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.

2019: The year of young workers


Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. They need trade unions more than ever. This is why UNISON has voted to make 2019 the year of young workers.

A new suite of resources are available to help you communicate with young workers.

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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.


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

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 
Utilises the information on the National Charities Database, the largest charities database of its type in the UK

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

Directory of Social Change 
Independent voice for social change

Joseph Rowntree Foundation 
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 
Works to meet the communications needs of the voluntary sector

National Council of Voluntary Organisations 
Umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England and includes a wide range of links to member organisations

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations 
Umbrella body for voluntary organisations in Scotland

SOS Children 
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 
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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