Sandwell UNISON AGM Thursday 3rd March

All Branch members are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Sandwell General UNISON Branch. Members will receive a formal invite by post. At this meeting you will receive reports from Branch Officers, hear the election results for Branch Officers in the year ahead and discuss/debate any motions submitted. The guest speaker this year is …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/sandwell-unison-agm-thursday-3rd-march/

Use your vote for better pay

As prices continue to rise (RPI inflation rate is now 7.1%) and are predicted to rise further, this years pay offer of just 1.75% looks more pathetic as the months go by. In real terms this is another pay cut on top of the already huge real term losses in pay local government and school …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/use-your-vote-for-better-pay/

Pickets outside Leisure Centres once more

Pickets were outside Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre 14 December 2021 on the fourth one-day strike at Sandwell Leisure Trust over their fire and rehire to remove staff away from national pay, terms and conditions. The dispute is now over 12 months old and is the longest running dispute in Sandwell’s history. It …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/pickets-outside-leisure-centres-once-more/

Use Your Vote in NJC Ballot

With RPI inflation reaching 6% and prices continuing to rise the NJC pay offer of 1.75% represents another real pay cut on top of the 25% reduction in local government pay since 2010. Enough is enough. Make sure you use your vote and post it. Unless there is a response rate of over 50% then …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/use-your-vote-in-njc-ballot/

Strike at Sandwell Leisure Trust 14 December

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/strike-at-sandwell-leisure-trust-14-december/

More Strike Action at Sandwell Leisure Trust

UNISON members at Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre will take strike action on Tuesday 14 December, in what now is the longest running industrial dispute in Sandwell’s history. UNISON members at these two centres voted by 85% on an 83% turnout to continue their fight against being fired and rehired to remove them …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/more-strike-action-at-sandwell-leisure-trust/

Stars in Our Schools Winner 2021

Congratulations to the Winner of Sandwell UNISON’s Stars in Our Schools 2021 – Ellie Sayce, Teaching assistant, Main First Aider, Therapy Dog Handler at Moat Farm Infants.   Here’s some of the things about Ellie. “ Ellie always amazes me, she has so many different roles and is amazing at each one. She juggles everything …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/stars-in-our-schools-winner-2021/

UNISON Members vote to continue the fight at Sandwell Leisure Trust

Despite already being fired and rehired to remove them from national NJC pay, terms and conditions – UNISON members at two leisure centres have voted overwhelmingly to continue their fight. On an 83% turnout members voted by 85% for industrial action. UNISON has already been in official dispute with Sandwell Leisure Trust for over 12 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/unison-members-vote-to-continue-the-fight-at-sandwell-leisure-trust/

Strikes at Serco Wins Better Pay in Sandwell

Strikes at Serco in Sandwell have won an improved pay offer to all staff there. The offer is as follows:- Summary Pay offer Serco will: 1. From 1st April to 30th Sep 2021 backdate pay for all employees by 1.75%. 2. From 1st October 2021 increase pay for all employees by a further 2.25%. 3. …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/strikes-at-serco-wins-better-pay-in-sandwell/

UNISON’s delegate to COP26 reports

Phased down and out at COP26 World leaders are not yet ‘sufficiently prepared’ to take the necessary decisions to cut emissions, says UNISON’s COP26 delegate Stephen Smellie As proceedings ended at COP26 late on Saturday night, the Glasgow Climate Pact joined a long list of previous agreements, arrived at by world leaders, that have failed …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/unisons-delegate-to-cop26-reports/