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Vote the UNION Agenda

Vote the UNION Agenda

Dear Friend, Next week, there are crucial elections across the country. The upcoming council elections on May 5 are important for all of us. We all rely on the vital services provided by Local Government. Those services are delivered by public service workers, against...

Announcing the return of the Branch Officers Weekend at Croyde Bay!

The return of the famous Croyde Branch Officers event will begin at 5.30pm on Thursday 7th July and run until lunchtime on Sunday 10th July. The weekend is open to all newly elected branch officers and those elected during lockdown. If you have previously completed...

Money that members might be missing out on

Members can claim tax relief on a number of things, eg professional membership fees and annual subscriptions to approved professional bodies or learned societies, if being a member of that body or society is relevant to your job. They might also be entitled to tax...

Mandatory vaccination in social care settings in England update

Social care workers in England, irrespective of where they work, no longer face a legal requirement to be vaccinated. If social care employers persist with forcing members to be vaccinated, please seek legal advice through the branch. Back in November 2021 the...

Unions and business leaders demand sick pay support

In a rare joint intervention, the TUC and Federation of Small Business joined forces to call on the Chancellor to deliver sick pay for all. In a letter to Rishi Sunak, the two organisations representing workers and small businesses urged the chancellor to “create an...