Christmas Welfare Assistance for UNISON members


Please contact the Branch Welfare Officer if you know of any members, serving or retired, who are likely to suffer hardship or emotional stress over the Christmas period.

Mark any mail as ‘confidential’ and contact us by Tuesday November 28th.

We are currently considering which cases we can put forward to the regional Christmas welfare fund.


Chris Burrow

Education Convenor, Pensions Champ, Branch Welfare Officer


Coventry City Branch

tel. 02476 550829

Direct line: 02476 521126

Mobile: 07535 526034



UNISON and Unite have been in talks with representatives of the Coventry City Council regarding their Workforce Reform Programme.

At today’s meeting UNISON and Unite have requested that the discussions are paused because of the following concerns.

  •  Throughout the meetings the authority seemed to be engaging in consultation rather than negotiation.
  •  Issues regarding inequality and discrimination in the workplace have not been prioritised as part of the planned discussions even though they are fundamental to policy and procedure.
  •  No evidence has been presented that the proposals will address the financial issues or the inequalities suggested as a reason for the changes.
  •  The teaching trade unions have been marginalised by the timing of the discussions.

UNISON and Unite are as committed as ever to fight inequalities in the workplace and to negotiate with the employer to protect the terms and conditions of our members. We await the employers’ response and will update you in due course. In the meantime if you have any concerns or comments please contact your respective trade union.

DOWNLOAD THIS UPDATE HERE workforce reform UNISON and UNITE Update 16.08.17

Problems with Branch Office communications & data


UNISON Coventry City Branch Office has experienced loss of power intermittently over the past week which has severely limited our access to our communication systems and data. We apologise to any member that has experienced difficulty contacting the branch and your representatives. An interim contingency plan with our phone supplier means that members should be now be able to contact us on our usual numbers.