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Did you know that immediately apply for an introductory loan of up to £2000 repayable over a term of up to 60 months

OXFORDSHIRE CREDIT UNION PAYROLL DEDUCTION SCHEMES OXFORDSHIRE CREDIT UNION already run payroll deduction schemes through the employers listed below and are in discussions with other Oxfordshire employers.Oxford Bus CompanyOxford University Hospitals NHS TrustOxford City CouncilSouth Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council Employees who can pay to their credit union account by a payroll deduction can immediately apply for an introductory loan of up to £2000 repayable over a term of up to 60 months Payroll deduction also makes saving easy through our range of savings accounts to help you budget for Xmas, Eid, Diwali, holidays or any other special occasion.

Call now Call 01865 777 757 to start saving today...Information for employers If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to save money by payroll deduction, or would like to offer your employees access to secure savings accounts and low cost loans, please contact us.

Is today your day to join Oxford Credit Union

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About membership of OCU Anyone who lives or works within the county of Oxfordshire can join OCU.  And even if you move away from Oxfordshire you can still remain a member. All you need to do when you join is to start saving a regular amount each month.  If you would like to join us and start saving, please call 01865 777 757 or download an application form.  We make a £2 charge for joining which will be deducted from your first payment. We have an annual charge of £5 for managing your account, we waive this fee if the balance in your account is more than £50 or if you are making regular savings. Download a membership application form. In order to comply with anti-money-laundering regulations we will need to see proof of ID and address.  You can send us a photocopy of a driving licence, passport or birth certificate.Payroll deductions:   Members who work in Oxford University Hospital Trust, the Oxford Bus Company, Unipart, Oxford City Council, West Oxfordshire District Council, Vale o…

Oxfordshire Branches Survey: LG Reorganisation

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You will probably have seen in recent weeks campaign materials for “One Oxfordshire”, a proposal for local government reorganisation initiated by Oxfordshire County Council. You may also have seen counter proposals, particularly if you live or work in Oxford City or Cherwell which are opposed to the plan. The One Oxfordshire proposals would mean a single unitary authority covering the whole of Oxfordshire responsible for all the services currently provided by District and County Councils. The Government will have the final say on the proposals and we don’t yet know what it will decide but UNISON wants to know your concerns and priorities so that we are ready to support our members interests once the decision is announced. Any changes, whether it is a single unitary authority or unitary authorities based on existing district council boundaries or some other formulation, is bound to impact on our members who are directly employed by a local authority but also those whose jobs are linked…

How you can help tackle ill health at work

How you can help tackle ill health at work
Many health conditions are caused or made worse by work. The priorities for HSE are to reduce:lung diseasestressinjuries to backs, necks, shoulders and arms We need you to play your part too. Tell us about:what you are doing in your workplace? any ideas you have to reduce these health problems at work Find out more about what we are doing on our health and work web pages

The “Hands off Oxford City” campaign

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The “Hands off Oxford City” campaign we supported in response to community and staff concerns has been hugely successful and achieved more than 10,000 signatures to the petition against the proposals. This is a huge vote of confidence in the City Council and the other District Councils and we are proud of the public and staff support. If you would like to help further, please consider contacting your MP:Rt Hon Andrew Smith MP, Member of Parliament for Oxford EastNicola Blackwood MP, Member of Parliament for Oxford West and AbingdonJohn Howell MP, Member of Parliament for HenleyVictoria Prentis MP, Member of Parliament for North OxfordshireRt Hon Edward Vaizey MP, Member of Parliament for Didcot and WantageRobert Courts MP, Member of Parliament for Witney and West Oxfordshire Finally, Oxford City Branch Of UNISON would like to take this opportunity to again say a huge thank you to you all for your support for the campaign. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind everybod…
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14 MARCH 2017£178,000 compensation won for seven members UNISON wins payout for unfairly dismissed drug treatment staff A group of workers who supported adults with addiction issues in the North West have won a court victory after a private company left them jobless, thanks to support from UNISON.

The seven members received £178,000 compensation after UNISON took Arch Initiatives to an employment tribunal when the company refused to take on the staff, whose jobs were transferred from the Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust, arguing that the jobs changed and TUPE regulations did not apply.

One of those who lost their jobs without even receiving redundancy pay was Denise Holcroft who said:  “There’s never a good time to be told you’re out of a job, but this was so stressful. I couldn’t pay my bills and had to take what work I could just to cover my mortgage.”

All eyes on the metro mayors from UNISON U digital

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The balance of power in English politics will be shifting ever so slightly this year – away from Whitehall and Westminster towards the regions, in the form of the first tranche of directly elected “metro mayors”. On 4 May, the public will elect mayors in six city-regions: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Sheffield City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England. These mayors will exercise a significant amount of power over areas such as housing, transport and even health. And that’s why UNISON has been working hard to ensure that public services are at the forefront of people’s minds during the mayoral elections. With the support of the general political fund, regions have been promoting the union’s Public Service Champions campaign, and encouraging people to vote for candidates who are prepared to support and protect public services. James Anthony, who chairs the union’s general political fund, says: “While the mayors have diffe…