Fantastic Offer for Apprentices

If you are an Apprentice you can join Sandwell General UNISON Branch for just £10 for the whole year. Furthermore if you join and return the attached slip to Sandwell UNISON at West Bromwich Town Hall, Lodge Road, B70 8DY then we will send you a £25 one4all gift card. By becoming a member of …

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Austerity is Over…Time for a Pay Rise

In clear pre-General Election campaign mode, the Conservative Government has announced the end of austerity and turned the spending taps back on for the public sector, after almost a decade of huge cuts.  This welcome change will be a relief to our struggling NHS, to social care and to our schools that are in financial …

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UNISON Money Talk Newsletter

See the latest newsletter from Lighthouse Financial Advice – a personal finance advice service available to all UNISON members. UNISON MoneyTalk Autumn 2019 Newsletter

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Are you a Star in Our Schools?

Sandwell UNISON welcomes all Sandwell schools to participate in this year’s Stars in our Schools’ event, which recognizes the brilliant work support staff undertake within our schools. The Stars in in our Schools day this year is Friday 29 November. Nominations must be received by November 15th. Applications can be submitted via email sandwellunison@btconnect.com, or …

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Pay Claim for 2020/21

UNISON, GMB and Unite have agreed to jointly claim for the following pay award for 2020/21. The NJC Pay Claim 2020-21 A real living wage of £10 per hour for NJC SCP 1 A 10% increase on all other NJC/GLPC pay points In addition: 1 day increase to the minimum annual leave entitlement 2 hour …

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UNISON Launches Campaign to Celebrate Local Government Workers

UNISON will launch a local services champions day on 17 October. A film illustrating local government’s importance to daily life can be seen here. https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2019/06/unison-launches-campaign-celebrate-local-government-workers/  Council services continue to be cut. Years of austerity have taken their toll, reducing staff numbers and heaping more pressure on those who remain. According to Local Government Association estimates, councils across …

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Celebrate our history made in Cradley Heath – Saturday 6 July

chainmakers flyer2019 Come to the only festival in Europe that celebrates women workers’ winning a strike, that doubled their wages, establishing a minimum wage for the first time in British history. And it takes place in Cradley Heath on Saturday 6 July – The Chainmakers’ Festival 2019. The family friendly festival will this year take …

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Public Sector Exit Payment Cap Update and Response

Government issues new proposals for implementing the £95k cap on exit payments. After a long delay (where many of us hoped this issue had permanently gone away), the Westminster government has published a new consultation on draft regulations that will enact the absolute cap on all exit payments in the Public Sector. The draft regulations …

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Victory to Birmingham Home Carers

Message from UNISON’s Regional Secretary, Ravi Subramanian “The Homecare Workers Won – the Council have withdrawn all of their proposals! Yep, you read that right. After 18 months in dispute (longer than the miners’ dispute in the 80s) the council have decided to take everything off the table. These 200 or so women (and about …

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Victory to CSA’s in their fight for Grade Justice

UNISON and Unite welcome the offer from Senior Management for Customer Service Assistants, the lowest paid staff working in the Neighbourhood Offices, to be paid a better grade. The unions were proud that the 20 UNISON members and 14 Unite members gave a solid 100% vote for action in their fight for grade justice. Matthew …

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New Branch Banner makes first appearances

  Sandwell General UNISON’s new Branch banner made it’s first public appearance  – fittingly at the performance of Rouse, Ye Women at Cradley Heath library on 18 April  – and also at the event marking International Workers’ Memorial Day on Friday 26 April.

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