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

Read it Here – Union Street News – Issue 13


Union Street News Issue 13 – Branch Magazine of Coventry City Unison. Articles on learning opportunities for Unison members, facility time and why it is important, the Trade Union Bill and more.. Do have a read and why not send us an article or review for the next issues.


Coventry City Unison Communications

Union Street News Issue 13



Message to Members – Union Street News


There is a huge amount going on, we have a lot to do as a union. Nationally there is a real mood of resistance in the air. Up to 100,000 marched for Workers Rights and against Austerity in Manchester. Huge numbers are joining the Labour Party and discussing how to fight back in the wake of Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Leader. In Coventry City Council we have major challenges to face, while many employees in smaller public service workplaces face huge uncertainty. So – a couple of suggestions…

Please think about a contribution to the next issue of Union Street News, this could be a Conference Report, opinion piece on almost any issue. It could also be recipes, photos, review of cinema or music, anything that might be of interest to a member of Unison. Please let us know if you can write something and ask how we can help. Union Street News is your platform, let’s make it a really lively read for all.




The main trade unions of the City Council, UNISON, UNITE, NASUWT, NUT, CYWU and ATL are locked in a dispute with the City Council who are determined to attack workers’ rights to representation in the Council.
They are seeking to remove experienced, trained Union Reps by August 2015 in a rushed so called “consultation” process. 

Richard Harty, speaking on behalf of the Trades unions in dispute said “We are dismayed that a Labour controlled Council would seek to go further than a Conservative Government and more quickly.”

A steward who recently supported members said “I couldn’t work without the support of our full time reps with their expertise and knowledge”.

We are assuming that this is being done to clear the way of any opposition to attack council workers terms and conditions.

Today it is the Trade Union Reps. Tomorrow it’s the Council Workers.

We need more people to join a Trades Union to show support for our cause and defend workers’ rights!!
Contact: Richard Harty on 07941344294 and David Cairns on 07983481672;