Welcome to the website of the Sheffield Hallam University branch of UNISON.
We represent administrative, professional, technical, clerical and manual staff at Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union. We aim to negotiate better terms and conditions, advise and support members who need help, and campaign for a fairer, safer workplace and society.
As a UNISON branch, we are part of one of Britain’s biggest trade unions, representing workers across all the public services.
On this site you can
- find out more about UNISON
- contact the Branch
- find out how to join UNISON
- read Branch news and information
- connect to other useful websites and sources of information
Come to a special screening of Ken Loach’s award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, provided by Sheffield Trade Union Council.
Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the state. A deeply moving, starkly realistic story of a man thrust into the benefits system after suffering a heart attack.
7pm, Monday 23 January
Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ
Entrance free but donation of £2 welcome to cover cost
In October 2016 over 1,500 people – including Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Alf Dubs – launched a mass movement against racism.
The idea is to build a network of activists within local communities and amongst the trade union movement to combat attempts to divide ordinary people by defending the positive migrant workers play in Britain, support refugees and confront racism, islamophobia and antisemitism.
At our last Branch Committee a motion was passed to
- affiliate to Stand Up to Racism, publicise its initiatives to members in our branch, and to be part of the Sheffield Stand Up to Racism Committee
- send two delegates from our branch (as well as our union banner) to the Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference on 4 February 2017 in London
- support and build the TUC-backed Stand Up to Racism demonstration on 18 March (UN Anti-Racism Day)
With this in mind, the branch is supporting and inviting members to attending the following protest in Sheffield, which is part of a number of protests organised around the country in solidarity with those who will be protesting in America.
No to Trump’s racism
Protest his inauguration
Friday 20 January
Outside Sheffield Town Hall
Threshold for ‘important public services’ takes effect on 1 March; political fund opt-in rules transition period starts on same day read more
The AGM for the Collegiate Campus will be held on Tuesday 28 February.
The AGM for the City Campus will be held on Wednesday 1 March.
Full details to follow shortly.
Save the date – this year’s social will be on Wednesday 7 December at the Millennium Galleries opposite the main entrance at City Campus.
We’ll email you full details soon, but expect free goodies, lunch and fun, as well as a chance to learn more about dealing with restructures and managing sickness absence and stress in the workplace.
More details to follow.
Making a will is important, whatever your age. If you don’t leave a will, the law decides how your possessions are passed on – and it might not be what you had in mind.
But making a will can be an expensive business, typically costing between £150 and £300 with a solicitor.
Luckily, as a UNISON member you and your family are entitled to make a will free of charge. Simply fill in the simple online form and download your will at the end.
Find out more and make your will today.
Register for UNISON’s pre-paid plus cashback card by 19 December 2016, and you could win back the cost of Christmas (calculated by experts to be £796).
Look out for more details when we launch the new card on 16 November.
Research by the Papworth Trust has revealed how propaganda about the NHS swayed disabled voters who didn’t know how many of their protections were from the EU, a Unison conference was told.
The suggestion that the UK could spend the money it sends to Brussels on the NHS was a major reason that many disabled voters backed the call to leave the European Union in June, ‘gambling’ with protections that few realised the EU had guaranteed for them.
Find out more.
Christmas can be overwhelming. With UNISON members already feeling the pinch of rising costs, it’s concerning that consumer debt saw its sharpest spike since 2006 in the run-up to Christmas last year.
But don’t panic. UNISON have compiled a handy five point guide to keeping financially afloat this Christmas. Read more.
Did you know that if you request a reference from your manager at Sheffield Hallam when applying for another job, it might not actually be them that completes it?
And if you are asked for a reference by one of your team members, make sure you follow our HR procedures.
All employer references must be completed by HR, not by members of staff across the University. Personal references are different – see the full guidance on the HR website.