Tony Barnsley

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Ballot for Action at Serco in Sandwell

On 24 June UNISON’s formal industrial action ballot at Serco in Sandwell begins. This follows a 96% vote for a formal industrial action ballot on a 82% turnout, after UNISON members rejected the 8% pay offer from Serco. RPI rate of inflation in May was 11.7% and forecast to rise to 15%. Therefore, 8% still …

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As petrol prices rocket – Mileage Claim from Joint Trade Unions

Joint Trade Union mileage As prices and petrol continue to increase the Joint Trade Unions have submitted a claim to Sandwell MBC for an increase to mileage rates from 45p per mile to 80p per mile. The attached claim also requests for staff working from home to be able to claim for journey’s where they …

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2022 TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival

Mary Macarthur Gardens, Cradley Heath, B64 5BG | July 2 | 11.00-17.30 The 2022 TUC Women Chainmakers’ Festival will be back in person this year at Mary Macarthur Gardens in Cradley Heath after a two year break due to Covid-19. As ever, the event will be a family friendly day with music, street theatre, debates, stalls …

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Sandwell Delegates make impact at UNISON Conference

Sandwell delegates at UNISON conference are making an impact. Read Local government delegates discuss how to improve organising | News | News | UNISON National smart

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2022-23 NJC Pay Claim Submitted

The Joint Trade Unions representing council workers and school support staff have submitted the following pay claim for 2022/23. Our claim is for: • A substantial increase with a minimum of £2,000 or the current rate of RPI – whichever is greater – on all spinal column points. In addition: • A Covid-19 recognition payment …

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Congratulations to UNISON members at Sandwell Leisure Trust

After a 20 month long dispute against being fired and rehired to remove staff from national NJC pay, Sandwell Leisure Trust on Friday 13th May announced that they would be returning staff to national NJC pay. Congratulations to all UNISON members who showed the resolve and determination to keep on fighting for 20 months and …

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Strike Shuts Leisure Centres Across Sandwell

UNISON members working for Sandwell Leisure Trust, alongside our sister unions GMB and Unite, were solid on the 10 May strike for better pay and a return to national NJC pay. Picket lines were busy at the centres targeted with Haden Hill, Tipton Leisure, Smethwick Baths, Portway Lifestyle Centre and Wednesbury Leisure Centre all being …

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10 May Strike at Sandwell Leisure Centres

After all 280 staff at Sandwell Leisure Trust were fired and rehired to remove them from national pay there is now a local dispute on pay. UNISON members are set to take strike action on 10th May, alongside members of sister trade unions GMB and Unite in support of a 10% pay claim or a …

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UNISON Elections

UNISON members working in local government will soon receive ballot papers to elect representatives to the national body called the Service Group Executive. This body meets during the year and acts as the governing body for the local government sector. Sandwell General Branch has nominated David Hughes from the Birmingham Branch for the seat up …

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Sandwell UNISON in Solidarity with Ukraine Against the War

The Branch Committee voted unanimously to show solidarity with the victims of the war in Ukraine, calling upon the Government to do more to support refugees fleeing the death and destruction. It also agreed to support anti-war protests in Russia, Ukraine and in the UK too, as well as donate £500 to the Disasters Emergency …

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