Fantastic Offer for Apprentices

If you are an Apprentice you can join Sandwell General UNISON Branch for just £10 for the whole year. Furthermore if you join and return the attached slip to Sandwell UNISON at West Bromwich Town Hall, Lodge Road, B70 8DY then we will send you a £25 one4all gift card. By becoming a member of …

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Your Branch Wins Regional Award

Sandwell General Branch won the West Midlands Regional Award for recruitment innovation with our Branches initiative to recruit apprentices. Over 30 apprentices have been recruited so far. The offer from the Branch, outlined at the top of the website, remains open. We urge all apprentices in Sandwell working for Sandwell Council to join UNISON. We …

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Stars in Our Schools Winners’ 2018

The Winners of the Sandwell UNISON Stars in our Schools Award for 2018 are Neil Matthews and Charlie McAllister from George Salter Academy. Their nomination from a colleague read, “Charlie and Neil are fantastic support staff. Helpful and friendly in carrying out all tasks, big or small. All schools need efficient site staff and George …

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Sandwell UNISON on the march for libraries

Sandwell UNISON activist, Shazziah Rock, spoke at the national demonstration in support of libraries, museums and culture on Saturday 3 November. Pictured in the Guardian newspaper website on Monday 5 November, Shazziah, placed Sandwell UNISON firmly at the front of the action.

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Thank you to Sandwell UNISON

‘The players, coaches and parents would like to thank Sandwell UNISON for their sponsorship for last season which enabled the club to purchase a new kit to allow the children to continue playing. As a thank you we have had the UNISON logo printed on the kits and also presented UNISON with a glass trophy …

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UNISON Activist meets Corbyn in Halesowen

Assistant Branch Secretary for Education, Louise Harrisen-Powis, met Jeremy Corbyn in Halesowen town centre on Saturday 29 September, after he made a rousing speech to hundreds of supporters. Corbyn condemned the current government for continuing to give tax hand-outs to the rich whilst schools were being starved of funds. Making reference to the two thousand …

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UNISON members survey at Sandwell Children’s Trust

During the summer, UNISON conducted a survey of members working at Sandwell Children’s Trust after numerous members had raised concerns around workloads, stress levels, oppressive management and ultimately the service provided to Sandwell’s vulnerable children. A third of our members responded. Despite the Trust launching in April the results show serious issues remain to be …

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UNISON helps secure improvements to restructures in Place

UNISON members going through restructures in Housing Choice and Business Excellence will no longer have to undertake competitive interviews for future positions where there are more posts than people for the graded ring-fenced positions. In addition, staff who currently have permanent positions will remain permanent employees if they end up in one of the two-year …

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Stars in Our Schools Nominations Open

UNISON will award prizes for the winner of this years Stars in Our Schools event on 23rd November. It is open to members to nominate their colleagues for the work they undertake in one of Sandwell’s schools. Nominations must be in by 9th November. Please use the attached nomination form and check out the Stars …

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Solidarity with Care Workers taking 14 days strike action

Home Carers in Birmingham have been in dispute against managements plans to introduce a 3-split daily shift pattern that means staff must work from 7am until 10pm. Despite trying to settle the dispute through limited action and negotiations, Birmingham City Council intend to plough ahead. In response home carers have re-balloted, beat the Tory ballot …

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Happy 70th Birthday to our NHS

The NHS was created by a Labour Government on 5 July 1948. Since then it has touched all our lives. Before the NHS all healthcare, visits to the Doctor and treatment had to be paid for. The free service, based on need, not what money you have, is something that has become cherished by generation …

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