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UNISON Office, 1st Floor Community Education Centre
18 Maryport Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 8AE
Telephone: 01291 675502

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Monmouthshire is a county in South East Wales.

The largest town is Abergavenny. Other towns and large villages are Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouth, Magor and Usk. The region boosts more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK. Nestled between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s not just the stunning landscape that’ll take your breath away for it is known for its mountain walks, public houses and fabulous food.

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Key workers’ vital contribution has never been more evident. Staff keeping schools, care homes, refuse collection and child protection going – to name a few – are the nation’s most precious resource. Yet this is not reflected in your pay. You deserve more than a pat on the back. You deserve a decent pay rise. Link here to Fair Pay for workers

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October 2021

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Wales will be first UK nation to make teaching of black histories compulsory #BlackHistoryMonth

A MONUMENT of Wales’ first black headteacher and #BlackHistoryMonth campaigner was unveiled in Cardiff.

Betty Campbell, who died in 2017 at the age of 82, defied her doubters after being told as a child that her dream to become a head teacher was “insurmountable”.

Link to the statue unveiling


September 2021

date 17th September

LGBT+ BLACK AND DISABLED NETWORK

Last chance to sign up for UNISON's Black LGBT+ network meeting 11:30am–2:00pm and Disabled LGBT+ network meeting 4:00pm–6:30pm on 17 September.

This meeting gives you the opportunity to find out about the work that UNISON does for LGBT+ equality for Black and Disabled LGBT+ members in the workplace and wider community. You'll have the opportunity to talk to and question your reps on the national committee and also influence the work that UNISON does on LGBT+ equality. For more information please message us, or email out@unison.co.uk

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September 2021

SAFETY REPS

#BeOneTheSafeSide Safety reps play a crucial role in workplace health and safety. They represent staff and work with management to identify new issues and find solutions that improve workplace safety. Covid has transformed workplace safety, but the old risks haven't gone away. We need to make work safe again. Sign up here and you will be contacted about the next course.
Link to information and sign up form for safety reps


August 2021

UNISON - FAIR PAY

Pay is coming to a head and we need all of our members and activists to take part in every ballot and every consultation. UNISON is fighting to get the fair pay rise you deserve. Link to fighting for pay across the union

Low Pay Workers

July 2021

TALKING THERAPIES INITIATIVE

UNISON Monmouthshire are launching a brand new service for its members! Any Monmouthshire member can now refer themselves to our online counselling support service. All you need to do is complete a short referral form.

Full details will be sent to all our members soon, or you can watch our short Facebook video here. This video is a short explanation of Talking Therapies for our members.

Referral forms can be requested by email at unisonmon@btconnect.com or by calling 01291 675502.

Remember- it’s always good to talk #itsokaytonotbeokay Apply for Talking Therapies.


July 2021

date 20th July

NURSING EVENT

Come along to our FREE online learning event for Nurses! A full day of taster sessions covering Mindfulness, Maths for Nurses, Going Green, Online Lies & Misinformation and so much more!

Book onto one session, or book on them all – the choice is yours!! Just follow the web link below to register your place. The event is funded by UNISON & the UNISON WULF Project, so there is no fee to attend (although please note that some webinars are UNISON member specific). Book your Place now!

Nursing Event

UNISON Nursing Event Tuesday 20th July - 12:00 - 12:30 H&S in the Workplace, 12:45 - 13:45 Online Lies and Misinformation, 14:00 - 15:00 Nurse Question Time, 15:15- 15:45 Dealing with Grief, 16:00 - 16:30 Student Nurse Watch Party, 16:45 - 17:45 Green Agenda, 18:00 - 20:00 Maths for Nurses, 20:15 - 21:15 Mindfulness. Register now closed at https://bit.ly/2TidAUY


July 2021

date 14th July

SMALL TALK NEW SESSION

Join us for Monmouthshire Unison’s first SMALL TALK session (MUST) on Wednesday 14th July 2021!!

We’ve really missed meeting and chatting to our members during the last year so we’re setting up a new regular virtual drop-in session (with its own natty acronym) that will give you the opportunity to get to know the branch committee, socialise with other members, find out more about what we’re up to and how you can get involved!

Each MUST session will have its own theme. At this first session we’ll be introducing you to our Health & Safety Officer, Richard Garner, who will be chatting about current priorities and issues including Changing Spaces.

After the 30 minute session there will be time for questions and private chats with branch officers.

Monmouthshire Small Talk

We’re going to run the session at 12.30 and again at 6pm to help give everyone the opportunity come along.

We look forward to seeing you!

Email calendar invites will be sent out shortly, if you do not receive one and wish to attend please email unisonmon@btconnect.com


July 2021

WALES SURVEY - LONG COVID AT WORK

We’re interested in the experiences of people with Long Covid in work. Including people who have lost their jobs because of Long Covid. Long Covid is the term used to describe COVID-19 symptoms that extending beyond the initial infection. Evidence on Long Covid points to symptoms of COVID-19 lasting for weeks, months and possibly years after the infection.

This survey ask questions to better understand how workers with Long Covid have been treated in the workplace.

Link here to Wales Covid At Work Survey


June 2021

WORKPLACE DISPUTES

Employers can no longer mistreat staff who take part in industrial action, says UNISON. Christina McAnea hails important victory for staff involved in strikes or disputes

Employers will no longer be able to get away with mistreating any employees who take part in union-organised workplace disputes following an important legal decision, says UNISON.

Link here to Christina McAnea report.


May - June 2021

TALKING THERAPIES INITIATIVE

UNISON Monmouthshire are launching a brand new service for its members! Any Monmouthshire member can now refer themselves to our online counselling support service. All you need to do is complete a short referral form.

Full details will be sent to all our members soon, or you can watch the short video below which explains a little about why we have set up this for our members.

Referral forms can be requested by email at unisonmon@btconnect.com or by calling 01291 675502.

Remember- it’s always good to talk.

#itsokaytonotbeokay

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Contact Monmouthshire Branch

UNISON Office
1st Floor Community Education Centre
18 Maryport Street
Usk
Monmouthshire
NP15 8AE
Telephone: 01291 675502