Friday, 26 July 2019

Universal Credit scams

Citizens Advice Oxford and Oxford City Council are warning Oxford residents against Universal Credit scams that could leave them seriously out of pocket.




If someone asks for your personal details and says they can get you a government grant or a cheap loan for a fee, it's a scam - and you could end up on Universal Credit as a result. For more info, see our joint release with
oxford.gov.uk/news/article/1…
#scamaware

UNISON is proud to be unique among unions in having a dedicated charity, There for You, which supports our members when life gets tough

All UNISON members are eligible for complimentary financial reviews which can take place at home, over the phone or at work so don't take the risk without seeking advice from us if you need our help we are just a click away. 
If you are a member and you are experiencing financial difficulties, whatever the circumstances, There for You can offer you support.
To get help and support just click one of the links below or Check our easy to use benefits calculator to find out if you could be entitled to claim additional benefits.

Financial assistance

Universal credit and other benefits

General advice



UNISON will never be too big or busy to care and support you when ever you need us all you need to do is ask


There for You give vital assistance to people in need in the form of debt advice, listening and support, financial assistance, breaks and holidays, and personal advice.


Thursday, 25 July 2019

The latest attack on local government pension

The latest attack on local government pension rights is the thin end of the wedge. Email your MP now. www.unison.org.uk/defendLGPS





Wednesday, 24 July 2019

UNISON equality survey 2019

You could win a holiday by just completing


Win a holiday AND fight for equality by filling out the 2019 equality survey by 26 August. Go to https://unison.org.uk/eqsurvey2019



Friday, 19 July 2019

PENSIONS: Defend local government pensions

The Government is currently consulting on plans to allow universities and colleges in England to opt out of offering the local government pension scheme (LGPS) to new non- teaching staff.

The proposal would:

  • Create a two-tier workforce with new starters offered inferior pensions;
  • Disproportionately affect women and the lower paid;
  • Threaten the future sustainability of the whole scheme.

This attack on pension rights is the thin end of the wedge – if these proposals are enacted, the Government won’t stop there. It is vital that we take action.

UNISON has set up a campaign website which explains more about the situation and encourages branches and members to take a range of actions.

Please use the following links:

  1. Find out more about the issue – and share our film Take action
  2. Email your MP to defend the LGPS
  3. The consultation closes on 31 July: make your views heard – download template responses via the resources section
  4. Are you in the LGPS? Respond to the government consultation









Thursday, 18 July 2019

Stop Privatisation of Oxford Brookes Catering Staff




Oxford Brookes University is outsourcing its catering staff. From 01 January 2020 over 60 staff will no longer be employed by the university. Workers are worried they will face real reductions to their pay, pensions, terms and conditions. Help support our campaign to keep staff employed by the university by signing our petition.’
We the undersigned call on Oxford Brookes University to revise their current decisions in regard to the provision of catering. In summary we believe that;
1)    Catering services should be provided by Oxford Brookes and contracts should in no circumstances be outsourced to a third party.
2)    That all staff working in catering should enjoy the same benefits, terms and conditions as other Oxford Brookes staff.
3)    Catering staff are a valued and integral part of University life and should be treated with fairness and respect.  
4)    Catering staff should be properly consulted on their employment and their concerns addressed.
Please sign to show your support to this campaign. 

Monday, 15 July 2019

National Table Tennis Day on Thursday, 18th July 2019






In celebration of National Table Tennis Day on Thursday, 18th July 2019, with support partners Oxford City Branch of UNISON, Oxford Table Tennis League, Oxford Community Table Tennis Club and Ping
Oxford and Oxford City Counci is hosting the abovementioned event ! 

Come along and show and / or brush up on your table tennis skills !

The event is open to all staff and members of the public alike, with multiple tables, robot challenge, coaching and
competitions !

Hope to see you on there !



Thursday, 4 July 2019

great read about council estates

When council estates were a dream




Very interesting Read when you have a spare 5 minutes






climate strike protest in Broad Street

Oxford City Council Unison branch joined the very successful   this Friday. Our campaign stall on the Local Government Pension Scheme and ...