Welcome to UNISON Wakefield MDC

The Wakefield Metropolitan District of UNISON has approximately 9,000 members and whilst the majority of those members are organised across WMDC we also have members organised amongst over 80 other employers.

These members also deliver key services to the public, some of these members are from the Meat Hygiene Service, Colleges, Probation, West Yorkshire Joint Services, the Voluntary Sector, Housing Associations, the caring fields, Wakefield & District Housing, car parks and areas of education other than the LEA to name but a few.


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Worried about paying your winter fuel bill? Help is on hand (17/12/14)

Winter fuel help

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried
about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills.

Help is on hand
“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on
low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £40.

To apply download the APPLICATION FORM or
simply contact your UNISON branch office.

  • Everyone that applies will receive a booklet giving information about other help that may be available and how to reduce your fuel costs in the future.
  • There is a limited amount in the winter fuel grants fund and once exhausted no further awards can be made. Priority will be given to those who have not previously applied.
  • Your application must be received no later than 13 February 2015. Applications will then be processed and decisions communicated over the following few weeks.

Wakefield charity workers vote to strike over massive pay cuts (17/01/14)

Low paid UNISON members working as Support Workers and Senior Support workers for Choice Support in Wakefield have voted to strike over cuts to their pay and conditions.
Choice Support which prides its self on being a ‘leading social care charity’ has operated the supported living contract which is commissioned by Wakefield Council for several years.
They were recently successful in their bid to run the contract for a further 3 years with a possible extension of 2 years.

The effects of these cuts will leave members facing severe hardship with real term cuts of thousands of pounds annually.

The same members who provide a vital service to some of the most vulnerable in society, whose jobs are already both physically and mentally challenging, are now being told they must do it for even less money, and on worse terms and conditions.

To add further insult, Choice Support has informed UNISON members that if they don’t agree to the draconian cuts, they will serve them with notices of dismissal to take place before the end of March 2014, when they will be offered re-engagement on worse terms and conditions.

Choice Support is not a charity that is in financial difficulty.

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There for you (UNISON Welfare)

There for you (UNISON Welfare) is UNISON's own registered charity offering a unique confidential service supplying advice and support just for UNISON members and their families

Financial Advice: If you are a member and you are experiencing financial difficulties, whatever the circumstances, There for You can offer you support.

Wellbeing Breaks: Wellbeing breaks can provide welcome relief from stress and respite from difficult circumstances. We can help you towards the costs of a break, depending on your financial situation.

General advice: There for You provides a confidential service for members over the phone or in person if you are experiencing personal difficulties.

UNISON Debtline: The service is available to all our members to help you manage money and deal with debt. We offer free confidential advice to help you clear your debts..