Unison Coventry
Unison Coventry

Welcome to Unison Coventry & St Cross Branch Website

Meeting Jeremy Corbin

My wife and I had the great privilege of meeting Mr Jeremy Corbin MP and leader of the Labour party. We were at a Labour party fundraiser event hosted in Wolverhampton. I spoke to him about the pressures we are facing in the NHS and how this current conservative government are destroying the NHS as we know and love.

He obviously is fully aware of the situation; he is in full support of the NHS staff and has pledged to support us all fully as leader of the labour party and hopefully prime minister.

I can honestly say I have not met a more genuine and honest MP in my entire career as a trade unionist.

David Jenkins (Branch secretary)

Unison & The Trust & ROE Staff

Unison Coventry & St Cross branch are still trying to negotiate with the trust with regards to the current proposed changes to the ROE agreement and its current implementation. We are committed to resolving this issue and finding a mutual way forward for the current ROE staff and the trust.


We have now had the results of the consultative ballot from Unison West Midlands, and it is as follows:

239 sent


42 returned


3 spoilt





Will you consider taking strike action on this ROE issue?



Will you consider taking action up to but not including strike action?



Will you take no action on this?





With this level of non returned ballot papers, we have no option but to withdraw from any further collective action regarding the ROE issue, due to having no mandate from the members involved.

Progress being made on MAP

Unison, along with our sister unions have negotiated better terms for our members in the new UHCW Management of Absence Policy. There has been a lot of staff-side input into the new policy regarding management decretion and appropriate resonable adjustments being implimented, we feel it helps a lot more towards our members with disabilities and underlying conditions.

Other main improvements is that the trust will now pay for the first 2 weeks of your phased return after long term illness. The trust will also not include a shift as sickness if you are able to work over 50% of the shift.

Unison Coventry & St Cross Branch wins Unison regional Adele Gwynn award for Organising 2015

The Adele Gwynn award is given to the branch that demonstrated an impressive approach to building and organising our union.

The picture is of our branch secretary David Jenkins receving the award on behalf of the branch, from the Regional secretary of unison Ravi Subramanian.

The branch secretary said "I am humbled and honoured to be given this award on behalf of our branch, it goes to show that all of our hard work over the last year has started to pay off. Thank you to all the reps and members for all of your support and help during this time of re-building"

What have the Unions ever done for Us?......

  • Two-day weekends
  • Eight-hour working days
  • Maternity leave
  • Retirement ages
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Workplace pensions
  • Paid holidays
  • Equality laws
  • The right not to be sacked because you got married, had a baby, or became ill (strange how they're seen as similar things)
  • Pay increases
  • The minimum wage
  • Collective bargaining
  • The right for the working classes to organise themselves
  • A standard of living above that of 1850s Britain

Welfare Issues?

Contact our welfare Officer - Debbie Eaves - here



H&S Issues?

Contact our Health & Safety Officer's - Gurmit Birdee or Jacky Farmer - here



Workplace Issues?

Contact your Branch Secretary here

Please report any broken links or problems to: webmaster@unison-uhcw.com

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Contact Us Today:

Unison Coventry & St Cross Branch

4th Floor Union Office

Clifford Bridge Road



02476 965363



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Our Office hours

Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 20:00
Thursday10:00 - 14:00
Outside of these hours, please contact the branch and leave a message on 02476 965363, if its urgent please ring Unison Direct on 0800 0 857 857

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Maintained by Coventry & St Cross Branch Secretary - Mr David Jenkins