Kirklees UNISON Christmas E-bulletin

Dear Member

Christmas is fast-approaching and we are coming to an end of a year no one will forget. Kirklees UNISON would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a Merry Christmas and our hopes that 2021 will be a happier New Year.

We know that, whilst many of our members will be able to have a well-deserved break at Christmas, there are also many of you who will not. A special thanks therefore goes out in advance to all those who will be working to deliver those services that need to continue over the festive period.

We also understand that Christmastime this year will be very different in many ways and, for some people, it may be a difficult time. We have included below this message a link to some organisations that members may wish to access should they face difficulties. Should you have a workplace issue whilst the branch office is closed then UNISON Direct’s opening hours can be found below.

We have said it before but it can never be said enough: thank you for all your have done this year to keep us safe and to keep essential public services running.

With best wishes

Kirklees UNISON


The branch office phone/email service will close at 12 noon on Thursday 24th December 2020 and re-open at 9.00 am on Monday 4th January 2021. Members requiring assistance during this time can contact UNISON Direct on 0800 0 857 857. Details of opening times can be found by clicking below.


We appreciate that it is easy to forget to let us know when contact details change. If your phone number, email address, home address or work details have changed recently and you think you might not have informed us then please do contact the branch. Alternatively, you can update your details here:

Previously the branch sent out membership cards each year but this is no longer necessary – your membership is ongoing and a new card is not needed on an annual basis. If you ever need to find out your membership number then you can simply contact the branch who will be able to assist you.


For those non-workplace matters that UNISON cannot assist with and where specialist help is needed, members may find the following organisations are able to support them:


Domestic Abuse:

Pennine Domestic Abuse Partnership –


Details of other organisations who may be able to assist can be found here: