Thursday 2 February 2023
Wednesday 22 December 2021
Monday 20 December 2021
For a start, unions stopped child labour. Unionised workplaces are safer, with 50% fewer accidents. Every year unions train 10,000 safety reps. Union members earn, on average, 12.5 per cent more than non-members. They have better job security and stay in their jobs for an average of five years longer than non-members. Unionised workplaces have higher productivity and fewer industrial tribunals.
Apart from that, though, trade unions have only gained us paid holidays, maternity and paternity leave, paid sick leave, equal pay legislation, pensions, and workplace anti-discrimination laws. Oh, and the weekend. It was unions that fought for a five-day working week.
And, of course, furlough was a result of unions negotiating with the government. We’ve all benefited by keeping the economy afloat.
The good news is that trade union membership is rising – with a net increase of 200,000 over the past three years. If you want to join a union, click here to join UNISON today.
Friday 28 May 2021
Wednesday 10 February 2021
Monday 10 August 2020
Today Oxford City Branch of UNISON has started rolling our face masks to our members who are having to go out every day delivering essential key services.
Made from a polyester spandex stretch material our tests have found that their flexibility is helping our members stay safe when delivering their key services.
If you would like one please talk to your local steward or email email@example.com
Your see our stewards have been testing out there flexibility
Friday 7 February 2020
- Online at MyUNISON on the UK site by clicking here.
- Email the branch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- By phone…
01865 25 3892
(08.30 – 16.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.30 to 15.00 on Fridays.
Or UNISONdirect 0800 0 857 857
Or freephone textphone 0800 0 967 968
Lines are open 6am-midnight Monday-Friday and 9am-4pm Saturdays
Thursday 21 March 2019
Sunday 30 December 2018
UNISON have an online KNOWLEDGE BASE which has a great deal of information about your rights at work and commonly asked questions.
Wednesday 24 January 2018
Friday 5 January 2018
Help your colleagues and other members becoming a UNISON rep or workplace contact.
Being a UNISON workplace rep gives you the opportunity to:
- make a positive difference to people’s work lives
- learn new skills and meet new people
- help create a fairer society
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