Address: Room 254 1st floor Civic Centre Port Talbot SA13 1PJ | Telephone: 01639 763820 | Email: unison@npt.gov.uk

14th October 2019

“I feel that I have to share how grateful I am and how supported I felt by my union representative Jane Gebbie. I have suffered severely with depression and severe anxiety and had to have several months on sick leave. During my sickness absence, Jane was always supportive and I felt that I could pick the phone up at any time to discuss anything.

I have now returned to work, but without the support from Unison and the kindness I received I don’t think that this would be the case, and I can’t thank them enough for the care and support I had from Jane, Mark and the team.”

If you need advice or support, please contact us on 01639 763820

 

9th October 2019

We have received the below feedback from a manager - well done Leigh!

“Thank you for your input into the meeting on Friday. I appreciate that you were there to support the member rather than assist me but I found your contributions helpful to trying to sort out a positive way ahead.”

 

 

Our 2020 AGM has been arranged for the below dates.

Please put these in your diaries, we encourage you to attend as many of the AGMs as possible.

Monday 3rd February NPTCBC The Quays ~ 12.30pm Rooms 3&4    NPTCBC Neath Civic Centre ~ 4.30pm Rooms A&B

Tuesday 4th February NPTCBC Port Talbot Civic Centre ~ 12.30pm Chambers

Wednesday 5th FebruaryNPTCBC SRC ~ 6am Room 20    NPTCBC Neath Civic Centre ~ 12.30pm Rooms A&B

Thursday 6th FebruaryCeltic Leisure - Neath Town Hall ~12.30pm Main Hall

Friday 7th FebruaryNPTC Group Neath Campus ~ 12noonNPTC Group Newtown Campus ~ 12noon Boardroom

 

19th September 2019 A heartfelt thanks from one of our members:

"I am currently going through one of the hardest times of my life and I wanted to feed back about the amazing staff who are supporting me through all of this. I suffer with anxiety and feel the need for constant reassurance and every time I have called and messaged I have had 100% support and reassurance the whole time. When I had my suspension meeting with Mark, I felt safe and supported. I am always updated with any information. I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone in the union team for looking after me, I truly feel safe in your hands."

14th August 2019 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jane Gebbie and Debbie John for their support on the stage 1 formal medical interview. I would like to say that Debbie was very professional and conducted herself well, she made me feel confident and at ease. I would like to say a big thank you again.”  Well done Jane and Debbie! If you require support for any workplace issues, contact us on 01639 763820

12th August 2019 

We love receiving positive feedback from our members: "I just wanted to thank you for your help with getting my current permanent job written into the structure."

8th August 2019 

We have received some excellent feedback from a member who went on the Branch trip to Folly Farm at the weekend — keep up the great work Hannah! “Just wanted to do a quick email to say how great the trip to Folly Farm was on the weekend. Really well organised and nothing was too much trouble for Hannah, who was professional and polite at all times (and smiling, even at 8am in the morning!!!) "   Information regarding further trips will be available soon


4th July 2019

We have recently received some great feedback from one of our members: "I have recently used Unison to help me through a very difficult situation in my place of work. Mark Fisher has been so helpful, he was very professional, supportive and had an excellent understanding of the position I was in. Without his help I wouldn't have pursued my case and would not have achieved the excellent outcome that we got. I would strongly recommend being a member of a union to support you in any problems that may occur at your workplace. Without Mark's help, I would probably be unemployed."

19th June 2019

We have recently received some amazing feedback from a member — well done Matthew and Sam! "I am writing to thank Unison and in particular my Unison representatives, Matthew Fury and Sam Alkarnaz, for all their help and support. Matthew has been instrumental in securing me back dated pay that I was entitled to. He helped me in the Management of Change restructure and rewriting my job description. He also negotiated for me a higher grade with a fair increment rise. These are all things that should have been offered by management but with Matthews help and support the process was made a lot easier and less stressful."

 

11th January 2019 — Libraries Campaign

What a great turn out today for the SOS Libraries Campaign at the Port Talbot Civic Centre. Mark Fisher and Jane Gebbie presented the Unison campaign Documents to the Leader. Let“s hope he listens and our VITAL libraries are kept OPEN for GOOD.

         

 


24th October:- 

NEATH PORT TALBOT COUNCIL WORKERS PETITION WELSH ASSEMBLY

Workers employed by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council have today (Tuesday) delivered a petition to the Welsh Assembly, warning public services in the authority are at breaking point.

UNISON’s Neath Port Talbot (NPT) branch organised the petition to highlight the damage being wrought by severe UK government spending cuts on local services. The trade union says the council faces further drastic cuts in funding, projected to be over £100 million by 2020.

UNISON Neath Port Talbot branch is appealing to the Welsh government to come to the aid of their local authority and all councils across Wales with fairer funding.

Mark Fisher, UNISON Neath Port Talbot branch chair said
“UNISON has been warning that quality public services are at risk as a result of UK government led austerity cuts.

“Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council is in a desperate situation, as are all local authorities in Wales.

“Our local community will be scarred by the projected further £100million of cuts and we urgently need the Welsh government to provide councils with fairer funding. Without this extra funding, councils will be looking at how to save money, potentially threatening non-statutory services and jobs.”

Last month UNISON gathered local MPs, AMs and councillors at the NPT Civic Centre, Port Talbot for a ‘Stop Taking our Public Services’ event so the politicians could hear from employees of the local authority about the dire situation.