Changes to Working Patterns - Successful Outcome to the Joint TU Dispute

branch-squareAs part of the new contract the council moved from nine to two working patterns and employees should have been assimilated onto the pattern that most closely reflected the working pattern they were on prior to 1 April 2017. However, many members contacted us about their working patterns being changed and UNISON together with Unite and GMB objected to these changed and lodged a dispute.  Please see newletter below for full details.

pdfSuccessful Outcome to Working Patterns Dispute

NJC Pay Claim 2018

pay-squareNJC PAY CLAIM 2018

UNISON together with Unite and the GMB have submitted a joint pay claim for the majority of council and school workers covered by the National Joint Council (NJC) Green Book Collective Agreement. The claim includes the deletion of NJC Spinal Column Points (SCP) 6-9 to reach the Foundation Living Wage of £8.45 (UK) and £9.75 (London) and a 5% increase on all NJC pay points.

Further details of the claim pdfSummary TU Briefing

Model letter for members to send to Councillors Model Letter

Notts Pride

Nottinghamshire Pride took place on Satirday 29th July. 6000 people attended the march, including group from the UNISON LGBT regional Self Organised Group. The stall was staffed with volunteers from the Nottingham City Branch SOG and straight allies. It was a well attended event where we spoke with so many people with a variety of issues. Many people didn't know what at TU was, or didn't know if they were in one. Lots of people were worried about how Brexit would affect them personally and one lovely man who was in his 60's who has never felt comfortable enough to be out in the work place. Lots of
recruitment took place including three into the Branch SOG.

School Support Staff Learning Grants

lifelong-learning-squareUNISON's Personal Learning Grant. 

These are only applicable to members employed in schools.

A limited number of awards of up to £300 each are offered towards the cost of course fees. These grants can be used for a wide range of courses: any general non-vocational course (e.g. IT courses, skills training, languages etc.) or any vocational course relevant to working in a school.

Further information is attached

The closing date for applications is 25 September 2017. 

UNISON Welfare School Uniform Grant

there-for-you-squareUNISON There for You: School Uniform Grant 2017

If you have children in full time education, you may be eligible to receive a school uniform grant from UNISON's charity There for You. To be considered, you must either be:

In receipt of Housing Benefit; or Your net annual income £18,000 or below.

Closing date for application is 21 July 2017.

Further Information is available here 

UNISON Comments on the Queen's Speech

branch-squareThe Queen's Speech has ignored the nation's concerns, says UNISON

Commenting on the Queen's Speech, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: "Ministers are living in a parallel universe. Years of harsh spending cuts have caused huge damage to public services across the country.

For the full article please click here

The residential care system is failing the elderly, says UNISON

branch-squareElderly and vulnerable people in residential care homes are being left in re-used continence pads, denied trips to the toilet and kept indoors for days on end because of severe staff shortages, according to a survey published by UNISON.

The vast majority (83 per cent) of care workers say they are so rushed they are compromising the dignity and well-being of the people they look after. This is despite many staff (80 per cent) regularly working through their breaks.

The findings are based on survey responses from more than 1,000 care staff working in private and local authority care homes across the UK.

Further information on the survey can be found here

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