Get help with school uniform costs this summer with the School Uniform Grant

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Struggling to make ends meet?

Worried about back to school costs?   

Help is on hand

UNISON has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120.

To apply, download the application form pdfSchool Uniform Grant 2019 Application Form or contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857.  Further information is included on the Question and Answer leaflet pdfSchool Uniform Grant 2019 Q and A

Please note the following important information:

  • only complete applications can be processed, so to stand the best chance of successfully qualifying for the grant, it is very important to fill in the form correctly and to send all documents with the application.
  • closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 19 July 2019.

 

Framework - End Violence at Work Signing

Nottingham City UNISON has been in negotiation with Framework Housing Association, one of the largest providers of supported housing and homelessness prevention in the city, who have become the first organisation in Nottingham to sign up to UNISON's 'End Violence at Work charter'.

Violence at work, especially in vital front-line services, is a very real issue and Framework has agreed to work with UNISON to ensure the organisation implements measures to reduce the risk of violence and assault towards its workforce as far as is practical and possible.  Framework has already embedded the 10 standards of the charter into their Violence & Aggression at Work policy and will monitor and liaise with UNISON reps during the regular Staff Council meetings.  This is a very welcome commitment to staff safety and wellbeing and a clear messge to staff, stakeholders and service users that violence is not part of the job and Framework are serious about protecting the people they are responsible for as they carry out their work.  Hopefully Framework will have set the standard and be the first of many employers and organisations across the city to make the commitment to sign up to supporting the campaign to end violence at work.

Pictured are Stephen Acklam (Framework Head of HR), Mick Moreton (UNISON Branch Organiser), Matthew West (UNISON Branch Organiser), Francis Mutero (Nottingham City UNISON member and Framework Support Worker) and Claire Hardwick (Framework Corporate Services Director).

Branch Annual General Meetings

branch-meetings-squareOur latest Newsletter is attached below and includes:-

  • Notice of the AGM's that are taking place on 12, 13,14 and 15 March 2019
  • Draft Agenda for the AGM's
  • Nominations for Branch Officers, Stewards, H&S Reps and ULR's
  • Expressions of interest for delegates to attend the National Delegate and Local Government Conferences in Liverpool in June.Please note the closing date for nominations and expressions of interest in attending the conferences is Monday 11 February 2019.

It would be great if you could come along to one of the meetings.

pdfAGM Newsletter January 2019     pdfAGM Nomination Form

Response to Council Communications Regarding Supreme Court Decision

branch-squareFollowing our success on the increment Freeze Claim, the Council has yet again attempted to blame our members, threatening job losses and cuts to services.

The Joint Trade Union response to the Council can be read here Joint TU Response

Five year legal battle comes to an end - UNISON Success on Increment Freeze claim

branch-squareNottingham City UNISON Branch today was informed that the Supreme Court has refused NCCs application to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal. This is fantastic news for our members who submitted claims and the case will now be remitted back to the tribunal to consider remedy. This is a massive victory that shows the value of trade union membership.

Christina Sanna
Branch Secretary

Stars in our Schools

This week, we are celebrating our schools "unsung heroes" with an event called Stars in Our Schools.  This is a national event from UNISON which is held in schools by the members to celebrate the roles that they carry out in supporting teaching and learning in the places they work. Pictured below is the UNISON Steward for Woodlands Special School, Naseem, along with Christina Sanna, Branch Secretary.

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Nottingham Women's Centre Open Day

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Donna Rebouse and Clare Copeland, Branch Women's Self Organised Group Officers and Christina Sanna, Branch Secretary on the UNISON stall at the Women's Centre Open Day

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