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Welcome to UNISON, our Trade Union. We support and protect almost 1.3 million working people, with over 10,000 members in the Leeds Local Government Branch and offer a huge range of benefits to our members (if you are not already a member join UNISON now). Our branch is run by a committed group of individuals who believe passionately in public services and the public sector ethos.

Campaign for a real Living Wage in Leeds

Living Wage

1. We want Leeds City Council to become a Living Wage Employer

UNISON is campaigning to ensure Leeds City Council workers and all those who are employed to provide the services that the Council commission get paid a Real Living Wage. Currently the Living Wage outside London is £8.75 an hour. We want Leeds City Council to become an accredited Living Wage employer. This will mean that there is a continuing commitment to all its staff to pay at least the Living Wage and that all contracts for commissioned services pay at least the Living Wage.

5 November 2018 is the start of Living Wage week when the new hourly rate for the Living wage will be announced. Please go to www.livingwage.org.uk for more information.
Other councils have already become accredited employers. Birmingham, Cardiff, Calderdale, Edinburgh, Salford and York are some of the councils. We want to help make Leeds a great place to live and work. Let us make November the month that Leeds City Council agrees to being an accredited Living Wage employer.

What can you do to help? see below...

 

2. Contact your local Councillor - in 2 easy steps!

If you live in Leeds - Email, write or speak with your local councillor.  

  1. Go to https://www.writetothem.com put in your post code and the chose write to all your councillors.
  2. We have put together some ideas for a letter which is here.word doc Use this but please add some words of your own as well or leave some bits out. Complete the letter and details and press to send the email to your councillors.

 

News headlines

Yorkshire Filipino Club Event, sponsored by UNISON: Sat 8 June 2019

Yorkshire MAHARLIKA Filipino Club, sponsored by UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside, present Rock On Yorkshire - Uniting Filipinos around Yorkshire and beyond...
on Saturday 8th June 2019 10am - 5pm at Ripon Racecourse.

Filipino Community Rock on Yorkshire Event June 8 2019

Please click on image above to view larger version.

 

Hope Not Hate Seminar: Thurs 13th June, Bradford City Hall (30/05/19)

Hope Not Hate Event

Get help with cost of school uniforms: Closing date 19 July 2019 (13/5/19)

UNISON Welfare

Families living on low incomes with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard.

But it’s not all bad news – help IS available. The union’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a limited fund to help members on low incomes towards the costs of school uniform through a one-off payment of £40.

The process is very similar to previous years and an amount of money has been ring-fenced to support this initiative. However, once it’s gone it’s gone!

So don’t miss out. Apply early and send your form and supporting paperwork in as soon as possible. All the information you need can be found below. Alternatively, contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857 for a form to be sent to you.

Completed applications need to be sent to There for You, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY by Friday 19 July 2019 at the latest.

 

AGM 2019 - Download the papers (18/03/19)
Lifelong Learning opportunites with UNISON (24/01/19)

Leeds UNISON promotes and delivers a wide range of courses and workshops.

Find out more here...


newDownload our new
Lifelong Learning with UNISON booklet


 

Membership Update Form - keep your information up to date (15/10/18)

We are legally required to keep your information up to date.

Please download this update form, fill it out and return to the branch.

 

Legal help Guide 2018 (12/10/18)

A member’s guide to UNISON legal services 2018

This guide is designed to tell you about the Legal Services you and your family may be entitled to (because you are aUNISON member) and how to access them.

Download the Legal Help Guide 2018 here... pdf


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