HOW TO AVOID GETTING INTO TROUBLE WITH YOUR EMPLOYER ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Nine out of ten of us have a profile on social media, whether it’s on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or your own blog. It can be easy to forget that what you post on these sites can be read by other people – including your employer.

Sheffield Hallam’s social media policy states that “you should consider carefully before posting comments which could be linked to the University that could cause offence, or be viewed as contravening confidentiality”. It also warns employees not to be “inappropriately critical” of the University.

Here are some basic tips to help you avoid getting into trouble at work.

  • Make sure your privacy settings are as secure as you can make it. But bear in mind that one of your contacts could take a screengrab of what you have written, so it’s important to take care with what you say.
  • Be mindful of who you give access to.
  • Don’t make reference to the company that you work for.
  • Don’t post or allow others to post on your profile anything that could be taken as defamatory,  harassing, obscene, libellous or otherwise unlawful or offensive.
  • Don’t post anything that contains personal threats or insults relating to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic, racial, religious or other protected characteristics under equality law.
  • Be careful about what pictures and videos you allow to be posted of you.

FREE SCREENING OF I, DANIEL BLAKE AT CITY CAMPUS

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CLICK HERE FOR FREE TICKET FOR I, DANIEL BLAKE AND FULL DETAILS

Ken Loach’s starkly moving film I, Daniel Blake was a hit with the public and critics alike when it was released in 2016, and recently won a Bafta for Best British Film. It tells the story of Daniel Blake, a joiner who suffers a heart attack and is plunged into the nightmarish and cruel bureaucracy of the UK benefits system.

Now we’re offering a chance to see the film for free, accompanied by insights from one of the stars of the film, Kate Rutter. See an interview with Kate.

Here are the details:

Tuesday 5 April

The Void, Owen Building floor 0

Doors 5pm, film starts 5.30pm

Free but donations to the Trussell Trust welcome

The event is free to UNISON members. Spaces are limited so you must book your place.

PRE-RETIREMENT WORKSHOP

pre-retirement workshopPre-retirement workshops – spaces available

Are you retiring or considering retiring in the next 18 months? Join our workshop and prepare for the next stage of your life.

Learn how to

  • create your own path from the world of work to the world of retirement
  • identify changes in pensions and financial regulations which will affect your retirement decisions
  • identify the long term issues affecting your retirement
  • identify personal and lifestyle actions which will help to improve your retirement
  • start the process of planning for a successful retirement

We have spaces available at the following pre-retirement workshops.

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

Both workshops run from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Leeds.

If you’re interested in attending, please email T.Shearer@unison.co.uk

 

 

 

 

UNISON HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

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Report by Tracey Holland and Lucinda Wakefield

EU CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO REMAIN AFTER BREXIT

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Like all UK universities, at Sheffield Hallam we have many members of staff from across the EU.

Since the referendum last year, there has been a great deal of uncertainty for EU citizens living and working in the UK. We don’t know what the outcomes of the Brexit negotiations will be, but UNISON will continue to campaign for the right of EU citizens to remain here.

In the meantime, we have created a booklet providing practical help to UNISON members whose right to live and work in the UK is dependent on their citizenship of another EU country.

Read our advice here (PDF).

YORKSHIRE MARCH FOR OUR NHS

NHS YORKSHIRE MARCH

 Join UNISON branches from around Yorkshire to march through Leeds to demand proper funding for our NHS.

On the day, we will be meeting outside the Leeds Civic Hall (on Millennium Square) at 11am (a 10-minute walk from the train station) to be at the start of the march at 11:30am. After the march, we will be going for refreshments at one of the many pubs in Leeds.

Find out more here or by following our comrades at the University of Leeds branch on Twitter.