Reclaim Tax on Your UNISON Subscriptions, Professional Body Registration & Uniform Laundry

If you wear a uniform at work, and have to wash, repair or replace it yourself, you may be able to reclaim £100’s of tax for up to five years of expenses. To be able to claim tax relief, ALL of the following must apply: You wear a recognisable uniform that shows you’ve got a […]

Celebrating 100 Years of The Fire Brigades Union

In 1918, a small group of Firefighters, disillusioned with poor treatment at the hands of those who oversaw their service, set up the “Firemen’s Trade Union” with the founding aim of “a means to re-organise the conditions of their labours and thus bring more happiness into the lives of its members.”  Soon renamed the “Fire […]

Haven Holidays Discount for UNISON Members

The nights are drawing in, the John Lewis Christmas ad is on the TV, it must be time to start thinking of your holiday next year! Looking for a holiday by the sea that’s packed full of swimming, sports, crafts, nature and shows all included in the price of your holiday?  Stick the passports in […]

HUGE Discounts for UNISON Members for Family Fun

We’d like to thank you for being a member of UNISON, so we’ve negotiated an amazing deal with Merlin Entertainments for some amazing discounts on their range of family attractions – from Alton Towers and Chessington World of Adventures to Legoland and the London Eye. Simply have a look what’s available from the list below, […]

Unite Against Fascism Protest

Join Unite Against Fascism’s protest against the fascist ‘Frontline Patriots’ in Liverpool Meet 12.00 noon at Lime Street on Saturday, 3rd November Supported by UNISON North West Region Unite Against Fascism Merseyside have called a protest against the fascist ‘Frontline Patriots’ who plan to demonstrate in Liverpool on 3rd November.  Join us to protest against […]

Recruit a friend and win £1,000

Supporting members and recruiting new people to UNISON is what we do week in and week out anyway.  Because of our focus on recruitment and organising, we’ve kept UNISON strong despite massive job cuts in public services and now we have a chance to turn things around and grow our union. We can’t think of […]

Free Accidental Death Cover

Make the most of your UNISON membership and don’t miss out on your FREE £5,000 of Accidental Death Cover! Cover lasts for 12 months but can be renewed for FREE*. It’s quick and easy and is yet another reason why it pays to be a UNISON Member. REGISTER NOW at After your application you’ll receive […]

Goodbye from Anita

It is with great sadness (my God this sounds like a funeral eulogy – which it’s not!) that I have to inform UNISON Cumbria County Branch members that Anita Timperon is standing down as Joint Branch Secretary to take up a new job with Cumbria County Council. Anita, along with Cliff Evans, jointly took over […]

Modern Slavery

A potential victim of Modern Slavery was rescued from a shed in Cumbria last week where it is suspected he had lived for 40 years.  Officers from the Gang Masters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) were supported by officers from Constabulary, the National Crime Agency and Housing Officers to bring the victim to safety.  Arrests […]

Living Matters – Suicide Alertness

Do you feel you are doing enough to help prevent suicide? On average we lose one person a week in our county to suicide.  Cumbria’s suicide rate is higher than the national average.  Anyone can be at risk of suicide and we can all make a difference.  This FREE tailored workshop, organised by Cumbria County Council and […]