Tony Barnsley

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Serco members reject 3.5%

UNISON members working for Serco in Sandwell have overwhelmingly rejected a 3.5% pay offer by over 90% in a consultative ballot. Unless a better offer is forthcoming from Serco, a formal ballot for industrial action will take place. It would be regrettable for all if industrial action once again hits Sandwell’s Refuse depot.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/serco-members-reject-3-5/

UNISON members accept Sandwell College Pay Offer

UNISON members voted over 4 to 1 to accept Sandwell College’s 2024-25 pay offer of 5% on all pay points, plus an uplift in the mileage rate from 40p per mile to 50p per mile. This pay award should be in staff pay from 1 August 2024.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/unison-members-accept-sandwell-college-pay-offer/

2024-25 NJC Pay Offer

The employers have finally made an offer for local government and school support staff, due from 1 April 2024. The offer is for £1,290 on all pay points up to pay point 43 and thereafter 2.5%. For the full offer from the employers please see the attached letter. Emps to NJC TUs pay offer 16May24 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/2024-25-njc-pay-offer/

Vote on Sandwell College Pay Offer 2024/25

UNISON members at Sandwell College are voting on this years pay offer after negotiations with College management, alongside the UCU, concluded. The offer being put out to vote is for a 5% increase on all pay points, plus an increase in mileage from 40p to 50p per mile. These increases are due to commence from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/vote-on-sandwell-college-pay-offer-2024-25/

Sandwell Shows Solidarity on International Workers’ Day

On 1st May UNISON Officers and activists collected for Medical Aid for Palestinians, the charity recommended by UNISON nationally. From outside the Council House in Oldbury and the Wellman Building we collected £311.96 and was well  received. For those who had no cash and want to donate direct this is the link to the website …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/sandwell-shows-solidarity-on-international-workers-day/

UNISON members reject Serco’s pay offer

UNISON members in Sandwell voted 94% to reject a below inflation 3% pay offer. Talks around the pay offer continue and we will update when any further offer is out for consultation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/unison-members-reject-sercos-pay-offer/

Why council workers and school support staff deserve 10% or £3,000 pay rise

Please read the attached PowerPoint presentation on why our claim of 10% or £3,000 is justified. UNISON-NJC-2024-PPT-for-branches

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/why-council-workers-and-school-support-staff-deserve-10-or-3000-pay-rise/

Sandwell College 2024/25 Pay Claim

A joint UCU and UNISON pay claim has been submitted to Sandwell College for 2024/25. The claim is for 10% on all pay points and includes a request to increase car mileage rates to 55p per mile. The 55p per mile mileage rate would then match Sandwell Council’s. The claim of 10% has been made …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/sandwell-college-2024-25-pay-claim/

UNISON AGM Celebrates 50 Years of Sandwell

For the first time at a UNISON AGM the Council Leader, Kerrie Carmichael, and Mayor, Bill Gavan were invited to attend and celebrate 50 years of Sandwell. That’s 50 years of providing services to make Sandwell a better place to live for all its residents. In front of a full council chamber they met former …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/unison-agm-celebrates-50-years-of-sandwell/

2024/25 NJC Pay Claim Submitted

The NJC pay claim has been submitted to the employers. It is as follows:- An increase of at least £3,000 or 10% (whichever is greater) on all spinal column points In addition: Reviews of the gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps in local government A 2-hour reduction in the working week with no detriment An …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandwellunison.co.uk/2024-25-njc-pay-claim-submitted/