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Latest Branch Update

We hope you and your loved ones are all keeping well. Here is this week’s update from us. If any of you have any feedback about these emails, please let us know at unison@leeds.ac.uk. Furlough – Around 600 University of Leeds staff have been furloughed. A further 130...

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Latest Branch Update

We hope that you and your family and friends are still coping well with the lockdown. After the confusion of Sunday’s announcement, hopefully we can give some clarity on what is happening specifically at the University of Leeds. Here’s some news that may be...

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Latest Branch Update

We hope you, your family and friends are well at the end of our seventh week of lockdown. Remember, tomorrow is May Bank Holiday, so we hope that you can enjoy a well-earned break over the long weekend. Here’s some updates from this week: VC’s Email – all University...

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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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