Monthly Archives: January 2017

Winter Fuel Grant

Get help staying warm this winter –

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel billsfireplace

Help is on hand

“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £50

To apply and download the application form here.

Eligibility: To be considered for a grant, you must be able to show that you meet the following criteria:


You are in receipt of housing benefit
Your household net income is less than £18,000


Neither you/your partner have savings in excess of £800 (including rolling bank balance)

You have not received a grant from UNISON There for you in the last 6 months.

You must have paid a minimum of 4 weeks subscriptions before 1st December 2016

Your application must be received no later than 17 February 2017 Applications will then be processed and decisions communicated over the following weeks


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Branch Officers and Stewards Elections – 2017

Kensington & Chelsea Unison will shortly be electing its branch officers and stewards for the forthcoming year (March 2017- March 2018). Please consider standing to serve in the Unison branch if you want to represent your colleagues and press for a better deal for fellow members. Please click on the links link to access the relevant nomination forms.

Steward or Branch Officer

Forms should be returned to the branch office at the Town Hall or by email 3 February 2017.

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Trade Union Act – Consultation

Here is a copy of the UNISON member consultation on the Trade Union Act’s changes to the way members joining unions intentions regarding the political fund are captured.

 The changes will be that a) all new members must actively opt-in to the political fund (whereas they have to opt-out now) and, b) unions will have to remind members annually of their right to opt-out. The implementation date for these measures is 28 February 2018.

If once you have review the document and its questions in appendix 1, send any feedback, queries or answers/thoughts to the Branch office.


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