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.

September 2019 Newsletter


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Social trips - book now! (07/10/19)


Join us for a spectacular show of giant proportions at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield for this year’s Panto. We will join Jack on his adventures up the beanstalk for the 2.30pm performance on Saturday 7th December.

Tickets are £12.00 for the Stalls and Dress Circle and £10.00 for the upper circle with a maximum of 8 tickets per order.

We are operating a ‘first come first served’ system this year – if you want the best seats please book early.

If you need specific seats in the case of disability please specify your needs on the booking form.

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We will be heading to Lincoln Christmas Market on Sunday 8th December. There will be a coach from Wakefield (Fieldhead) and Barnsley (Digital Media Centre) setting off at 9am and leaving Lincoln at 5.30pm. As the journey can take up to 2 hours we should be back by around 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10.00 each for SWYPH UNISON members and £14.00 for any additional tickets. Please complete the booking form included with this newsletter. Please note a 4 ticket maximum per member due to the potential limited space on this trip, however if a maximum of 30 seats per coach is not achieved we will need to cancel that coach.

If you didn’t see the vote then that may mean that we don’t have an email address for you, please contact the branch if you would like to receive our emails so you can keep in touch with our latest communications.

Regular trip goers will notice that we have increased our prices for both our Christmas trip and the Pantomime this year. We are really sorry but this has been unavoidable due to increasing costs to us over the years.

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Free 2020 UNISON Diary

There are two ways you can claim a free UNISON 2020 Diary. Either return the slip included with 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.

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