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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

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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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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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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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2024/25 NJC Pay Claim and the AGM

The NJC pay claim for 2024/25 is hopefully being submitted to the employers by the end of the week. We are still awaiting the viewpoint from one of our sister trade unions before finalising the joint trade union pay claim. Hopefully, we will be able to feedback details of this at our AGM on Tuesday …

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Serco Pay Claim 2024 Submitted

The Joint Trade Unions at Serco in Sandwell have submitted the following pay claim for this year as follows:- 8% pay increase across all elements of pay Harmonisation regarding annual leave in line with ex local authority employees Harmonisation regarding sick pay in line with ex local authority employees Negotiations with Serco are about to …

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2024 Mary Macarthur Lecture Friday 22 March

2024 Mary Macarthur Lecture – Fran Heathcote Council Chambers, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street Oldbury B69 3DB | Fri 22 March | 7.30pm Reserve your place at this year’s Mary Macarthur Lecture and hear from the new PCS General Secretary Fran Heathcote. The Mary Macarthur Lecture is an opportunity for leading women to outline the challenges they see facing …

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Sandwell’s NJC 2024 Pay Claim Consultative Vote Results

Thanks to all members covered by NJC pay who responded to the electronic consultative vote for the proposed pay claim for 2024/25. The proposed claim is for:- An increase of 10% or £3,000, whichever is the greater  A commitment to reach a minimum rate of pay of £15 an hour over the next two years, …

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Protest to Defend Your Right to Strike 27 January

Being able to organise at work and be part of an independent trade union is a hallmark of living in a free society. So too is the right to withdraw your labour. Without this right we do not live in a free society. The UK has the most restrictive laws across Europe for being able …

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Sandwell UNISON’s AGM Tuesday 5th March

All members are invited to the 2024 Annual General Meeting of Sandwell General UNISON Branch on Tuesday 5th March. Invites will be mailed early in the New Year. There are two opportunities to attend. Either at lunchtime between 1pm and 2pm, where a free buffet will be available for members from 12:45pm. Or at 7:30pm. …

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