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Staffordshire County Council – Future of Children’s Centres

Stephen Twigg, Shadow Education Secretary, speaking in an all-party parliamentary group report on Surestart said, “As a country, we want to use all the talent that’s available to us and if a parent is unavailable because they can’t get proper childcare, they’re unavailable to the country … Early Years and childcare are examples where sensible investment brings cost savings later in life. Parents are facing a killer combination of the economic situation, rising childcare costs and the reduction in services.”

Annual General Meeting - Thursday 23rd February 2012

Staffordshire Branch of UNISON's Annual General Meeting will be held at 5:30pm on Thursday 23rd February 2012 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, sponsored by Frizzells.

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.

Local Government Service Group Conference 2012

Local Government Service Group Conference 2012 will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre starting 9.30am Sunday 17 June 2012, ending 5pm Monday 18 June 2012.

The Branch can send a total of 8 delegates to the conference:

  • 6.5 delegates should be female and 1.5 male (1 delegate place should be made up of a male and female sharing)
  • 1 delegate should be a low paid member (£8.91 per hour or less)
  • 1 young member (aged 26 or under at the end of the conference)
  • Priority for black members, disabled members and LGBT members
  • Delegates need to be members of the Staffordshire Branch of UNISON and work for the local government

If you are interested in being a conference delegate for the Staffordshire Branch of UNISON, please contact the Branch on 01785 245000 or unison@staffsunison.org.uk

Email Scam

It has been brought to our attention that members have received an email asking them to register and download a form to update their membership details online.

Please be aware that this is a fraudulent email and not generated from UNISON. The links contacted within this email will navigate the user to fraudulent copies of UNISONS' 'Update your Details' pages.

Members should not access these links.

Any access to your membership record should only be through the UNISON website https://my.unison.org.uk - update your details pages.

If you have updated your security information through any of the links on this email please ensure you visit the https://my.unison.org.uk - update your details pages and reset your password.

Slavery Memorial Day - 23rd August 2011

On August 23, the UK will mark the National Slavery Memorial Day.

Eid Mela - 4th September - Cannon Hill Park

The Eid Mela will be taking place on Sunday 4th September 2011, in Cannon Hill Park from 1pm.

UNISON Information Stall

 Please download the poster below for more information on UNISON's Information Stall!

Chainmakers’ Festival - 17 September 2011

The site has had to be changed this year and this year the site is Bearmore Park in Cradley Heath. Stacy Blythe, Fizzog, Black Country Players have agreed to provide entertainment and Highley Colliery Band have agreed to head up the march.

Industrial Action Taking Place in Schools Across Staffordshire on 30th June 2011

On this day of action, Staffordshire Branch of UNISON offers its support to all those trade union colleagues involved in the pensions dispute.