As you know the branch receives money each year to use on a variety of things, including social events. We'll be running our Christmas competition as usual, but we have also run coach trips and other events in the past. This year, as you'll appreciate, we haven't been able to do that.
We know however how difficult this year has been for all of us, and the branch committee would like to say thank you to all our members for all the fantastic work you've been doing under very difficult circumstances. For that reason we are offering all our branch members a £20 gift voucher of their choice!
To claim your gift voucher please register online - we'll then get them ordered and codes distributed to everyone which will allow you to claim your gift voucher from the many available at www.love2shoprewards.co.uk
All registrations should be received by Sunday 15th November 2020 to allow us time to process the order and get the codes out to you by early December - in time for a bit of Christmas shopping!
Categories: Benefits | Members
With the current COVID-19 crisis many members are finding themselves struggling to cope. We'd like to remind members of UNISON's welfare charity, There for You, which provides a vital service to members experiencing financial and emotional difficulties.
All members can contact There for You directly, which provides a confidential advice and support service for members and their dependants. Members who are experiencing financial difficulties can also apply for a Financial Assistance grant, and also receive help and advice with regard to applying for benefits you may be eligible to claim. For a full list of services provided go to the website here:
At this time, branches have also been asked to support the charity with donations, and the Aberdeen Universities branch committee have agreed a donation of £1,000 to UNISON Welfare from branch funds to help support those members most in need.
If you are dealing with an emergency situation – either linked to COVID-19 or other financial pressures – and you have no money at all, call 020 7121 5620 and leave a message. During these unprecedented times, members can apply to There for You directly for an emergency payment.
For other support and application forms for financial assistance see the There for You website linked above. Forms can be submitted electronically.
Categories: Benefits | Members
We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and that you may have queries or need support.
We have been engaging with both Universities throughout this period and they have created FAQ areas which should answer the majority of queries:
The main item to highlight is that both Universities have committed that staff will suffer no detriment financially during this uncertain time and we will all continued to be paid.
If you have a query that is not answered on the University website and you are not sure who to contact, please contact us and we will engage with the relevant departments to find an answer for you.
Please stay safe everyone and follow the guidelines issued with regard to COVID-19.