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.
Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school costs? Help is on hand.
We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs. You could be eligible for a one-off payment of up to £120.
The closing date for applications is 21 July 2017.
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 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
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
Report by Tracey Holland and Lucinda Wakefield
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.
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.