Welcome

Welcome to UNISON’s website for St Anne's Branch. We are here to answer your questions and help you with any issues you may have in your workplace. We are the largest recognised union for St Anne's employees and our team are committed to getting you the best outcome possible. As a campaigning branch you will see us out in workplaces across the borough, supporting local events and organising to secure the rights of all our members.

There For You - Winter Fuel Grants

There For You Winter Fuel Grants - closing date 15 February 2019 (04/12/18)

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

Members living on a low income constantly struggle to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute in the winter when the cost of heating homes rises as the outside temperature falls.

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 cost of their winter fuel bill through a one-off payment of £60.

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 0 857 857 for a form to be sent to you.

Just one more thing: please don’t keep details of this grant a secret. Help us to help even more members and let your work colleagues know that help is at hand – there will be many, worrying about how they will cope this winter.

Completed applications need to be sent to...

There for You,
(WFG) UNISON Centre
130 Euston Road,
London, NW1 2AY

by Friday 15 February 2019 at the latest.

Find out all the details and download the form here...

 

News headlines

Your Branch Needs You!

Representatives are the backbone of UNISON. UNISON St. Anne’s is always looking for new activists and members who will help build the union. The uniqueness of our branch in that we cover the whole of Yorkshire, Humberside and the north east means that we are seeking more representatives to assist in areas where we currently have no cover.

As a workplace representative you can:

  • Talk to, recruit and organise members around workplace issues.
  • Talk to members about workplace problems, advise them and keep them informed of latest developments.
  • Represent members in your workplace.
  • Be involved in how your branch and union is run.

So have a look around you, in your workplace – which of your colleagues and fellow union members would you want fighting your corner? Or perhaps you, yourself, feel you could stand up for your workmates, should the need arise.

We also need workplace contacts who provide the link between branch and members, spreading information and helping to build UNISON in workplaces.

Being a workplace representative is sometimes hard and challenging, but always rewarding. You would receive training and support from the Branch Office and no previous experience is necessary. You would also be entitled to paid time off from work to attend training courses and meetings and to fulfil your union duties.

Please consider contacting us for more information - you would only need to be nominated by two colleagues who are members of the union to be able to get started.

 

Useful links

ACAS 
acas.org.uk 
Aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. Provides up-to-date information, independent advice, high quality training and works with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance

Charities Direct 
caritasdata.co.uk 
Utilises the information on the National Charities Database, the largest charities database of its type in the UK

Charitynet 
charitynet.org 
Online resource bringing together the websites of non-profit organisations and their service providers across the world

Directory of Social Change 
dsc.org.uk 
Independent voice for social change

Joseph Rowntree Foundation 
jrf.org.uk 
UK's largest independent social research and development charity. Supports a wide programme of research and development projects in housing, social care and social policy

Media Trust 
mediatrust.org 
Works to meet the communications needs of the voluntary sector

National Council of Voluntary Organisations 
ncvo-vol.org.uk 
Umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England and includes a wide range of links to member organisations

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations 
scvo.org.uk 
Umbrella body for voluntary organisations in Scotland

SOS Children 
soschildren.org 
SOS Children is the world's largest orphan charity caring directly for over 70,000 children in 123 countries. We support a further one million in the community through social centres and medical centres.

Voicing Our Issues & Struggles 
vois.org.uk 
Taking positive action on social issues which might otherwise not be addressed

 

Become a Retired Member of UNISON

Retired Members

As a UNISON member you benefited from the essential cover that membership of the union gave you. Now that you’ve retired you can still have access to our range of benefits and deals and play an active part in your union by becoming a retired member.

It costs just £15 to become a retired member. This one off payment means you can:

  • participate in UNISON’s democracy
  • have a voice on issues that matter to you
  • benefit from a wide range of exclusive member discounts that can save you and your family money when you are shopping, buying insurance or looking for a holiday.

You qualify to become a retired member if you were a UNISON member continuously for at least two years on the day you retired. Download an application for here...

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