This Bristol Branch website covers members in local government, voluntary and community sectors.
The next Branch Committee will be held on :
Wednesday 18 October 4.30 - 6.00pm Create Centre Hotwells
Register your Attendance/Apologises
COMPLETE DATES FOR ALL BRANCH COMMITTEE AND AGM 2018 - * Note change of venue and time to the December Meeting
All meetings held in the TU Safety Office in the Corn Exchange starting at 1.30pm and usual finishing by 3.30pm
No meeting in December
Join - become a Retired Member
Now that you've retired you can still have access to our range of benefits and deals and play an active part in your union by becoming a retired member.
Please complete the application form and send it back along with payment to the Bristol Unison.
The next Retired member meeting will take place on
Wednesday 25 October 2017
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Unison Regional Office, Vintry Building, Wine Street, Bristol BS1 2DB
To register your attendance or send you apologises for this meeting then click here
The Branch will be running a morning training session around discrimination claims on
Wednesday 1 November, the session will run from 9:30-12:30pm at the Create Centre, Hotwells BS1 6XN.
Making Equalities Central to Your Practice
7 November 2017
Bristol / Exeter / Taunton
BULLYING & HARASSMENT TRAINING CHANGE OF DATE / LOCATION DATE SET
The course is now scheduled to run on Wednesday 6 December Exeter
Below is a brief description of what the course will cover:
What will I learn:
- To define and recognise bullying
- To understand how legislation applies to workplace bullying
- To develop a workplace policy on bullying at work
- To understand how bullying affects both the individual as well as the wider workplace culture
The course will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm
Bristol UNISON is holding an election for the position of branch secretary. There are two candidates, Jane Carter and Tom Merchant. Members can use the online ballot form below. The ballot closes at 12:00 noon on 20th February. The result will be announced at the AGM.
The news this month is dominated by the council’s announcement of major cuts in funding which will impact on local services and our members in the branch's main employer. Despite this significant setback, UNISON will continue to fight to defend our members’ employment and rights. We are making good progress in organising members in the voluntary and community sector and have strong presence in Bristol City Council. Now, more than ever we need workplace reps to support members and help build a stronger union. Contact the branch office if you can help.
Black History Trail, Bristol
16 August 2015
To commemorate the national anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, UNISON South West Regional Black Members committee invite you to take a walk through Bristol’s historical sites, tracing its major involvement in the trade in African life, the lasting legacies and explore some of the African influences found around the city.
This year we will also incorporate the Black American GI solders influence within the local land marks of central Bristol.
The Walking Tour will start at 10.30am in Queens Square.
With Dr Edson Burton – Bristol poet, playwright, historian and academic.
A tour of the city and its harbour with breaks at important sites.
The walk is followed by a Barbeque at St Agnes Lodge, Thomas Street.
The Tour and Barbeque are open to all UNISON members and their families for free.
However, we are asking for a donation of £5 for non members and their families.
Places on the walking tour are limited, so book your place now
Telephone: Georgia Ramsay on 0117 9036999 or
Sharon Foster on 0117 9222287
Please book quickly to ensure your place.
The European Court has recently ruled in a UNISON case that workers ought not to suffer financially when they take annual leave. This means that if you receive any of the above payments or any other additional payments when you are at work (other than expenses) but do not receive them for periods when you are on holiday, you may be able to claim back pay in respect of non-payment of these additional sums.
For more information and details of how to claim, please visit the UNISON South West web site. Please send the form into the branch office.
UNISON is a Trade Union that acknowledges that services need to change and develop to meet the needs of the community within the Local Authority, at this present time of austerity all services on offer need to be ‘good value for money’ and perform well. UNISON also acknowledges it is prudent and necessary to protect future budgets by careful planning.
The above values lead UNISON to question the changes of the service provision at The Bush Residential as presented within this plan. Detailed within the draft plan BCC has made a prediction that the number of children with additional needs will rise over the coming years. A reduction in the number of beds at the Bush may cause other budgets to be put under pressure in the future, as families may be unable to sustain family life due to the unavailability of a residential short break service.
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