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News

The next Branch Committee will be held on :

Tuesday 21 November Create 4.30 - 6.00pm Create Centre Hotwells

Agenda and papers

 

Furture Committee Dates:

Thursday 14 December 4.30 - 6.00pm Regional Office Vintry House Wine Street Bristol

Agenda Items to the branch office by Thursday 30 November

Thursday 25 January 12.00 - 1.30pm Regional Office Vintry House Wine Street Bristol

Agenda Items to the branch office by Thursday 11 January 2018

The AGM Date has changed to Tuesday 22 February 2018   5.00 - 6.30pm  Unitarian Chapel Brunswick Square Bristol

 

 

 

Paula Sharley UNISON Bristol Branch Health & Safety Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

All meetings held in the TU Safety Office in the Corn Exchange starting at 1.30pm and usual finishing by 3.30pm

 Agenda

To: All Safety Representatives

     Branch Health & Safety Committee meetings are usually held on the Third Wednesday afternoon each month.  New reps are especially welcome!

 

Please find below an agenda for the next safety committee meeting. YOU as a UNISON safety rep are entitled to attend these monthly meetings as part of your statutory times allowance of half a day a week.  This meeting will be held during normal working hours on Wednesday 15th November at 1.30pm (tea and biscuits provided but feel free to bring your lunch) in the TU Safety Office at the Corn Exchange. The meeting should finish by 3pm.

 Bristol Unison Health and Safety Committee

Wednesday 15th November 2017

1:30pm

H&S Offices Corn Exchange

 

AGENDA

  1. Introductions/apologies and previous minutes
  2. Safety Rep forum – your chance to discuss your workplace issues
  3. Training
  4. Report back from other meetings
  5. Accommodation moves info share
  6. Dates for diaries – Branch Committee  Tues 21st Nov  30-6.00 Create Centre    Thurs 14th Dec 4.30-6.00 Vintry Hse
  7. Time recording for Trade Union duties
  8. Future meetings of the UNISON H&S Committee
  9. O.B
  10. Next meeting -    17th January 2018

Paula Sharley  -  Branch H&S Officer

Based at Fishponds Library (alternate Mondays and Saturdays).  Tel: 0117 9038560

               Hillfields Library (Tuesday) Tel: 0117 9038576

Based at TU Safety Office (Wednesday, Thursday, alternate Fridays).  Tel: 0117 9037718

Mobile: 07469400688

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H&S Meeting Dates 2018

No meeting in December 2017

17 January 2018

  

 

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.

 

 South West Retired members newsletter

 

Retired Members Meetings 2018

The next Retired members meeting will be held on Tuesday 23 January 2:00-4:00pm at the Unison Regional Office Vintry House Wine Street Bristol BS1 2BD


This next meeting will include workshop session on Social Media run by Kath Pittman, UNISON Bristol Branch Education Officer. There'll also be time to ask for other training and information opportunities, and an update about the issues in the motion we put together for this year's UNISON Retired Members Annual Conference. Although we weren't able to submit this in time, other motions raised at the conference shared similar issues.

Minutes of October meeting and agenda will be sent nearer the time.

 

Agenda will be sent out mid January.

October Agenda 

Minutes coming soon

Meeting Minutes July 2017

Meeting Minutes April 2017

Meeting minutes January  2017

 

If you are interested in attending any of these courses complete the booking form and return it to theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Unison Branch Education Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 

If you are interested in attending this course complete the booking form and return it to theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UNISON STEWARDS TRAINING DATES  - Bristol 

19,26 January 2, 9 & 16 February 2018

or

13, 20, 27 April 4, 11 May 2018

UNISON Health & Safety Stage 1 - Bristol

26 April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 2018

If you are interested in attending this course complete the booking form and return it to theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Womens Conference - February 2017 Jane Carter 

Black Members Conference - January 2017

Get Active Report - January 2017 Kathleen Pittman

 

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.

Read Jane Carter's election statement

Read Tom Merchant's election statement

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.

Read the newsletter

The next UNISON South West Regional Council meeting is being held on Saturday 3 October 2015, 10.00am – 4.00pm at UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre Filton Road Bristol BS34 8QZ
        
South West regional council
Regional Council brings together branches from across the region three times a year, to discuss campaigns, organisation and the current issues affecting our members across the region.  Future dates are listed below and delegates are elected by each branch.  We try to ensure delegations reflect the diversity of the union and new people are particularly welcomed.
If you would like to attend please let us know at the Branch office by Wednesday 26 August.
 

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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.