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To celebrate our 25th year UNISON has become officially Britain’s biggest Union!

But this is no time to rest on our laurels. Austerity isn’t over, and in an age of zero hours contracts and “independent contractors” it has never been more important for workers to be organised.

So this year let others grow moustaches and instead lets help grow the union.

Plymouth in UNISON will be holding recruitment events throughout the month including One Team NHS and Stars in our Schools. We’ll try and keep a list of them up to date below so look out for us.

November 1st – Midland House 7.30-9.30 Central Library & Museum:  5th – Tavistock Hospital AM, Windsor House 12-2, Cumberland Centre PM:  7th – Derriford Hospital All Day:  8th – Kingsbridge Hospital , The Hayloft in Yealpton, Syrena House, Plymstock & Plympton Clinics (times to be confirmed) 20th – Trelisk Hospital 22nd Schools TBC 23rd Stars in our Schools day 26th Glenbourne Unit 27th – RD&E Hospital 29th Torbay Hospital:  December 5th Mt Gould Hospital

You can play your part by getting your colleagues to join up when we are in your building. Maybe you could become a workplace rep. yourself? Or a workplace contract that puts up the odd poster and hands a membership form to new recruits. Or at least pick up a badge or a lanyard to show you are a proud union member. Here is a link to the national resources page for anyone interested. www.unison.org.uk/grovember

As a member, you’re already getting unrivalled protection and representation from UNISON – but what about your colleagues?  Why not suggest they join UNISON and explain why you are a member?  They can do this online: joinunison.org. and if they join during November, we’ll enter them into our Devon/Cornwall prize draw to win a luxury fair-trade hamper worth £65

What’s more, if you get a colleague or friend to join during November you can also be entered our national prize draw to be in with a chance of winning £1000, or one of four runners-up prizes of £500!  Just head to unison.org.uk/refer-friend-win to enter.