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Member Offer – free 2020 Diary

Dear Member

We are giving our members a 2020 Diary for next year, there are three options to choose from as shown below.
Closing date Friday 15 November 2019 (please note this is subject to stock levels)

If you could make your choice below and confirm your Name, Membership number and phone number (if you don’t have it we can check this for you), and your email address to let you know how to collect it when it arrives.

(We will not share this information with any third party and will only use it for informing you of your diary being ready to collect)

Click here to complete the form

If any of your colleagues do not receive my emails can you please urge them to contact the Unison Office at    to update their details to enable them to receive information regarding future  correspondance from Unison.

Kind Regards

Becky Everett
Interim Branch Secretary

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Branch Secretary Update – October 2019

Dear Member,

UNISON Derby City Branch has seen lots of changes since the summer. As many of you will have heard our long standing Branch Secretary Nicole Berrisford has returned to work. Many of you will know that Nicole has fought long and hard for our members across the city.

Whilst Nicole has stood down as a representative of UNISON Derby city she still represents the East Midlands Region on the National Executive Council.

As a branch we wish Nicole well in her new role, and would like to thank her for her years of service and dedication to the branch.

Paul Berrisford is also returning to work this week, Paul has been a long standing member of the branch and has had outstanding results in his case work and campaigns over his many years of service. The branch would like to thank Paul for his service to UNISON and wish him success in his new role.

We would also like to thank our previous chair Jill Crossling for her commitment to the branch during her time with us.

UNISON Derby City Branch held an executive meeting in 9th October, where I was elected as Interim Branch Secretary and Jill Cartwright elected Interim Branch Chair. Annual elections for all branch officer positions for 2020 will open soon, and more details about this will be sent to all members in due course.

One of the most recent issues affecting members in DCC and Derby Homes is the proposal to add Photo ID to email accounts. We have sent a separate email to DCC and Derby Homes members asking for your views. If you are affected by this and not received the link for us to be made aware of your opinion. Please email me at We have some very serious concerns about this proposal and are currently seeking legal advice on the matter.

Ongoing restructures and TUPE transfers across our employers are always a cause for concern. Do not hesitate to contact us should you need a work place visit or a meeting to support you and your team through these difficult times.

We need you!
Now is a good time to get on-board and ensure your voice is heard. We are a member led union and your voice is what keeps us as the strongest union. With over a million members across our union we strive to support you with what’s important to you within your work place.

Have you thought of becoming a steward? Or even a work place contact for your team?
Why not contact the branch for more information. I will be happy to meet you for a coffee and have an informal chat.
01332 643216 / 7

I look forward to working with you.

Kind regards
Becky Everett
Interim Branch Secretary

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UNISON National Delegate Conference 2019 – Afternoon Final Session Day 4











This afternoons session began with the debate on motion, tackling Rascism at work – this was carried.

  • Conference then began debating the following reprioritised motions – Carried
  • EM1 Excluding Future Higher Education, Further Education an Sixth Form Staff from the Local Government Pension Scheme – Carried
  • Sexual Harrasment in the Workplace – Carried
  • Make 2021 the year of Disabled Workers – Carried
  • Television Licences for over 75’s – Carried

Any motions not carried within conference session have now been passed to National Executive Ctt to debate (NEC) the motions can be read below.








Now a vote of thanks Is made to Gordon Mackay current President of UNISON.

This leads to the end of conference we hope you have found our updates useful.