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Happy Holidays from your branch

Dear members, As we slowly make our way towards the Christmas break we wanted to take a moment to wish you all Happy Holidays. We hope you have a restful break and wish you all the best for 2022. Very best wishes, Your Goldsmiths' UNISON branch [video width="800"...

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Students send their solidarity!

Our wonderful students are already showing their support on the picket lines and we hope we can count on your support too by completing our indicative ballot. A huge thank you goes out to our students for this amazing message of solidarity! If you haven't voted you...

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FAQ Goldsmiths UNISON Indicative Ballot for Industrial Action

What is a ballot? A ballot is a way for UNISON members to have their say, or ‘vote’ for a specific type of action.   What is an indicative ballot for industrial action? Trade unions sometimes hold 'consultative' or ' indicative' ballots asking members whether...

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LONDON RECLAIM THE NIGHT 2021

To mark the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, take to the streets and demand justice! The march will be on Saturday 27th November 2021 - Assemble at 6pm in Central London for a women-only march (Boys aged 12 or less can...

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Goldsmiths UCU Strike

Great speech from John McDonnell on the 1st day of the Goldsmiths UCU strike action, don't forget even if you're not on strike you can attend demonstrations outside of your working hours! Goldsmiths UNISON sends solidarity to our friends and colleagues in Goldsmiths...

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Rally around changes to USS

Our sister union UCU begin balloting their members on the changes to USS. UCU is planning to stage an event outside the headquarters of our HE employers (Universities UK and UCEA) in London to draw attention to their ballot. You may find this information from our...

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GOLDSMITHS NEEDS YOU!

Without stewards there would be no one to act as a link between members and the union, to organise and support people in the workplace. We're looking for Goldsmiths staff members to take the next step and join our branch committee! Free training and lots of support...

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Demand a Workers’ Budget – Tuesday 2 March 7.30pm

The night before Rishi Sunak’s Budget – unions are getting together to demand a Workers’ Budget.   As the pandemic rages, unemployment rises and thousands are forced to work in unsafe conditions, join us to demand a Workers’ Budget.   - It’s time for a pay...

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WINTER FUEL GRANT PROGRAMME 2021

The There For You charity is pleased to announce that for this year only, members can apply for a grant of up to £200. Full info can be found at https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/services-support/there-for-you/financial-assistance/ ⓘ INFO: Applications to this year’s...

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Save the date! 26th Feb at 1pm (UNISON AGM)

Dear UNISON Members, In accordance with national guidance, I am pleased to inform you that the Goldsmiths’ UNISON Branch Committee AGM will be taking place this year virtually. In order to accommodate this and ensure that all members in the Branch have the opportunity...

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Branch message to our UNISON Cleaning members

Dear Cleaning Members, UNISON are getting a number of complaints about a fringe group telling cleaners not to go on campus. UNISON are in close communication with Jeanette Batten and cleaning managers and Goldsmiths Senior Leadership Team concerning all revaluation of...

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