Nottingham Blanket Drive for Refugees on 4th March 2017

branch-squareWith freezing temperatures across Europe NG Solidarity with Refugees are asking for your help to keep people warm. They will take warm blankets and sleeping bags to Northern France to provide desperately needed warmth and bedding to children and adults in the Dunkirk refugee camp and the refugees in Paris.

Whilst the camp in Calais was dismantled in late October 2016, there are still over a thousand refugees children and adults living in the camp in Dunkirk and many people sleeping rough on the on the streets of Paris, with more arriving each day.
There is a desperate need for thick warm blankets and warm sleeping bags, to provide basic warmth and bedding.

If you don't have any blankets but are interested in making financial donations please see the crowd funder at;  For every £20 donated they will buy a warm blanket on your behalf.

#NottinghamBlanketDrive for Refugees on 4th March 2017
at Unit 2 Gauntley Court, Hyson Green, Nottingham, NG7 5HD.

Please note they are only collecting warm Thick Blankets and 3 – 4 Season Sleeping Bags (so, no duvets please – they are not suitable).

Branch Newsletter

branch-squareCheck out the latest news including:-

  • NCC Pay & Reward – Implementation Talks
  • Legal Claims on Increment Freeze
  • Dates for Branch Annual General Meetings
  • Nominations for Branch Officers and Reps
  • Delegates needed for National Conferences

pdfNewsletter January 2017

Annual General Meetings

branch-meetings-squareAll 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.

pdfAGM Flyer March 2017




NCC Pay, Terms and Conditions - Ballot Results

ncc-pay-terms-conditionsThe 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.

NCC Pay, Terms & Conditions - Ballot Extension

branch-squareThe 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;
b) check your statement to ensure it is what you believe it should be. Any queries should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. immediately.
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.

pdfFrequently Asked Questions & Answers

There for You Winter Fuel Grant 2017

there-for-you-squareGet 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.

pdfWinter Fuel Grant Questions and Answers 2016
pdfWinter Fuel Grant Application 2016 and Survey

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.

NCC Pay Terms and Conditions - Ballot of Members

The Branch Executive Committee agreed on 28 November to ballot members on the improved Nottingham City Council proposals for Pay and Reward. Members will be sent details and ballot paper to their home address.

Full details of the proposals and an individual statement of what the proposals mean for you will be sent to you by the council. The branch newsletter (link below) gives details of:-

- A summary of the proposals

- The Branch recommendation 

-Consultation meeting dates for UNISON members

 pdfNewsletter Pay, Terms and Conditions

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