Strike at Sandwell Leisure Trust 14 December

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More Strike Action at Sandwell Leisure Trust

UNISON members at Portway Lifestyle Centre and Tipton Leisure Centre will take strike action on Tuesday 14 December, in what now is the longest running industrial dispute in Sandwell’s history. UNISON members at these two centres voted by 85% on an 83% turnout to continue their fight against being fired and rehired to remove them …

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Stars in Our Schools Winner 2021

Congratulations to the Winner of Sandwell UNISON’s Stars in Our Schools 2021 – Ellie Sayce, Teaching assistant, Main First Aider, Therapy Dog Handler at Moat Farm Infants.   Here’s some of the things about Ellie. “ Ellie always amazes me, she has so many different roles and is amazing at each one. She juggles everything …

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UNISON Members vote to continue the fight at Sandwell Leisure Trust

Despite already being fired and rehired to remove them from national NJC pay, terms and conditions – UNISON members at two leisure centres have voted overwhelmingly to continue their fight. On an 83% turnout members voted by 85% for industrial action. UNISON has already been in official dispute with Sandwell Leisure Trust for over 12 …

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Strikes at Serco Wins Better Pay in Sandwell

Strikes at Serco in Sandwell have won an improved pay offer to all staff there. The offer is as follows:- Summary Pay offer Serco will: 1. From 1st April to 30th Sep 2021 backdate pay for all employees by 1.75%. 2. From 1st October 2021 increase pay for all employees by a further 2.25%. 3. …

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UNISON’s delegate to COP26 reports

Phased down and out at COP26 World leaders are not yet ‘sufficiently prepared’ to take the necessary decisions to cut emissions, says UNISON’s COP26 delegate Stephen Smellie As proceedings ended at COP26 late on Saturday night, the Glasgow Climate Pact joined a long list of previous agreements, arrived at by world leaders, that have failed …

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Walker Grange set to be Saved

Joint Trade Union Statement-Walker Grange The Joint Trade Unions sent the attached statement to all Cabinet members at Sandwell Council on 11 November. We have noticed on social media that politicians have already stated that the home is to be saved. This is welcome news. Public services should be provided by the public sector and …

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Tell the Chancellor to Fund Public Services – Sign the e-petition

After 10 years of austerity and now promises of ‘levelling up’, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the government are instead letting public services down. The damage to our essential services is clear to see. The NHS, social care, schools, policing and local government are all underfunded and undervalued. But we cannot let our key services be …

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Stars in Sandwell’s Schools 2021

starspostcard It has been an incredibly challenging year for all staff working in our schools. We know all staff have, and continue to, help our children learn during the dangers and difficulties of the pandemic. UNISON wants to celebrate some of the amazing things Support Staff have done in Sandwell’s schools, which is why we …

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Local Government Workers Reject Pay Offer

UNISON’s NJC Committee, representing 400,000 members in local government in England, Wales and Northern Ireland,  agreed to ballot members for industrial action over pay. UNISON members in local government were asked to vote on the employers’ pay offer of 1.75%, and 79% voted to reject it. This overwhelming majority makes clear the strength of feeling …

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