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Drop the Bill - Petition has hit the 100,000 mark

The e-petition on the Goverment website has now reached over 110,000 signatures - but it still needs more!

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UNISON welfares' Octopus Lottery

UNISON welfare relies on UNISON members and branches to help us with fundraising and the Octopus Lottery Monthly prize draw is one of the ways we can do this.

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Next Pension briefing

Thursday 27th October 2pm. Lecture Theatre 2, Clinical School, Addenbrooke's Site

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Pension Ballot - closing date looms

UNISON, along with many other public sector unions, is balloting for industrial action. We are urging you to vote in the ballot and to vote YES.

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Retired members Seminar

The next regional seminar for retired members is being held in Ely, Cambridgeshire

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Join Unison

With more than 1.3 million members working across the public services, being part of UNISON means you have the full weight of the UK's biggest trade union behind you.







Ten Reasons To Join Unison

first

You earn more

Year on year, UNISON wins pay rises for its members. Average earnings are around 8 per cent higher in unionised workplaces.



second

You're more likely to get equal pay

UNISON is campaigning to bring women's pay into line with men's. Workplaces with union recognition are 20 per cent more likely to have an equal opportunities policy.



third

You get more holiday

UNISON has won increased leave for many of its members wherever they work.



fourth

You get more and better training

UNISON provides courses to help you learn new skills, improve existing ones and develop your career. Since 1994 UNISON has won agreements with employers to pay for courses and provide time off for employees to attend them.



fifth

You get more maternity leave or parental leave

If you belong to UNISON, your employer is more likely to have parental leave policies which are more generous than the statutory minimum.



sixth

You're less likely to be injured at work

UNISON health and safety stewards are trained to minimise the risk of workplace injuries and ensure that employers meet their legal obligations.



seventh

If you do get injured at work, you'll get better compensation

UNISON wins millions in legal compensation for people who are injured or become ill at work. Trade unions won £321 million for people who were injured or became ill at work in 2000.



eigth

You're less likely to be discriminated against

UNISON campaigns for tougher laws to make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, disability or sexual orientation. Black and Asian trade unionists earn 32 per cent more than non-unionised colleagues.



ninth

You can help keep our public services public

UNISON campaigns against all forms of privatisation, including PFI and Foundation Hospitals. Where our members have been transferred to the private sector we have won them pay and employment protections.



tenth

You're less likely to be sacked

Trade union members are only half as likely to be sacked as non members.


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