31 August 2016
3 September 2016
5 September 2016
9/10 September 2016
13 September 2016
20 September 2016
2 October 2016
18-20 November 2016
Danielle Jeffries UNISON Area Organiser is looking for volunteers to help out at the years Mela: If you would like to volunteer on either day we’re looking for volunteers between Noon and 5pm Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August, ideally for 1-2 hours. If you can offer support please contact email@example.com with the day/time you would like to offer your support. For more information on the Mela visit http://www.newcastlemela.co.uk/
Newcastle City Branch has challenged the City Council to become an accredited Living Wage employer. This means that the Council would increase wages of the lowest paid in the organisation in line with the increases of the Foundation Living Wage each November.
In addition we have challenged the council to make provision within its procurement policy to ensure that the contractors and businesses the council employs, include a provision that they also pay the Foundation Living Wage.
To register to vote, UNISON members must:
When you register you agree to:
The Labour party will be conducting the election. Queries about the ballot or members wishing to check if their applications have been accepted by the Labour Party should contact the Labour Party
UNISON’s nomination process
UNISON Labour Link, which represents those members who pay into the affiliated political fund, will follow standard procedures for agreeing any nomination.
This will mean:
If you do not already pay into the affiliated political fund (APF) you can transfer using the following form https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2013/06/On-line-Catalogue198443.pdf
For more information about getting involved in Unison Labour link or becoming a Unison delegate to Labour Party CLPs or for general questions get in touch with branch Labour Link Officer:
Ed Whitby firstname.lastname@example.org or 07740099479
The UNISON Disabled Members’ Conference 2016 takes place on 29th – 31st October in Brighton. We are looking for expressions of interest to attend the conference as a delegate from the branch. Travel and accommodation will be arranged by the branch and subsistence payments will be available.
The Yomp (a military term for a long-distance march) is an epic adventure challenge. Teams of 3-6 people take on 54 miles in 24 hours across the rugged terrain of the Scottish wilderness whilst raising money for soldiers, veterans and their families.
Helped by sponsorship from UNISON a team of members, the Tyne Tunnel Trekkers, entered the event which took place on 11 June in Perthshire.
The Trekkers completed the 54 mile 'gold' route in 22:22:42, coming in 43rd out of 94 teams.
Photo (left to right): Michael Ayre Senior Traffic Officer, Philip Dixon Senior Traffic Officer, Angus Fergusson Senior Traffic Officer and Anthony Harbison Controller.
UNISONProtect is very pleased to introduce a brand new product to their range - Female Cancer Cover.
Research by Macmillan Cancer support has identified that four out of five cancer patients are on average £570 a month worse off following their diagnosis*. This is the result of a combination of factors, including having to stop work while receiving treatment, needing extra childcare, higher household bills and transport costs to and from hospital, it all adds up.
Shift workers are more susceptible to disease
MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads
Underemployment of BAME workers
Scottish public sector deficit unchanged
Acas guidance for young workers
Discussing the published motions for the National Disabled Conference.
An opportunity for people to enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed and fun setting (food, games and conversation!) and a way of getting to know other people who live locally and recognise that we have more in common than what divides us.
All supporters of the People's Assembly, living in north-east England, are very welcome to attend.
In Birmingham. Newcastle coach tickets £25 waged, £10 unwaged.
Papers for the meeting on 5 September..
When is a living wage “A Living Wage”?
New professional standards for teaching assistants published
Stars in our schools
Newcastle College Review & Redundancies
Labour Leadership Election
Time to debate LGPS changes as petition hits 100,000 signatures, says UNISON
Tyne & Wear LGPS
Disabled Members Officers
Durham Miner’s Gala
Death of Davey Hopper
Brexit damage to economy will outweigh modest wage gains, says study
Feet first, our NHS is limping towards privatisation
Yes, zero hours work can be banned: New Zealand has just done it
Earnings growth static
Minimum wage offenders named
Briefing on new housing Act
Cost of living in the UK on the rise
A quarterly periodical updating stewards and reps on employment law.
No pay restraint in UK boardrooms
'Hypocrisy' of Post Office bosses
Half of women suffer sexual harassment
Councils need greater powers to build houses
Factory output expands
Details and agenda for the LGBT Conference in Llandudno, 18-20 November.
Training session for members.
Special offer for UNISON members.
Winners in August.
This meeting will discuss Motions for Black Members Conference 2017.
Impact of public spending cuts on LGBT people and services.
Cut in interest rates
Days lost to strikes at very low level
Voluntary Living Wage needs revision
Rise in value of council outsourcing contracts
Search for gig economy in UK
National scandal of homecare wage cheats
Two courses have been added to the schedule:
Introduction to Understanding Autism
Confidence Building taster session.
Researchers would like to hear from you and will use what you tell them to raise awareness of the social care needs of LGBTQI disabled people and to highlight examples of things that do and don’t work very well.
Winners in July.
Union political funds bring in more income
Progress needed on transgender equality
Economy grows in second quarter
Green family used BHS as milch cow
Lack of progress on disability rights
Workers should take care in heat of the sun
One Day Introduction to the Local Government Pension Scheme, 28 September 2016.
Earnings growth dips
Air fares fuel inflation
UK's 'badge of shame' on disability rights
Unemployment hits 11-year low as numbers fall
Bridges to Learning one day regional workshops aimed at all staff working in Health, Social Care and Education.
Introduction to Counselling Skills
Your Skills, Your Future
More top executives on £1m or more a year
How deal with issue of fatigue
NLW — the first 100 days and a crisis
Below par academies
Forty executives living in ££££ land
Rise in deaths at work
Mesothelioma and its deadly toll
Poverty rise in the UK
Three more join Living Wage family
Papers for the meeting on 19 July.
An account of the 24 hour Cateran Yomp. Tyne Tunnel Trekkers raised over £1600 for the Army Benevolent Fund.
UK economy grows
Narrow majority for exit in EU referendum
Women part-timers lose out on pensions
Lack of support for disabled teachers
Small narrowing in UK current account deficit
Remuneration package of 32 averages £2.15m
Winners in June.
Papers for the meeting on 4 July..
Adverse impact of tribunal fees
'Reckless' to scrap NHS bursaries
Missing out on pensions and benefits
Call for 14-day self-certification period
Fathers missing out on paternity pay
Average earnings fillip on back of living wage
Retail price inflation rises in May
UK unemployment rate at 11-year low
Modern slavery judgment against firm
Employers don't have working carers' policy
Please come and join us in our vigil supporting and remembering the victims of the recent atrocity. Saturday 18 June, 6pm at Newcastle Civic Centre.
Dementia in workplace
Thirty execs rake in £70 million
Deaths after Johnson's fire service cuts
Value of inward M&A hits seven-year high
UK factory output 'recovers'
Climbdown on police spying on unions
New courses and taster sessions have been added to the course calendar for June and July.
Rise in numbers working from home
Economic growth confirmed for start of year
Remuneration for two totals over £55 million
Euro 2016 advice
Planes, trains and drones and lasers
Equal pay progress at Scottish council
Papers for the meeting on 13 June.