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Our very own Christmas and New Year Message

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

As you are aware, 2015 has been an eventful year for all workers in Derby and here at UNISON locally, we are still very much committed to helping you with your queries regarding sickness absence, pay, changes to terms and conditions, disciplinaries and grievances, and all other matters that are raised.

This year has seen our membership grow significantly and demonstrates that workers are recognising the value of being a UNISON member.

This is a credit to you all for sharing with your colleagues the benefit of being protected by a large trade union in Derby. Evidence shows that the more members we have in Derby, the stronger the voice we have, and the greater power to protect your employment rights. This strong voice has been important recently especially with our school support staff at Derby City Council and, given the budget cuts which will affect city council and Derby Homes staff in 2016, it is vital that your voice is stronger than ever.

For those of you in the midst of the consultation process for dismissal and re-engagement, or working in the areas affected by budget cuts, including outsourcing and restructures, please do not allow this to cause undue stress during the Christmas period.  UNISON is committed to supporting you all in these processes and this support will continue in the New Year.

2016 is going to be a hard year for a lot of our members and rest assured UNISON locally will be here to support you. Please tell your colleagues who are not currently members, the benefits and advantages of joining UNISON.

They can join on-line to pay by direct debit, or get in touch with the office for a joining form.

All that remains is to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

With our very best wishes from us all at UNISON Derby City.