UNISON is the largest public sector trade union in the UK representing 1.3 million members. SWYP UNISON branch is made of members in several different employers. The main employer being South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, however we also represent members in NHS Barnsley CCG, NHS Wakefield CCG, nursing homes in Wakefield and GP practices in Barnsley.

UNISON is the union for all members in health and social care. We represent all staff groups and Occupational sectors at all the different grades. UNISON has partnership agreements with other trade unions; British Association of Occupational Therapists, Managers in Partnership, British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists and the College of Operating Department Practitioners.

AGM 2019

AGM 2019

Newsletter: Winter 2018


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Shopping Trip to Chester
Saturday 24th November 2018
with coaches from Wakefield, Barnsley and Huddersfield

Our annual Christmas shopping trip to Chester is on Saturday the 24th of November. There are coaches from Wakefield (Fieldhead), Barnsley (Digital Media Centre) and Huddersfield (Folly Hall) setting off at 9am and leaving Chester at 5.30pm. As the journey normally takes around 2 hours coaches should return around 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £5 each for members and £10 for any additional tickets. Please complete the booking form overleaf, and note only 4 tickets maximum is allowed per member.

Download the booking form herepdf

Theatre Royal Wakefield –
Saturday 8th December 2018 2.30pm

We are also back at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield for this year’s Pantomime Cinderella. We have tickets for the 2.30pm performance on Saturday 8th December. Tickets are £12 per adult and £10 per child. Please note there is a maximum of 4 adult tickets per order.

We are operating a ‘first come first served’ system this year, so that early bookers will get seats in the stalls. We’ll then allocate seats in the dress circle and finally ones in the upper circle – so if you want the best seats book early.

Download the booking form herepdf

Free UNISON Diaries for 2019

There are two ways you can claim a free UNISON 2019 Diary. Either return the slip included on this newsletter or e-mail us at UNISON@swyt.nhs.uk including your name and full workplace address.

(Please note that to keep costs down we use Trust internal mail wherever possible. We can only post them to home addresses for Retired members, those working in nursing homes, etc. and to people on long term sick or maternity leave).

Download the booking form herepdf


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