Friday, 22 February 2019

One in four UK employers would not hire someone with a disability

More than seven in 10 disabled workers in the UK have stopped working due to a disability or health condition, new research from charity Leonard Cheshire has found. 
According to a ComRes survey of more than 1,600 disabled adults in the UK, carried out between June and July 2018, 73 per cent had dropped out of work because of their condition. 
In addition, almost one in five (17 per cent) of those that had applied for a job in the past five years reported their job offer was withdrawn by their employer as a result of their disability. 
Attitudinal barriers proved a significant obstacle in preventing the progression of disabled people, the research found. Almost a quarter (24 per cent) of UK employers said they would be less likely to hire someone with a disability, and six in 10 (60 per cent) of those reported concerns that a disabled person would not be able to do the job.


Thursday, 21 February 2019

AGM paperwork


Please click this LINK to download the AGM papers, this includes Agenda, new stewards and officers and report from our finance officer





Saturday, 2 February 2019

UNISON PREPAID PLUS CASHBACK CARD


Introducing the UNISON Prepaid Plus Cashback card – the contactless plastic with added ‘fantastic’

Whether you shop online or in-store, you’ll get the most from your everyday shopping with the UNISON Prepaid Plus Cashback card. You’ll earn between 2.5% and 6% cashback at over 50 major retailers°. Plus, the cashback is unlimited, so there’s no minimum or maximum spend requirement nor any restriction on how much cashback you can earn.

It’s not a credit or debit card – it’s a prepaid card. It works just like a pay-as-you-go card – you top it up with money and you can only spend what you’ve loaded to your prepaid card, so there’s less chance of getting carried away. It’s a handy budgeting tool.

No credit checks – just a small £2.95 monthly admin fee*.





Friday, 1 February 2019

Bad weather is no joke

Bad weather is snow joke for staff trying to get to work.

As ice and snow grips large  parts of the country UNISON has called on employers to show common sense and not force workers make dangerous journeys to work.

Ask UNISON  Click here for advise


Fundraising for Sobell House Hospice Charity

Lewis's Light the Night Oxford page For over 40 years Sobell House has been providing palliative care in Oxford. Having worked a...