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UNISON Branch meeting + Christmas lunch, Wed 13 December, 12 noon, Nuffield G13

Your next UNISON branch meeting will take place on Wednesday, 13 December, at 12 noon in Nuffield G13. We will have a buffet lunch with Christmassy fare. There will also be motions on pay and the university's new Dubai campus.


Sign Labour Party's petition to pause and fix Universal Credit

40,000 children will wake up in poverty on Christmas Day because the Tories refuse to pause and fix Universal Credit. Despite many working hard throughout the year, thousands of families will not be receiving their Universal Credit payments in time for Christmas, pushing the poorest families further into debt, poverty and at risk of eviction.

The Tories have no answers and have continuously failed working families. That's why it's important to make sure people know the truth about Universal Credit. 

Share the video today and sign the petition here.


Recruit a Friend and get a £10 gift voucher every time – perfect in the run up to Christmas!

Did you know every time you sign up a friend to UNISON you get £10 voucher which you can spend in loads of shops in Birmingham? Your friend gets a voucher too. Just write your name on top of their membership application form.

Download the application form here.


Open Day leafleting

UNISON and UCU members leafleted the last University Open Day in October, giving out a positive message about support staff and calling for a decent pay rise. We all had a great time and had lots of nice compliments and feedback from potential applicants and their families.

You can download the leaflet and postcard we gave out below:

Open Day pay leaflet

Open Day postcard

 

Unison leafletting the Open Day

Unison leafletting the Open Day

 

Unison and UCU joining forces at the Open Day

Unison and UCU joining forces at the Open Day


New branch newsletter out now

Click below to download the latest branch newsletter. It features articles on a worrying CAL performance management scheme, pay campaigning, a health and safety update, car parking charges, and a 'Confessions of a temp' column.

You should also have a received a printed copy of the newsletter in the internal post, but please contact any of the branch committee if you would like extra copies for a colleague.

Download the newsletter here