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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

UNISON MEMBER LEARNING COURSES 2020

 Member Learning courses taking place between January-March 2020

Autism Awareness (Open University) 5 February 2020

(Apply by: Monday, 6 January 2020)

Non Residential at UNISON Regional Centre Leeds

Cost to Branch: FREE

Mental Health Awareness (Open University) – 7 February 2020

(Apply by: Monday, 6 January 2020)

Non Residential at UNISON Regional Centre Leeds

Cost to Branch: FREE

Dyslexia in the Workplace New – 25 February, 2020

(Apply by: Friday, 24 January 2020)

Non Residential at UNISON Regional Centre Leeds

Cost to Branch: FREE

Neurodiversity in the Workplace New – 26 February, 2020

(Apply by: Friday, 24 January 2020)

Non Residential at UNISON Regional Centre Leeds

Cost to Branch: FREE

Building Confidence in Women – 7, 8 March 2020

(Apply by: Friday, 7 February 2020)

UNISON Regional Centre Leeds, with 1 night residential at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Leeds

Confidence Building (Power to be You) – 19 March 2020

(Apply by: Friday, 21 February 2020)

Non Residential at UNISON Regional Centre Leeds

Cost to Branch: FREE

Pre-Retirement Workshop – 31 March 2020

(Apply by: Friday, 28 February 2020)

Non Residential at UNISON Regional Centre Leeds

Cost to Branch: FREE

To Apply

  1. Please complete a application form which can be downloaded from our website at:-    http://www.unison-yorks.org.uk/education.html  and return your completed application form to your branch for approval.

 If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  My direct line is 0113 218 2330.

Tanya Shearer

Education Administrator

UNISON Yorkshire and Humberside

 

 

 

SUPPORT FOR UNISON SHEFFIELD COLLEGE STRIKE

Sheffield TUC supports

UNISON receptionists/switchboard operators

on strike at Sheffield College

6 strike days planned, starting Monday 25th November

Sheffield TUC stands by these 6 UNISON members taking strike action tomorrow against a forced change to their contracts which could leave them hundreds of pounds worse off a year – or threatened with the sack.

Martin Mayer, Secretary of Sheffield Trade Union Council said “We are appalled that Sheffield College is forcing these low-paid, mainly women workers to start working on a rota across all four college campuses in the city without extra pay or travel expenses. This will cause significant hardship e.g. with childcare and extra travel costs.”

UNISON has tried to negotiate a solution with Sheffield College management and has even offered mediation via ACAS, but management has refused.

Martin Mayer said “We support our UNISON members taking strike action against bully-boy management at Sheffield College. We demand that Sheffield College stop punishing these low paid staff whose earnings will in effect fall below the living wage because of additional travel costs.

There will be a UNISON picket line tomorrow, Monday 25 November, outside the City Campus on Granville Road from 7.30 am.

Further strike days are planned for 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11 December

Messages of support can be sent to the strikers via Robin Symonds, UNISON Regional Organiser via email to: R.Symonds@unison.co.uk

Martin Mayer is Secretary Sheffield TUC. He can be contacted on 0776 107 8482

SHEFFIELD TRADES COUNCIL: DIARY OF EVENTS

Thursday 28th November UCU Strike Rally

12:30pm City Hall steps, Barkers Pool. Both University of Sheffield and Hallam University lecturers are out on strike. This is a national strike on pay and conditions plus a local dispute at Hallam University on workload and stress issues. They need you support. Please bring your banners.

 

Friday 29th November #YouthStrike4Climate march and rally

Assemble Devonshire Green 1130am. Depart for city centre march 1230hrs. Rally on City Hall steps Barkers Pool 1pm -3pm. Many young students will be speaking about the climate emergency plus guest speakers including UCU strikers. Trade unions and adults from all walks of life are invited to join the demo and rally.

 

Friday 29th November Sister4Kashmir conference

2pm Town Hall. Invite only event

 

Saturday 30th November Solidarity with Palestine rally

12 noon till 1pm outside Sheffield Town Hall. The US administration this week announced it recognises as legal the illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian soil, overturning the international UN consensus on the issue. This has huge implications for the battle for justice in the Middle East. Organised by Sheffield Palestine Solidarity Campaign

 

Saturday 30th November “Die-in for Kashmir” protest v India’s martial law in Kashmir

2pm till 3pm Barkers Pool

 

Tuesday 3rd December STOP TRUMP AND HIS RACIST FRIENDS Sheffield rally

5pm Outside Town Hall. Organised by Sheffield Stand Up to Racism

“Kick out the Tories! Impeach Trump! Reject Farage!” Trump is coming to London in December for the NATO Heads of State summit, and on Tuesday 3 December the Queen will be hosting a reception for him at Buckingham Palace. Stand Up to Racism are taking to the streets that evening, in London and all-round the country, to protest against the far-right politics of The Tories, Trump and Farage. 

Join and share the Facebook event page here    Flyer attached.
Download PDF leaflets for the London demo, and a template for protests around the country, here

 

Tuesday 3rd December Kashmir and Palestine Hustings

7pm ISRAAC Centre (Somali Community Association) 54, Cemetery Road S11 8FP

 

Wednesday 4th December “The Nation’s Health and the NHS under the next GovernmentGENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS MEETING organised by Sheffield Save Our NHS

7pm Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St Sheffield S1 2JB. 

We have invited the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and the Brexit Party. More Details to come closer to the event.

If you would like to ask a question, please send to us by return email before 6pm Monday 2nd December to teamssonhs@gmail.com

Join and share the Facebook event page here
Download PDF leaflets for the London demo, and a template for protests around the country, 
here

 

Saturday 7th December  General Election market stall event

11pm till 1pm outside Town Hall. Organised by Sheffield TUC in conjunction with Sheffield Peoples Assembly. Other campaigns also to be invited. Sheffield TUC will be handing out its General Election leaflet highlighting main points from Labour manifesto. Other campaigns invited e.g. Stop and Scrap Universal Credit, Sheffield Save Our NHS etc.

Saturday 7th December Miners’ Strike Filming Day.

10am–4pm NUM Barnsley, 2 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley S70 2LS

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign are inviting striking miners, their wives, partners, families, friends and anyone who supported them, to come and speak on camera about their favourite stories – sad, funny, inspiring, or anything they wish to share from the time.

People will be able to browse the NUM banner collection in the Miners Hall and see images from artist Darren Coffield’s Ashes and Diamonds exhibition. Tea and Coffee will be provided.

All welcome

https://otjc.org.uk/miners-strike-filming-day-7th-december/

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

24 February, 2 March, 9 March 2020 (Apply by 24 January 2020)

This TUC 3 day course is for UNISON reps who want to develop a better understanding of mental health in general and increase their awareness of how the workplace can affect mental health plus gain some practical skills for dealing with mental health related issues.

Non Residential at East Riding College, Hull

Cost to Branch: £75 per delegate

Not a rep? Why not get involved in your Branch?

UNISON mental health stories

GENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS MEETING

Wednesday, 4 December, 7pm, Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St, S1 2JB

“The Nation’s Health and the NHS under the next GovernmentGENERAL ELECTION HUSTINGS MEETING organised by Sheffield Save Our NHS.

We have invited the Conservative Party, the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and the Brexit Party. More Details to come closer to the event.

If you would like to ask a question, please send to us by return email before 6pm Monday 2nd December to teamssonhs@gmail.com