We have just become aware of a recent legal case, which may result in University of Leeds staff being owed hundreds in backpay. If you are a term-time only worker, or know someone who is, please read the following carefully. During a recent legal case bought by...
Here are our updates for this week: Update your details – have you moved house recently? Changed your email address or telephone number? Have you moved jobs within the University? You can check all the details UNISON hold for you and update them at any time by...
Here are our updates for this week: Online Member Meetings – we have two upcoming member meetings next week. Please do come along to hear updates or talk to us about an issue at work. TRINITY MEMBERS – Monday 13 September 12:30 – 1pm Meeting LinkALL MEMBERS...
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.
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.
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.
Don’t wait for a problem – join today.