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Branch News Roundup – 2nd December, 2021

Here are our the latest updates: UoL Strike Ballot – OPENS MONDAY, 6 DECEMBER – next week, you should receive your ballot papers through the post. Please read the following:If you have recently moved or would like to check your address, you can do so by...

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Branch News Roundup – 26th November, 2021

Here are this week’s updates: UoL Strike Ballot – we’re less than two weeks away from the ballot papers being sent out by post. In the meantime, here are some things to think about:There’s still time for you to update your home address details on My...

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Branch News Roundup – 19th November, 2021

Here are the latest branch updates:  UoL Strike Ballot – the postal strike ballot regarding this year’s 1.5% pay award opens in a few weeks (Monday 6 December):Do talk to colleagues in your area about the upcoming ballot and encourage them to vote if they...

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Welcome to University of Leeds UNISON branch.

We negotiate on behalf of our members for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble, and campaign for a safer, fairer University and society. New members and those wanting to get involved are always welcome

UNISON is one of Britain’s biggest union, representing more than 1.3 million members across the UK’s public services.

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Can I access help and advice as soon as I’ve joined UNISON?

Once you’ve joined our Branch, for the first 4 weeks of your membership, you are entitled to up to 30 minutes of advice via email, telephone or face-to-face meeting.  After 4 weeks of membership, you are entitled to the full benefits of UNISON including full representation at formal meetings and legal advice through our Regional Office.

Pre-existing Issues

If you join our Branch with the knowledge that there is already an issue you want to raise with us, or that an incident has already occurred before you joined, you will only be entitled to one 30-minute advice session about this.  This is in line with the UNISON Rule Book, Section K 2 (i) which states: “The member must have been in membership of the union for at least 4 weeks prior to the incident or occurrence that leads to her/him seeking legal assistance from the Union.”.  This rule also applies to those members who have 4 weeks or more of subscription arrears.  Please note, it is the member’s responsibility to ensure subscriptions are paid.

Union membership is not something staff should only have when there is a problem.  All three campus trade unions consult and negotiate policies and procedures on behalf of all staff.  The more members we have, the stronger we are and the more presence we have at the negotiating table. 

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