Annual General Meeting - Thursday 27th January 2011

Staffordshire Branch of UNISON's Annual General Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 27th January 2011 at The White Eagle Club, Riverway, Stafford, ST16 3TH.

There is a free buffet available from 5pm and all attendees can enter a Free Prize Draw.

All members should have received their copy of the AGM Booklet.  If you are a member and have not received yours, please contact the Branch to confirm that we have the correct address for you.

Keep The Post Public, March & Rally

A Joint Event with Birmingham Labour Party

Key note speakers:  Billy Hayes GS CWU & Jack Dromey MP

Saturday 29th January 2011

Proposed Revised Branch Rules

The proposed Revised Branch Rules and the existing Branch Rules are available below, which will be discussed at the Branch's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 27th January 2011.

Restructuring and Health and Well-being Amongst Older Workers

We have been approached by Middlesex University Business School about a research project that they are working on around older workers It is a one year study commissioned by the EU to look at the

Tax Evasion/Avoidance

When it comes to cuts, George Osborne likes to say "we're all in this together". But Channel 4 has just revealed that along with two other Cabinet ministers, he's avoiding paying tax... [1] He pays accountants to find loopholes which help him dodge £1.6 million.

National Disabled Members Conference 2010

Attended by Jane Heath, Hilary Mellor, Marleene Greene and Pat Corby.

This conference, specific to the needs of disabled members is an opportunity to come together to share their experiences and in some cases resolutions with one another.

As a Branch we are appealing for members with disabilities declared on undeclared to form a self-organised group where we can network with one another to raise our concerns at a Branch level.

For further information or for any ideas you may have, please contact Marleene or Pat at the Branch on 01785 245000.  All calls with be treated confidentially.

UNISON Warns Of Jobless Figures “Double Jeopardy”

Yesterdays Comprehensive Spending Review announcements only contained the main headlines.  The reality of how great that impact will actually be for our members and our community will only unfold as the months go on.

FACTS Event & Photos

The Branch would like to thank all those people who attended on Thursday 14th October and helped make the event a success.

Photos taken on the day can be found here.  If you have any photos from the day that you wish to be added to the gallery, please email them to


European Trade Union Day of Action 29th September

The European Trade Union Confederation is staging a European Day of Action on 29 September.  It will be made up of a Euro-demonstration in Brussels

The Women Chainmakers' Centenary Festival 2010

The Midlands TUC and Black Country Living Museum presents the Cradley Women Chainmakers' Festival on Saturday 18th September 2010 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1910 strike.