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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2024’s NJC Pay Claim Consultation

UNISON is consulting members on the proposed pay claim for 2024/25. UNISON’s national NJC Committee proposes that the 2024/25 pay claim is for: 1. An increase of 10% or £3,000, whichever is the greater 2. A commitment to reach a minimum rate of pay of £15 an hour over the next two years, with a …

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Branch Wins Communications Award

The Branch were joint winners of UNISON’s regional awards for Communications 2023.

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Stars in Our Schools Winners 2023

#starsinourschools Stars in Our Schools is when UNISON recognises the hard work, dedication and valued contribution all support staff make to our schools in Sandwell. This year UNISON received a total of 159 nominations. However, two nominations really stood out and a decision has been made to award two joint winners, Julie Belsten, from Yew …

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Branch backs calls for a Ceasefire

Branch Committee of stewards and branch officers backed calls for a ceasefire in Gaza and agreed to make a £350 donation to the charity recommended by UNISON nationally – Medical Aid for Palestinians. Your Branch Committee re-confirmed it’s long standing policy of opposing all forms of racism, including Islamophobia and antisemitism. As the number of …

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2023/24 NJC Pay Award Agreed

The NJC pay award for 2023/24 has finally been agreed. See official confirmation at the bottom of this article. UNISON wanted to agree this award earlier but waited for our sister trade unions to conclude their ballots. The offer of £1,925 on all pay points or 3.88% after pay point 42 (pro-rata for part-time staff) …

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Sandwell UNISON Champions 2023

On Wednesday 18 October Sandwell’s Mayor, Bill Gavan, presented Sandwell UNISON’s Champions Award 2023 in a surprise visit to staff working for Sandwell Children’s Trust at the Wellman Building in Oldbury. On presenting the award the Mayor said, “Congratulations to Family Solutions Team and Family Group Conference Team at Sandwell Children’s Trust on winning Sandwell …

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Stars In Sandwell Schools 2023

Friday 24 November is the day when UNISON celebrates the huge contribution of support staff to our children’s education. The aim of the celebration day is to showcase and bring attention to the vital work support staff do, every day, to help children progress, keep them safe and healthy and keep schools running smoothly. There …

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