Health and Safety Update, April 2020

By Steve Bridges, Health and Safety Officer Sourcing Supplies  Recently I have been absent from work virtually through the whole of January, it was important for me to hit the ground running on my return to work. One of the first tasks I carried out was to make a...

Claim back tax from HMRC for working from home

Homeworkers – Get some tax back. As seen in MoneySavingExpert.com taxpayers can claim back some costs of working from home – from Monday 6th April: “Clearly, right now many firms have closed workplaces and that means across the UK millions of staff are temporarily...

Staff Welcome Fair – November 2019

We were at the Staff Welcome Fair on 8th November 2019 chatting to new starters about how the union works and what Unison can offer its members. Equality and Diversity Officer Alice commented it was the busiest we’ve ever been at a Staff Welcome Fair, with lots...

Pay Campaign

You may have seen that we’ve been out doing desk drops of leaflets for the pay ballot. Hopefully this has boosted turnout and maybe even helped us gain some new members!   Ballots needed to be sent to Unison by Wednesday 30th October, so hopefully all of you are...

November: Go for Growth

November is Go for Growth month for Unison! As part of this we’d love to encourage all our members to use November as a chance to talk to friends and colleagues about the benefits of being part of a union. This helpful article gives 16 common reasons people give for...

Lunch n Learn

Our Equality & Diversity Rep Alice ran a successful lunch and learn session at the Students’ Union this month so staff could learn more about getting involved in the union. There was lots of interest in the union including interest in some of Unison’s training...
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