UNISON University of Leeds

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Branch News Roundup

Here are the latest branch updates: Biggest HE branch – did you know that your Branch is now the largest HE Branch in the country?  Thank you to everyone who has helped recruit new members over the last seven years. Strike Ballot (UoL and LAU only) – the strike...

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Branch Response to University’s Final Offer

Dear Member, You are likely to have seen the announcement on the University’s website: https://forstaff.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/7431/pay_2021-22_final_offer_presented It is unfortunate that this has become an annual ritual: the University putting out a statement like...

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Branch News Roundup

Please see our latest branch updates below: UNISON Strike ballot (UoL and LAU ONLY) - thanks to everyone who has voted and emailed to let us know.  If you haven’t told us you’ve voted, please contact us at unison@leeds.ac.uk. We’re at the end of the second week of the...

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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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