Welcome to UNISON’s website for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Branch. We have over 4,000 members and our team are committed to getting you the best outcome possible. As a campaigning branch you will see us out in workplaces across the borough, supporting local events and organising to secure the rights of all our members in Rotherham.

LGPS - sign the petition

Pension petition

Local Government Pension Scheme - Sign the Petition (15/07/11)

We request your help with a Parliamentary petition we set up about the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Over 86,000 people like you have already signed it. Please join them today, it takes just 30 seconds to do so. If we don’t get 100,000 signatures by September we will have missed the opportunity for a debate in the House of Commons

Please sign the petition here.

What’s the problem?

The government has announced plans to force individual Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) funds to invest in UK infrastructure projects. This is instead of direct government funding of important projects – even if it doesn’t give the best return for LGPS members’ pensions.

UNISON is not against LGPS funds investing in infrastructure, but we believe that investment decisions should be made by the fund managers and their members, not government ministers. Such a significant change to pension funds should be debated in Parliament.

Some five million people rely on the Local Government Pension Scheme to pay their pension. This is why UNISON has launched the petition calling for a parliamentary debate on the matter and is asking you to sign it today.

Even if you are not a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme, please take the time to sign this important petition. If this proposal does go ahead, it could have much wider implications for members of other pension schemes and could affect you and your own pension in the future.

Best wishes

John Cafferty


News headlines

Branch opening times (trial period) (03/02/14)

Please note the new Branch opening times as from Monday 2 February 2015.  This is for a trial period only and will be reviewed after 3 months.

MONDAY 10:00 HRS – 16:00 HRS
TUESDAY 10:00 HRS – 16:00 HRS
THURSDAY 10:00 HRS – 16:00 HRS
FRIDAY 10:00 HRS – 16:00 HRS


Generous UNISON members help Rotherham foodbank (02/10/14)

Foodbank photo

Pic: Joint Branch Secretary Ruth Askwith and Convenor Sharon Cakebread with the food donations

Generous UNISON members help Rotherham foodbank

UNISON members answered the call to help the local foodbank after it was targeted by burglars. The Rotherham foodbank was ransacked and 60% of its food stock was stolen. UNISON held a collection outside Riverside House and was overwhelmed by the response. Members donated enough food to fill 60 bags, which have now been delivered to the foodbank.

Rotherham foodbank provides much needed support to some of the town's most vulnerable families. So far this year, the Foodbank has helped almost 1,500 people in the town, including over 460 children. We are pleased that, through our members' generosity, we have been able to get the foodbank back up and running.


Update your membership details - draw to win £50 vouchers (28/03/14)

For all existing members who update their personal details during March/ April 2014 they will be entered in to a draw to win £50 of ‘M & S’ vouchers.

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Please return completed forms to UNISON Rotherham, Freepost RRJH-AGLL-EKHE, Lawrence House, Downs Row, Rotherham, S60 2HD


Branch Rules and Constitution (25/09/12)

The new Branch Rules and Constitution has been published. You can find it here...


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