Time to Fix the Dispute at Sandwell Leisure Trust

Today, Thursday 15 July, UNISON leafletted the ward of Cabinet member for Finance, Wasim Ali, in just two hours – calling upon him to fix the dispute at Sandwell Leisure Trust. The leisure centres remain council controlled and a Labour Council should not tolerate an organisation using  ‘fire and rehire’ to forcibly remove staff from …

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NHS is 73 years old – Sign the UNISON Open Letter to Boris Johnson

All eyes on Boris: open letter to the PM on NHS pay | Article, News | News | UNISON National Offering just a 1% pay award when RPI inflation is 3.3% represents a real pay cut. This is no way to say thank you to staff in the NHS. Please sign and urge your friends …

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Get help with school uniform costs this summer

Struggling to make ends meet? Worried about back to school costs? Help is at hand We have set up a fund to help UNISON members on low incomes with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of £50 per child up to a maximum of £150 per family. To apply, download the application …

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Strike Against Fire and Rehire Disrupts Leisure Services

The strike by UNISON members at Sandwell Leisure Trust severely disrupted services at Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre on 25 June. Support from the public was strong on all picket lines with many refusing to attend Smethwick Swimming Baths in support of staff fighting being fired and rehired. Support was also received from …

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Protest Outside Aquatic Centre Calls Upon Council to Fix the Dispute

Around 40 people joined the UNISON protest rally outside the construction site of the new £73million Aquatic Centre in Sandwell, being built for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The protest rally was called to highlight the unnecessary and unjust fire and rehire of all staff undertaken by the organisation set to run the new Aquatic Centre, …

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Video for Protest and Strike at Sandwell Leisure Trust

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UNISON Protest Rally Against Fire and Rehire Tuesday 22 June

The fire and rehire of staff at Sandwell Leisure Trust was totally unjustified. Done for financial reasons, Sandwell Leisure Trust began the pandemic with £4million in reserves. 15 months later they still have £3.9million in reserves. Hardly a cash strapped organisation. Saving just £100,000 in the first year of moving away from the national NJC …

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Strike at Sandwell Leisure Trust 25 June

UNISON members working for Sandwell Leisure Trust will undertake another day of strike action on Friday 25 June. The industrial action is against Sandwell Leisure Trust’s fire and rehire to remove all staff from the national NJC negotiating body on pay, terms and conditions. Sandwell Leisure Trust’s promise not to change any terms and conditions …

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NJC Pay 2021 Update

The NJC Executive met on Wednesday 9 June to discuss the Employers’ offer of a 1.5% pay increase for 2021. UNISON’s negotiating team made it very clear that in the context of our claim, the years of real terms pay cuts and the work done by our members throughout Covid, the 1.5% was an insult. …

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2021/22 NJC Pay Offer

The employers for council workers and school support staff have finally made a pay offer that was due on 1 April 2021. “The National Employers wish to make the following one-year offer: • With effect from 1 April 2021, an increase of 1.50 per cent on all NJC pay points 1 and above • Completion …

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