PRE-RETIREMENT WORKSHOP

Fri 7 December 2018 (Apply by: 5 November 2018)

Non-residential at UNISON Regional Centre, Commerce House, Leeds

This workshop, run by True Bearing Chartered, will make you aware of your choices and aid you in your decision making around retirement.

Is this workshop for me?

If you are retiring imminently or considering retiring within the next 18 months and want to be informed of the issues affecting your retirement you need to plan for your next phase of life.

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

• Create your own route path from the world of work to the world of retirement,

• Identify changes in both 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.

At True Bearing Chartered we can provide you with comprehensive independent financial advice to improve your financial security.

Cost to Branches: £10

If you would like to attend please email unisonadministrator@shu.ac.uk

 

MAKING YOUR VOICE HEARD for women in UNISON

Saturday 10 November 2018

This one day event is ideal for women to build their skills and confidence to be more active in the union and everyday life.

It is an informal event open to all women UNISON members, covering:

  • Confidence & Assertiveness skills
  • How UNISON works
  • Building women’s involvement in UNISON
  • Writing and presenting motions for conferences
  • Everyday negotiating skills
  • Women inspiring Women

To attend – please ask your branch to send a completed education form to: Joanne Turnbull, Commerce House, Wade Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NJ or by e-mail to j.turnbull@unison.co.uk

Cost £25.00 (expenses to be met by branches)

Creche can be provided on request

UNISON AGM 2018

Our AGMs need to be quorate and to achieve this we need you.

Come and hear what the branch has been doing over the last year and where we are going in the future.

This is an opportunity to have your voice heard – and enjoy a free lunch! The meeting can be taken as work time so there’s no need to use up your flexi (lunch is in your own time).

Book your ticket > agm2018  for one of the following events.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WORKSHOP – 17 OCTOBER IN LEEDS

This course is a one day session delivered by an Open University lecturer and is open to UNISON members and activists.

Objectives for the day

  • Understand the main mental health problems that people face
  • Gain an insight into the experience of having mental distress
  • Explore some strategies for promoting good mental health
  • Be able to take a revised awareness to the workplace

What the day covers

  • Mental health issues
  • Perception of mental health
  • Experiencing mental health problems
  • Types of mental health problems (including anxiety, depression, suicide and self harm, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders)
  • Legal considerations
  • What can individuals do
  • Medication and treatment
  • Useful organisations and signposting

If you’re interested in attending, please email t.shearer@unison.co.uk

WOMEN’S TRAINING EVENT – 21 OCTOBER IN LEEDS

 

Are you a Branch Women’s Officer or interested in becoming one?

Come to our one-day Branch Women’s Officer course.

Saturday 21 October

10am–4.30pm

UNISON Regional Office, Commerce House, Wade Lane, Leeds, LS2 8NJ

Cost is £25, payable by your branch.

Contact Jo Turnbull (j.turnbull@unison.co.uk / 0113 218 2322) by Friday 6 October 2017 if you would like to attend.

PRE-RETIREMENT WORKSHOP – 31 OCTOBER IN LEEDS

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

If you’re interested in attending, please email t.shearer@unison.co.uk

FREE SCREENING OF I, DANIEL BLAKE AT CITY CAMPUS

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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.

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.