What’s happening to your 2023/24 NJC pay award?

STOP PRESS – The 2023/24 NJC pay award was agreed 1 November – see post above The Joint Trade Unions met today (19 September) to discuss the 2023/24 NJC pay offer. UNISON was quite clear – given the small number of employers where we secured a mandate to take industrial action, UNISON is arguing to …

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Parking Charge Concession Won

When the Council proposed to increase parking charges that saw those needing a weekly pass to pay a staggering £600 per year outside West Brom and an unbelievable £1,200 per year in West Bromwich, UNISON quickly organised a petition to present to the Council Leader. In little over a week we collected 300 signatures despite …

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NJC Pay Ballot Results – with update

The results on the disaggregated strike ballot to fight for a better pay deal for 2023/24 are as follows:- Sandwell MBC – 69% of UNISON members voted for strike action on a 37% turnout. Sandwell Childrens Trust – 79% of UNISON members voted for strike action on a 46.5% turnout. Sandwell Leisure Trust – 87% …

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UNISON members at Serco Accept 8.5%

The latest offer from Serco in the dispute over this years pay award has been accepted by UNISON members. UNISON members voted to accept an 8.5% pay award, backdated to April.

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Celebrating a historic strike victory in Cradley Heath

Sandwell General UNISON Branch banner proudly displayed to celebrate the women chainmakers’ of Cradley Heath winning a strike in 1910 to win the first minimum wage in Britain and at the same time doubling their wages. The legacy of the National Federation of Women Workers and the brilliant leadership of Mary Macarthur lives on to …

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Time is running out to Vote in the NJC pay ballot

Have you and your colleagues posted back your vote on whether you want to strike to try and win a better pay offer? Prices continue to rise and the latest RPI inflation figure is 11.3%. The continued rises in interest rates will hit many, both mortgage owners and renters, hard. UNISON has emailed, phoned and …

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Car Parking Charges going up?

Sandwell’s Cabinet approved a revised paper (not quite as bad as the first one) on Wednesday which increases car parking charges throughout the Borough. The increased charges are still a significant increase. However, the approved report also included charges for 1,2,3,4,5 days a week on named days which could prove beneficial to anyone currently able …

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UNISON Online Rally for Better Pay in local government

See the West Midlands online rally for the NJC pay ballot to try and win better pay for UNISON members working in schools and local government. (8) Facebook If you want to attend a meeting in person then UNISON is supporting a Joint Trade Union meeting at Sandwell Council House on Wednesday 7 June, 1pm …

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UNISON Members at Serco Reject 7.5%

UNISON members at Serco have unanimously rejected a latest improved pay offer of 7.5%. The offer is still below RPI inflation of 11.4% and therefore represents a pay cut in real terms. Furthermore the offer comes with strings which include working bank holidays. UNISON will be demanding further talks with management before the dispute escalates …

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Your NJC Voting Envelope looks like this

Vote YES to strike action to fight for better pay. Vote NO if you wish to accept the pay offer. Please use your vote and post back today. smart

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