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Welcome to UNISON, our Trade Union. We support and protect almost 1.3 million working people and offer a huge range of benefits to our members. We represent over 5,500 members in the Hull City Branch of UNISON and those employees engaged in delivering public services allied to the Council, in addition we have members in Further Education Colleges and the Community and Voluntary Sector within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Get help with cost of school uniforms: Closing date 19 July 2019 (13/5/19)

UNISON Welfare

Families living on low incomes with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard.

But it’s not all bad news – help IS available. The union’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a limited fund to help members on low incomes towards the costs of school uniform through a one-off payment of £40.

The process is very similar to previous years and an amount of money has been ring-fenced to support this initiative. However, once it’s gone it’s gone!

So don’t miss out. Apply early and send your form and supporting paperwork in as soon as possible. All the information you need can be found below. Alternatively, contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857 for a form to be sent to you.

Completed applications need to be sent to There for You, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY by Friday 19 July 2019 at the latest.

National Executive Council - 2019-2021 Elections (April 2019)

The candidates that Hull City Branch of UNISON has nominated are as follows:
1. VICKY PERRIN – YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE FEMALE SEAT.
2. GRETA HOLMES – YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE FEMALE SEAT.
3. ANDREA EGAN – LOCAL GOVERNMENT FEMALE SEAT.
4. PAUL HOLMES – LOCAL GOVERNMENT MALE SEAT.
5. DIANA LEACH – LOCAL GOVERNMENT GENERAL SEAT.
6. JANE DOOLAN – LOCAL GOVERNMENT FEMALE SEAT.
7. TONY WRIGHT – YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE MALE SEAT.
8. SONIA STEWART – BLACK MEMBERS FEMALE SEAT.
9. HUGO PIERRE – BLACK MEMBERS MALE SEAT.

Dear Colleagues

The ballots are due to take place for contested seats on the National Executive Council elections for 2019-21 and below is listed the timetable for your information.

ENTITLEMENT TO VOTE
All eligible members who are included on our membership system three months before the date the ballot papers are sent out will be entitled to vote in the appropriate election. Members who are not on the membership system on the date set out in the timetable will not be entitled to vote.

BALLOT PAPERS
Ballot papers will be sent to members’ home or other notified address. Members will be provided with a prepaid envelope for the return of the ballot paper to the Independent Scrutineer. All voting will be by post. The despatch of ballot papers to individual members will begin on 15 April 2019. Where members have previously requested (via the RMS) materials in a special format e.g. in large print, they will automatically receive the ballot pack in that format. Any additional requests should be made to the ballot helpline.

BALLOT HELPLINE
If individual members have not received a paper by 29 April 2019 then they should contact the ballot helpline operated by UNISON Direct on the following telephone number: 0800 0857 857.

Members with hearing difficulties can use text phone 0800 0967 968.

Members should try to have their membership number to hand when telephoning.

The latest point at which members can request a ballot paper is 12 noon on 14 May 2019.
Please note that the ballot helpline can only deal with queries from individual members. If branches believe there is a wide-scale problem with receipt of ballot papers amongst their members (for instance if whole departments or geographical areas have not received ballot papers) then the branch should contact their regional office.

CLOSE OF BALLOT AND RESULT
The deadline for receipt of ballot papers by the Independent Scrutineer is 5.00 p.m. on Friday 17 May 2019.

The results will be available on 4 June 2019 and the successful candidates will take office at the close of National Delegate Conference 2019.

INDEPENDENT SCRUTINEER AND RETURNING OFFICER
The Scrutineer and Returning Officer for this election is Electoral Reform Services, the contact details for which are: Electoral Reform Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. Email unison@electoralreform.co.uk Fax 020 8365 7013. Tel. 0208 365 8909.

COMPLAINTS
Any complaint about the conduct or fairness of this election must be received no later than 5.00 p.m. on 24 May 2019. Complaints must be in writing and should enclose any supporting documentation. Complaints should be sent to Electoral Reform Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. Email unison@electoralreform.co.uk Fax 020 8365 7013.

QUERIES
Any query regarding this information or this election should be directed to the Member Liaison Unit at the UNISON Centre. Telephone 0207 121 5399. Email elections@unison.co.uk


Branch Officer and Auditor vacancies (12/04/19)

Branch Officer – Life Long Learning Co-Ordinator

Branch Officer – Vice Chair

Auditors (2)

Any questions please contact the branch office.

AGM 2019: Dates and Final Agenda (27/02/19)

Hull City UNISON AGM 2019

1) Tuesday 12 March 2019 from 12.00 noon till 1.00 pm.
2) Thursday 14 March 2019 from 4.30 pm till 5.30 pm – extra meeting 7.30 pm till 8.30 pm (There will be no raffle or buffet at this extra meeting)
3) Tuesday 19 March 2019 from 12.30 to 1.30 pm.
4) Thursday 21 March 2019 from 12.30 to 1.30 pm – extra meeting 7.00 pm till 8.00 pm
(There will be no raffle or buffet at this extra meeting)

You can download the final Agenda here...

 

Latest Disabled Members Regional Newsletter available (05/03/19)
Photos from the successful Engage for Change Festival (26/06/18)

The branch was proud to be a part of the Engage for Change Festival, held on Saturday June 23, hosted by the Hull and District Trades Council.

Engage for Change is all about encouraging participation and demonstrating bottom-up collective action. We aim to show that change can come through unity; that there is an alternative to the politics of hate and condemnation through offering alternatives.

A selection of photos from the festival...

Photos from Engage For Change 2018

2019: The year of young workers

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Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. They need trade unions more than ever. This is why UNISON has voted to make 2019 the year of young workers.

A new suite of resources are available to help you communicate with young workers.

Get active in UNISON

The branch brings you together with other employees who face common issues in the workplace and enable you to get support from the union, work with your colleagues and make your views felt in UNISON. Get active!

If you are a UNISON rep check out our policies section which sets out some of the Councils policies from grievance and disciplinaries to dignity at work.

Hull City UNISON Marching Banner

Hull city Banner

You can find out all about the people and symbols on our marching banner here... pdf

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