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International Workers’ Memorial Day

We’re approaching International Workers’ Memorial Day, when we remember those people who’ve lost their lives at work. Although this year we won’t be able to attend the kind of event usually held on campus, please join the minute’s silence being held across the world...

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Branch News Roundup

We’re coming up to the Easter break and we hope that you can find time to relax and recuperate over the closure days.  Here are our updates this week: UNISON NEC Elections 2021 – UNISON’s NEC elections take place from 4 – 27 May 2021 and you will receive a...

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International Transgender Day of Visibility

To celebrate the International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV), Cassie Burn, branch rep, has written an informative article, explaining what it’s all about and how to show solidarity with trans people. What is Transgender Day of Visibility? Today is the 12th...

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About us

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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