Sandwell UNISON AGM 3rd March to be held in person

The Annual General Meeting for Sandwell General UNISON Branch will be held in person in the Council Chamber at Sandwell Council House from 5:45pm. Unfortunately, due to COVID measures we are unable to provide the usual buffet and refreshments. However, if quorate, we will hold our prize draw for attendees where the lucky winners receive:- …

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Strike and Rally for SLT Staff Thursday 24 February

A UNISON rally will be held on the same day members at Sandwell Leisure Trust take to the picket lines for a sixth day of industrial action.  The rally will take place on Thursday 24 February at 12.45pm outside Sandwell Council House in Oldbury. UNISON has been in dispute at Sandwell Leisure Trust for over …

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Despite News on Sandwell Leisure Trust, UNISON action continues

UNISON welcomes the decision by Sandwell Council not to renew a contract with an organisation that uses fire and rehire practices on its staff to remove them from national pay, terms and conditions. UNISON is pleased that the Labour Council has applied Labour values of being against fire and rehire. However, our members are yet …

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NJC Pay 2021 Update

We have received a number of enquiries asking for an update on the NJC local government pay dispute for 2021, and when the dispute is likely to be settled. As you will know from letters sent to your home address, our recent industrial action ballot in England and Wales produced a 70% ‘yes’ vote for …

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Sandwell Strike Receives Support

The strike on 28 January at Sandwell Leisure Trust over fire and rehire received widespread support. UNISON members at Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre were on the picket line. John Spellar – Labour MP for Warley turned up to show his support at Portway. So too did Labour Councillors Bob Piper, Caroline Owen …

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Sandwell Leisure Trust UNISON members take further strike action in row over contracts

Sandwell Leisure Trust employees to take further strike action in row over contracts, says UNISON Workers at Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre are to take a further day of strike action on Friday (28 January), in what has become the longest running industrial dispute in Sandwell’s history, says UNISON. Staff represented by the union …

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Sandwell UNISON AGM Thursday 3rd March

All Branch members are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Sandwell General UNISON Branch. Members will receive a formal invite by post. At this meeting you will receive reports from Branch Officers, hear the election results for Branch Officers in the year ahead and discuss/debate any motions submitted. The guest speaker this year is …

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Use your vote for better pay

As prices continue to rise (RPI inflation rate is now 7.1%) and are predicted to rise further, this years pay offer of just 1.75% looks more pathetic as the months go by. In real terms this is another pay cut on top of the already huge real term losses in pay local government and school …

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Pickets outside Leisure Centres once more

Pickets were outside Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre 14 December 2021 on the fourth one-day strike at Sandwell Leisure Trust over their fire and rehire to remove staff away from national pay, terms and conditions. The dispute is now over 12 months old and is the longest running dispute in Sandwell’s history. It …

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Use Your Vote in NJC Ballot

With RPI inflation reaching 6% and prices continuing to rise the NJC pay offer of 1.75% represents another real pay cut on top of the 25% reduction in local government pay since 2010. Enough is enough. Make sure you use your vote and post it. Unless there is a response rate of over 50% then …

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