UNISON University of Leeds

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Branch News Roundup – week 20

We hope you and yours are well; it has now been 20 weeks since the majority of us began working from home. Here are some updates from your UNISON branch which we hope are helpful. As always, if you have any questions or issues you’d like to raise with us, or you would...

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Branch Weekly Update

Here is a round-up of the news we have for you this week. As always, if you are a member, please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns about anything happening in your place of work by contacting us at: unison@leeds.ac.ukRETURN TO CAMPUSWhen you return to...

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Latest Branch Update

We’re at the beginning of week 19 of working from home and we hope all of you are coping well.  Remember, if you have any problems or concerns or would just like to speak to someone, please do contact us. We’re happy to help and offer support. As usual, here...

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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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