Monday, 5 November 2012

Living wage week

The first ever UK wide celebration of the Living Wage & Living Wage Employers is taking place this week, 4-10 November 2012.

You can see full details of how the Living Wage Foundation intends to mark the week here -

Meanwhile the Boris Johnson has announced the new LLW rate - £8.55 / hour -

As I'm sure you all know, the University of London became a LLW employer this July - and are committed to implementing this and future increases for all employees, including outsourced workers.

Do get in touch if you'd like to know more about the LLW and associated campaigns -

Friday, 2 November 2012

As UNISON members you’re entitled to cheaper Home Insurance with UIA Home Insurance

A message from our Welfare Officer:

I have personally used UIA for my contents insurance for over 2 years as it’s three times cheaper than my building society’s and bank’s insurers.

As I live in London and my specific area was deemed at ‘high risk’ for burglaries it was impossible to get a contents quote for anything under the £30 - £45 range.

(In my case) UIA Insurance was cheaper than Churchill and Think Insurance (offering £25,000 more coverage than its closest rival when I compared quotes online etc.)

Having previously been insured (no claims) with Churchill for 5 years they couldn’t compete with UIA even to keep my custom.

I’ve been insured with UIA for 3 years now. They were fast and fair on a recent claim too.

They offer more coverage than many leading competitors like Direct Line, The Post office etc. I am currently paying £12 a month for 10 months of the year full contents.

UIA is also great for travel insurance.  I’m taking a week’s holiday outside Europe. I’m paying £10.50. This includes claims of up to £2,000 000 for accident insurance. The amount covers flight cancellations, lost baggage, bad weather etc.

I very much recommend insuring with them. I’ve calculated that my general home insurance more than pays for my UNISON subs overall!

Please go to UIA Insurance:  for a quote or call 0800 0121 591. You will need to hold current UNISON Membership to get a quote.

**UIA has a new customer introductory offer of 12 months Home Insurance for the price of 10***

If you want to take up this offer, and need to join UNISON to do so, please contact for more information.

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