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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UN Anti-Racism March Saturday 16 March

As cities march across the world to mark UN anti-racism day, join them to say #NoRacismNoFascism Racism and fascism is on the rise. The Trump Presidency has inspired a wave of racism and the growth of the far right around the world. In Britain, a new far-right street movement is attempting to take advantage of …

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Unanimous support to CSA’s fight for grade justice

Sandwell’s AGM gave a unanimous vote in support of the industrial action ballot by Customer Service Assistants working in the Locals. The ballot for action short of strike action, i.e. a work to rule, will be progressed together with Unite the Union, so that CSA’s can fight for the grade they deserve. A meeting of …

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Rouse, Ye Women!

The Midlands TUC are have sponsored the above play about the Cradley Heath chainmakers in Netherton on Thursday 7 March. Sandwell General UNISON has sponsored the same nationwide play at Cradley Heath Library on Thursday 18 April, a building that was there in 1910, when the chainmakers went on strike and marched around the Town. …

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AGM to support CSA’s fight for grade justice?

At the Sandwell General UNISON AGM, held on Thursday 28 February, members will get to vote on a motion that calls for the Branch to support Customer Service Assistants (CSA’s) working in the Neighbourhood Offices (Locals), in their campaign to be paid for what they do. Despite management agreeing with their re-grade claim they have …

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Come to Your Union’s AGM 28 February

Sandwell UNISON invites all members to come along to our AGM which takes place Thursday 28 February 5:45pm Buffet refreshments from 5:00pm – meet up with former Sandwell colleagues At Christchurch CofE Primary school, Albert Street, Oldbury (behind the Court of Requests pub) Agenda includes: Guest Speaker invited Officers for 2019 Motions Free Prize draw …

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School Members Ballot

UNISON’s 250,000 school members (alongside the Teacher trade unions) are set to receive a consultative ballot against the impact of the cuts in our schools. UNISON knows that the cuts have hit you with job losses and extra work. The UNISON consultative ballot opened on 22 January and will be undertaken by email – giving …

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2019 Pay Deal Agreed with Sandwell Council

April 2019 will see the implementation of the new nationally agreed pay award for Sandwell Council employees (including schools maintained by Sandwell MBC). UNISON has been negotiating with Sandwell Council over how the new proposals can be implemented at local level to ensure fairness and equality. During the negotiations UNISON raised concern about the number …

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A Thank You to UNISON

Sandwell UNISON has sponsored a potential future medal winner who is the son of a Branch steward. Ben was selected to represent GB after a series of selection races held back in March 2018. He managed to secure places on the GB team in both his K1 and his C1. Ben paddled both boats in Ivrea …

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FSA Consultative ballot result – WM Region

89% of members working for the Foods Standards Agency across the West Midlands voted to reject the employers pay offer, with 11% voting to accept. Thanks to all those members that returned consultative ballot papers over the Xmas period.    

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FSA Members to be balloted over 1.5% pay offer

Ballot papers to FSA members have been issued as part of the national consultative ballot over the pay offer from the FSA. The national recommendation is to reject the pay offer for 2018/19. If you work for the FSA and have not received a ballot paper over the festive period, then please call the Branch …

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