UNISON THERE FOR YOU – WINTER FUEL GRANT 2016/17

 
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WORRIED ABOUT PAYING YOUR WINTER FUEL BILL? Get help staying warm this winter…

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter imminent many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills.

Help is on hand   ‘There for You’ has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £50.

To apply download the application form at unison.org.uk/thereforyou or  contact the Dumfries branch office on 01387 257393 or call UNISONdirect on 0800 0857 857.

This year eligibility now includes those in receipt of housing benefit and the amount of the grant has risen from £40 to £50 per eligible household.

The Fund opens for applications on December 1, 2016.  Closing date for receipt of applications is February 17, 2017.

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Update from Representatives at UNISON's National Local Government Conference 2017

Below are a few pictures that have been taken by the team in the last few days.

Various issues have been discussed so far including

- Health and Safety
- Public Service Champions Campaign - Which aims to highlight the valuable jobs done by members in local government
- Bullying and Harassment
- Ending the Pay Freeze

and various other issues.

Keep up to date with the debates and points of interest using #ulgc17
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UNISON's National Local Government Conference 2017 is taking place this week.

Various Branch Officers and Union Reps from our region are attending to make sure our region has its voice.

Below are a few pictures they have taken so far.

Various issues have been discussed so far including

- Austerity
- Smashing the 1% pay freeze
- Bullying and Harassment

Keep up to date with the debates and points of interest using #ulgc17
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