LBU UNISON Newsletter – Summer 2020

Read the latest update from your branch – including details of the Higher Education Funding Campaign

Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website  

Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

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Leeds Beckett UNISON 2020 AGM

Please try and join us for our annual general meeting. You can hear more about the work of our branch over the last year and have an opportunity to feed into branch priorities for the year ahead.

Vote for public services on the 12th December

If you want to make a real difference to your pay, your work terms and conditions and reverse this fake austerity that is a tax in all but name, then please read, print and encourage all to vote for public services, our service, on Thursday.

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Get help staying warm this winter

If your net income is £18,000 or less you may be eligible to receive a grant of £40.

Members Meeting with the Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor, Peter Slee has kindly accepted an offer to participate in our next Members Meeting, and will be answering questions from members.

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Young Workers Charter

Younger workers are more likely to experience low pay, precarious work and limited training. But UNISON’s young members are fighting to make work better, by asking employers to sign their Respect Your Youth Charter.

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Legal protection for those who protect

Check out the video about legal protection for UNISON members.

May is bloomin’ magic as our wins grow

From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too.

It was bloomin’ lovely for UNISON in May, with fresh growth and a bevy of brilliant wins across the union.