UNISON University of Leeds

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Strike Fund and Hardship Fund Application Form

Please complete this form by Friday 5 August by 5pm and return it to the branch: unison@leeds.ac.uk or in person to the Branch Office: 7.50 EC Stoner Building. This applies to both strike fund payments and the Hardship Fund. For further details on the Hardship Fund,...

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Hardship Payments for Industrial Action over Pay

Members should read ALL the following sections carefully before making an application for a Hardship Payment as a result of Industrial Action. If further clarification is required please contact the Branch Secretary:  unison@leeds.ac.uk Hardship payments may be...

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There are 2 funds you can apply for: National Strike Pay (NSP) – this is available to all, but you must still applyBranch Hardship Fund (HF) – you have to state you wish to apply Both funds will require you to attach 2 payslips to the form – one from any month showing...

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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.

UNISON Membership

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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