Monthly Archives: December 2018

Christmas greetings and branch office closure......

We would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our members and supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year and hope you have a festive, safe, and happy holiday.

There will be reduced coverage in the UNISON office over the Christmas period.  If you need urgent help during this time you can contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857.

The office will close on Friday 21st December and normal opening hours will resume on Monday 7th January.

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Support the Stansted 15 Tuesday 18th December......

For International Migrants Day on Tuesday 18 December, activists from all over the UK will stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15, a group of people who peacefully stopped a secret charter flight from deporting precarious migrants to destitution, persecution, and death. Stansted 15 were then charged with terrorism-related offences and on Monday 10 December,  they were found guilty of those offences. Amnesty International called the verdict a crushing blow for human rights.  Today we will use our collective voices to stand in solidarity with the Stansted 15 and with all migrants. Continue reading

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Support the Stansted 15 – defend the right to peaceful protest......

Very successful demo in support of the Stansted 15 outside The Home Office last night (photo courtesy of Mick Holder).

 

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That was the year that was – the year in UNISON......

As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a memorable year with the UK’s biggest union.  Click here to read more.

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Shrewsbury 24 campaigners win ‘momentous victory’......

Shrewsbury 24 picket campaigners have won a “momentous victory” by winning the right to a judicial review of their cases.  Click here to read more.

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The Palestinian People’s Call to International Solidarity......

Join the Struggle Against Trump’s Deal of the Century on Wed, December 12, 2018 7:00 – 8:30pm public meeting at Hamilton House.  Click here for more information.

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Housing Summit – Safe, Secure Homes for All......

8 December 2018 11:00am–5:00pm – Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London, WC1H 9BD

UNISON members, activists and branches are encouraged to attend, particularly members working in social housing and those struggling to find homes they can afford.  Click here to read more.

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Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) National Seminar......

11 December 2018 10:30am–4:30pm at UNISON Centre – 130 Euston Road, London. 

The union is holding our annual seminar for all LGPS Board members, branches officers, activists and members on the governance and economics of the LGPS. There are major reforms being implemented England, Wales and Scotland and these will be discussed across the day.  Click here to read more and register.

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There for You winter fuel grants......

UNISON’s welfare charity There for You is once again making grants available to help low paid members meet winter fuel bills – applications need to be made by 15 February.  Click here to read more.

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Four million British workers live in poverty, charity says......

Number of workers entering poverty rising faster than employment… click here to read more.

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