EON, Trinity House Nottingham - 28 March
Myself, the Organising team and the Reps at Trinity attended a recruitment event. There was alot of interest and many potential members took membership packs with a view to joining. It was a successful day, especially in terms of the amount of agency staff at this site. Unite is the only union on site with recognition within Manpower, so this is a good point to note. Well done to all involved!
NHS in Nottinghamshire - March
NHS Recruitment Days continue, so far we have been to various hospitals with a view to growing the membership.
Joint Geographical Branch Event, Derby - 23 March 2017
I decided to organise this event in order to raise awareness within the Branches where members do not have on site Reps or are individual members. This was a joint event between the DE56 and DE58 Branches. We had a great response and and it was good night overall. Our members are also interested in getting more involved with their Branch now and had a chance to chat with their Branch Secretaries.
One of our newest affiliates, Unite the Union Discounts, presented a raffle prize, as well as there being presentations from Unite Legal Services and myself. I hope to arrange more of the same throughout the Region.
Trent Barton, Sutton in Ashfield - Credit Union Recruitment - 23 March
Myself and Transave attended this site for the start of a number of scheduled events in order to sign members up to Transave Credit Union. This is Trent Barton's payroll saving partner and also part of Unite's panel. We generated a lot of interest and it was an ideal opportunity to educate members on their current Unite membership benefits.
NHS Inductions, Nottinghamshire - February
So far Unite have attended several inductions around Nottinghamshire. Further dates are planned throughout 2017 in order that we can recruit new starters into the union. The main benefit aside from a collective voice and help at work is our Contingent Medical Malpractice cover which covers up to £5,000,000. Click here for more information.
Nestle - 17 January
I attended site along with one of our Nestle Reps to run a stall in their canteen. We spoke to many current members about benefits they weren't aware of including a number of prospective members who did not know the extent of their Unite membership. There was also a group of non members who were not aware of our Low Pay Membership category, which can be a useful recruitment tool for those earning less than £16,000 per year. For more information on this please click here.