"There for You" has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £50. Further information and an application form is attached.
Please note, this year eligibility includes those in receipt of housing benefit. Applications without a membership number and the relevant documentation attached will not be processed. Applicants must have paid a minimum of 4 weeks subscriptions before 1st December 2016 to apply. Priority will be given to those who have not previously received this grant and no grants will be paid out until after the closing date of 17th February 2017.