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Not one day more

DEMO: Not One Day More! Get your tickets now (26/06/17)

Not One Day More – Leeds TUC
transport to National #ToriesOUT
Demonstration Saturday 1 July

The Coach will leave at 7am from West Yorkshire Playhouse, Playhouse Square Leeds, LS2 7UP and return for approx 10.00 pm.

We will arrive in London around 12.00pm and depart 5pm (meet at Tate Britain Millbank ,Westminster, London SW1P 4RG 4.45pm).

The Election result represents a rejection of Tory policies. They know they have no mandate; already the Government has suggested they may have to ease their austerity plans because of huge opposition.

We need to make sure the full force of that opposition is felt. If we continue to mobilise in huge numbers we can deepen the crisis for the Conservatives and force big concessions on the NHS, education, housing and jobs.

There is already talk of another General Election in the next few months which would likely see the Tories lose further support and be unable to form a Government.

Protests have sprung up across the country and there are many more planned in the next few days.  We're supporting all actions and events against Theresa May's attempt at forming a Government.

On Saturday 1 July we want to invite everyone - from campaigns and community groups all over the country, from the trade unions, from political parties, and any individual - to come together in one massive show of strength.

We're marching against another 5 years of a Tory Government committed to austerity, cuts and privatisation. And we're marching for a decent health service, education system, housing, jobs and living standards for all. Join us, bring your friends and spread the word.

Go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/not-one-day-more-leeds-tuc-transport-to-national-toriesout-demonstration-tickets-35633828741?aff=es2
to book your ticket. 

Tickets cost £11.21 (waged) and £5.90 (austerity rate).  NB The tickets are selling fast!



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Coach to Durham Miners Gala: 8th July 2017 (26/06/17)

We've got a coach organised for this years Durham Miners Gala. If you would like to go contact the branch here...

Find out more about the gala here www.durhamminers.org


Would you like to volunteer at Latitude festival? (07/06/17)
Get help with school uniform costs - deadline 21 July 2017 (23/05/17)

School uniform grant 2017

School Uniform Grant - Application form pdf
School Uniform Grant - Questions & Answers pdf

If you have any problem with filling in the form please don't hesitate to get in touch with the branch


Home Insurance offer for members - £50 Love2Shop Reward (15/05/17)

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Buy a UIA Home Insurance policy online and
you will receive a £50 Love2shop Reward

UNISON members - our great value Home Insurance just got even better. When you buy a Home Insurance policy from us online, you’ll be eligible to receive a £50 Love2shop Reward. Love2shop Rewards are accepted online at many restaurants, attractions and shops such as John Lewis and Argos. Visit www.unisoninsurance.co.uk to get a quote!

With a UNISON Insurance policy, you’ll get all of these great benefits as standard:

  • Interest-free monthly payments
  • Up to £1million Buildings and £75,000 Contents Cover
  • 20% combined discount if you purchase a combined Buildings and Contents policy
  • New for old replacement^
  • No administration fees to amend your policy
  • Accidental damage to computers, TV and games consoles

You can also add low cost additional extras to your policy:

  • Home Emergency Cover
  • Personal Possessions Cover
  • Legal and Identity Theft Cover
  • Bicycle Cover

We aim to provide you with high quality levels of service

  • We are rated 9/10 on Trustpilot
  • 98% of our customers would recommend us*
  • 100% UK-based call centres
  • A dedicated, highly experienced Claims Team

Did you know we can also provide you with Travel and Pet Insurance?
Visit www.unisoninsurance.co.uk for more information.

^^To be eligible for this promotion, you need to purchase a new UIA Home Insurance policy online through our website. This promotion is not available to customers who purchase their insurance offline i.e. over the telephone. Full terms and conditions can be found by visiting UIA Terms and Conditions.

*Research carried out by UIA (Insurance) Ltd, March 2017
^Except clothing and household linen

UIA Mutual is a trading name of UIA (Insurance) Ltd. UIA Travel and Pet Insurance are provided by third parties, see UIA Terms and Conditions for details. UNISON is an Introducer Appointed Representative of UIA (Insurance) Ltd and UIA (Insurance Services) Ltd. UIA (Insurance) Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. UIA (Insurance Services) Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


Foundation update (May 2017)
International Workers Memorial Day - April 28th



Leeds TUC May Day March & Rally (10/04/17)

May Day


What's happening to Exit Payment in the public sector? (04/04/17)

What’s happening to Exit Payments in the public sector?
March 2017 update

As part of its wider attack on the funding of public services and public sector workers, the Government has introduced a set of punitive ‘reforms’ to exit payments – including redundancy payments. The framework for these proposals has been outlined in previous updates (February briefing in eFocus and the March and September 2016 briefings for members and branches) and is outlined again in detail the bulletin here pdf



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