2 May 2012
There were free booklets available to browse on topics as diverse as: stress and bullying, cancer, diet and exercise and maintaining a healthy heart. DVDs on healthy living and performing basic emergency techniques also proved popular. Members were encouraged to complete the branch’s stress survey in August.
The branch also set up stalls on wider union-related topics, such as our forums for black and disabled members, women and PROUD.
Laptops allowed members to view the Union History website and find out how much longer they would have to work, how much extra they would have to pay and how much they would lose in retirement income under the government’s pension proposals.
The event culminated in an excellent talk by Dr Louise Raw, author of ‘Striking a Light’, about the Bryant and May matchwomen and their place in history.
Members were encouraged to consider becoming health and safety reps or union distributors – an ideal way to find out more about the branch.