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Branch News Roundup

Here is our latest Branch News Roundup:Major victory for care workers in Haringey – care workers in Haringey won an important victory for care staff, which could change the way care staff across the country are paid. You can find further details of the UNISON campaign...

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Branch News Roundup – 11th September

Here are some updates and information from us which may be of interest. As always, if you have a problem or concern, you can contact us at unison@leeds.ac.uk: Annual leave and 'carry over' – as you will know, the three campus trade unions submitted a collective...

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Branch News Roundup – 2nd September

Here are the latest branch updates which may be of interest: Annual leave / Quarantine grievance – as mentioned last week, there will be a joint meeting between the University and the three campus unions and we will look at resolving the situation.Parking charges will...

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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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