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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.

School Uniform Grants

UNISON Welfare

Get help with cost of school uniforms: Closing date 19 July 2019 (13/5/19)

Families living on low incomes with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard.

But it’s not all bad news – help IS available. The union’s welfare charity There for You has once more set up a limited fund to help members on low incomes towards the costs of school uniform through a one-off payment of £40.

The process is very similar to previous years and an amount of money has been ring-fenced to support this initiative. However, once it’s gone it’s gone!

So don’t miss out. Apply early and send your form and supporting paperwork in as soon as possible. All the information you need can be found below. Alternatively, contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0857 857 for a form to be sent to you.

Just one more thing please don’t keep details of this grant a secret. Help us to help even more members and let your work colleagues know that help is at hand. There will be many, like you, worrying about how they will be able to afford uniforms to send their children back to school in the Autumn.

Completed applications need to be sent to There for You, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY by Friday 19 July 2019 at the latest.

 

June 2019 Newsletter

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Doncaster Races and Lincoln Christmas Market details (05/07/19)

Doncaster Raceday - 3 August 2019
Tickets for the annual UNISON Doncaster Race Day Event are available from the branch. Members and their first guest will be sold at the subsidised rate of £5 each, with any tickets for additional guests costing £6.50.

Please ring 01924 316161 or email unison@swyt.nhs.uk for a booking form to order your tickets as numbers are limited.

Please note that because the Branch covers such a big area we are putting an extra subsidy onto the tickets rather than providing transport through the Branch.

Christmas Lincolnshire Market - 8 December 2019
Lincoln Christmas Market which is Sunday 8th December, Coach from Wakefield and from Barnsley.

 

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