NCC Proposals on Pay, Terms & Conditions Latest Update

branch-squareToday (8.9.16) the Trade Unions responded to a letter received from the Council with regards to the current proposals regarding pay terms and conditions. Our response is outlined in the attached letter.

The trade unions were asked to attend a meeting on Thursday 28 July where management presented revised proposals regarding pay, terms and conditions.  Please read the Branch Newsletter giving UNISON's response to the Council's attacks on pay, terms and conditions.  It also details meetings arranged in early September to get your views on these attacks.

pdfNewsletter NCC Pay and T & C Proposals Aug 2016

The council have said that these proposals will not apply to Nottingham Revenues and Benefits staff or Schools support staff.

 

Autism Awareness Training for School Based Staff - Saturday 24 September 2016

branch-squareUNISON, workiing in partnership with the Open University, is offering a free one day "Saturday School" with a workshop on "Autism Awareness".

The workshop is free to UNISON members working as Teaching Assistants and Learning Support Workers in any Nottingham City academy or LEA school.

Please see the attached letter for further information pdfNottingham City Autism Training Invitation

Please apply by 31 July 2016 using the attached application form pdfNottingham City Autism Training Application Form

Advice on NUT Industrial Action 5 July 2016

branch-squareAttached below is advice to School Support Staff on the NUT Industrial Action that is planned for Tuesday 5 July 2016.

 pdfAdvice to School Members re NUT strike 5 July 2016

Nottingham City Council Signs UNISON'S Ethical Care Charter

branch-squareUNISON conducted a national survey of homecare workers in 2012 entitled "Time to Care" to illustrate the reality of homecare work.  The responses showed a committed but poorly paid and treated workforce which is doing its best to maintain good levels of quality care in a system that is in crisis.  The report highlights how poor terms and conditions for workers can help contribute towards lower standards of care for people in receipt of homecare services.  In light of UNISON's findings UNISON nationally is calling for councils to commit to becoming Ethical Care Councils by commissioning homecare services which adhere to our Ethical Care Charter.  Nottingham City UNISON is pleased to announce that Nottingham City Council has now agreed to commit to the charter which was signed on 7 June 2016 by our Branch Secretary, Christina Sanna and the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health, Alex Norris.

Please see the signed Charter attached pdfEthical Care Charter Signed Agreement


Christina Sanna, Branch Secretary and Councillor Alex Norris, Portfolio Holder for Adults & Health

 


From right to left: Councillor Alex Norris, Portfolio Holder for Adults & Health; Matt West, Branch CVS Organiser; Stacey McMullen, Service Conditions Officer; Christina Sanna, Branch Secretary; Local Organisers from UNISON Regional Centre

 

There for You - School Uniform Grants 2016

there-for-you-squareWorried about back to school costs?

Are you:
— struggling to cope with the rising cost of living?
— finding that you're having to economise in every area of expenditure?

Help is on hand
We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120.

To apply download an application form or alternatively you can contact the Branch on 0115 8762441.

pdfSchool Uniform Grant 2016 Application Form
pdfSchool Uniform Grant 2016 Questions and Answers

2016 and 2017 NJC Payscales & Allowances

pay-squarePlease see attached for details of the NJC Payscales and Allowances for 2016 and 2017.

pdfNJC Payscales 2016 and 2017

Council Attacks to Pay, Terms & Conditions - Update 5

branch-squareThe trade unions were asked to attend a meeting today with the Chief Executive, Ian Curryer, and Councillor Nicola Heaton, Portfolio holder for Human Resources. They advised the unions that the proposals previously tabled for discussion with the trade unions and which were going to be presented in a total package for the trade unions to consider and provide a formal response, were being withdrawn as a result of the outcome of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. They stated they were going to review what had already been discussed with us and will arrange to meet again with the trade unions in five to six weeks.

Christina Sanna
UNISON Branch Secretary

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