Joining UNISON

There are two ways to join UNISON.

  • Complete the application form and return to UNISON, Sheffield Hallam University Branch, STP, Suite 16, Cooper Buildings, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NS.

If you join this way, your subs will be paid through your salary.

If you join this way, your subs will be paid via direct debit.

If you would like to talk to us about joining UNISON at SHU then please contact us.(https://unisonshu.org.uk/contacts/).

If you join UNISON at Sheffield Hallam University, you are adding your voice to that of hundreds of your colleagues. This boosts the credibility and strength of the Branch when we engage in negotiation and consultation with our employer.

THINKING OF RETIRING?

Pre-Retirement Workshops 

Why not attend a True Bearing Charter Pre-Retirement On-Line Workshops.  These workshops are for UNISON members who plan to retire within the next 18 months. 

The dates for this training are: 

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

 This workshop will be run via Teams and will take place from 13.00pm – 15.40pm. 

 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
  • To be eligible you need to have plans to retire within the next 12-18 month as places are limited

Any members wishing to attend please complete the online booking form via the links above. 

THERE FOR YOU (UNISON WELFARE)

Are you suffering financially as a result of coronavirus?

From 16 November, you can apply to our COVID-19 response fund for a grant to help you during this difficult time. We have received generous grants from CHSA and UNISON which enable us to support members who are struggling.  

See the financial assistance section for information.

Online applications will open on 16 November and can be accessed here – make a date in your diary to apply, as we expect this limited fund to be in high demand.

Read the full article here.

UNISON CROYDE BAY 2021: AVAILABILITY AND PRICE

It seems with lockdown many of you are planning and booking your stay for 2021, so here is the 2021 availability fully bookable and at the same prices as regular 2020 rates.

Sold out virtually every night when open this year, so book early to make sure you don’t miss out on your holiday to Croyde!

There is a full no quibble COVID refund policy for any holidays that we cancel and that refund is usually processed within 3 days. We are able to offer a refund on holidays that are cancelled due to local lockdown mandates meaning you cannot leave your home or if you are forced to self isolate due to government instructions, if evidence is provided.

 

 

 

AUTISM AWARENESS ONLINE WORKSHOP – 4 DECEMBER 2020

This online workshop will be delivered by an Open University lecturer and is open to UNISON members and activists.

The general content of the day is as follows:

–          Historical background to autism

–          Characteristics of autism

–          Areas of difficulty

–          Typical behaviours

–          Some strategies for dealing with people with autism

The course is not intended to be about how to manage someone with autism in a setting, but is more of a general introduction with some guidance given.

The dates/times for this training are:

Wednesday 4 December 2020 between 9.30 am and 1.00 pm with a break mid way

This online course is only open to UNISON members.  If any members would like to attend this workshop, please log your interest by completing an online form at:- https://yorks.unison.org.uk/events/autism-awareness-online/

UNISON FREE WILLS SERVICE

UNISON offers a free standard wills service for members and their partners (if doing a mirror will). We also offer reduced rates for members’ complex wills.

The simplest way to obtain your will is to use our bespoke online wills service.

Access UNISON’s free will service

UNISON’s online wills service is very straightforward to use, just complete the online questionnaire. The questionnaire with its online guidance will carefully take you through the process. 

We have also negotiated a low-cost wills service for members and their families.

ONLINE COURSES FOR MEMBERS

Northern College – working differently during COVID-19

Digital short courses running in September.

Start Date End Date Course Name
3 Sept 4 Sept Digital foundations
9 Sept 10 Sept Web Design with WordPress
15 Sept 16 Sept Intro to App Creation
24 Sept 25 Sept Further database

The courses are all delivered remotely and tutor led, running time 9.30 am – 4 pm with hour lunch breaks and lots of ‘away from the screen’ time doing blended learning.

To apply visit Short Courses and select “apply for a course online” and complete the online booking form.

When applying, please remember to select the box saying you are a UNISON Member.

If you have any questions about the course please contact Nicky Straughan at Northern College on Tel: 01226 776000  E-mail: nstraughan@northern.ac.uk, Web: www.northern.ac.uk

Staff Skills Academy

UNISON has formed a partnership with the Staff Skills Academy to give members access to over 550 free online courses, from time priority management to how to manage virtual teams to remote workers’ security. 

All the courses are CPD certified, allowing members to show proof of their learning to their employers.

To request a Staff Skills Academy account, members will need to email learningandorganising@unison.co.uk, quoting “Skills Academy” in the email subject line.

For a list of the courses available view our website at:

 UNISON partners with Staff Skills Academy to give members free online learning

NEURODIVERSITY AWARENESS ON-LINE

22 July 2020

10.00-11.00am

This introductory 1-hour session is aimed at all UNISON members with an interest in Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for autism, dyslexia, ADHD and dyspraxia.  For further information and how to register for this course click here

If you are interested in attending a UNISON course and would like to know more – please contact the Branch Education officer, Linda Wood, for a chat: l.wood@shu.ac.uk