Here's our weekly update. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org: Lockdown Update – The three campus trade unions are still in discussions with the University about which staff should be classed as...
UNISON is deeply concerned that the management of the University appears currently to be prioritising who it can keep on campus rather than following the central tenet of the lockdown imposed by national government on Monday, 4th January, which was that everyone...
Here are our latest branch updates: • Lockdown – we hope you've had time to read the email we sent to all members last week regarding the lockdown measures for the University of Leeds. Government guidance was also received last week and further announcements have been...
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.