Speakers at 2 AGM Meetings 7th March

The annual general meeting of Sandwell General Branch takes place on Tuesday 7th March over two meetings At the 1pm meeting the guest speaker is Warinder Juss from Thompsons Solicitors. A free buffet for members will be available from 12:45pm. At the 7:30pm meeting the guest speaker is Doug Morgan from the NEU speaking about …

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2023 Pay Claim at Serco in Sandwell

The Joint Trade Unions at Serco in Sandwell have met to agree the pay claim for 2023. The 2023 pay claim submitted is:- 15% increase on all grades Annual Leave Increase – Harmonise employees in line with NJC so all staff receive the same leave Increase in Sick Pay – Harmonise all employees in line …

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Branch Nominations to the NEC

Elections to the NEC (National Executive Council), which is the democratic body that oversees the union, begin on 17 April and end 19 May. Ballot papers will be delivered to your home address. Sandwell General UNISON branch has nominated the following candidates for the following seats:- West Midlands Female seats – Mandy Buckley and Caroline …

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2023 NJC Pay Claim Submitted

All three NJC trade unions have agreed a pay claim for 2023 and submitted it to the employers. The claim for 2023 is for RPI inflation plus 2%, based on a Treasury forecast for RPI being 10.7% for the year, meaning the claim is for 12.7% on all pay points. The RPI rate of inflation …

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UNISON advice on school strikes by NEU

The NEU teachers’ union are taking their first day of strike action on 1st February for a better 2022/23 pay deal than the one imposed. Whilst UNISON members voted to accept the 2022/23 pay offer made to school support staff and council workers, it is important not to undermine any industrial action by a sister …

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Sandwell UNISON AGM Tuesday 7th March

Want to know the latest from your trade union, including the latest on the pay claim for 2023? Then come along to your union’s annual general meeting at one of the times below. Sandwell General Annual General Meeting 2023 Tuesday 7th March, 1pm and 7:30pm Council Chamber at Oldbury Council House All members welcome 1pm …

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New Mileage and Subsistence Rates Negotiated

Unions have negotiated better rates for mileage at Sandwell MBC. From 1 January 2023 the mileage rate claimable will increase from 45p per mile to 55p per mile. Subsistence rates for anyone required to work away from home will also increase from the current unrealistic rates to ones that bear some resemblance to reality. They …

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Local Service Champions 2022

#ChampionsDay. Congratulations to the Sandwell Enquiry Team for being the first ever winner of UNISON’s local service champions award. Sandwell Enquiry is the front-line service for Adult Social Care, taking all the calls from residents and referring them to the appropriate professional support the resident needs. The work at Enquiry is non-stop and it is …

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Extra Bank Holiday for 2023

The Government has announced an additional bank holiday for the Coronation of the King on Monday 8th May. Below is an extract of a letter that has been sent to each Chief Executive from the National Joint Council “Dear Chief Executive, The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and updated Green Book Part 4.12 …

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Stars in Our Schools Winners

Stars in Our Schools is when UNISON, the public service union, recognises the hard work, dedication and valued contribution all support staff make to our schools in Sandwell. This year Sandwell UNISON selected an overall individual winner and a team winner. Pictured is Pam Mall from Burnt Tree Primary School being given her award by …

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