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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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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Tory Cutters Coming to Birmingham Sat 29 Sept

TUC Midlands has called a demonstration outside the Tory Party conference. Join thousands of fellow trade union members protesting against austerity.

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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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UNISON Drop-in Sessions at Schools

UNISON will be visiting schools to update our Resource Packs and be available for advice over any issues you have at work. The dates and times of the planned visits are as follows:- Thurs 6 Sept – Timbertree Academy – 12 noon Fri 7 Sept – Corngreaves Academy – 12 noon Weds 12 Sept – …

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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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As the temperature rises….

Although there is no legal maximum temperature for workplaces employers do have a responsibility to take all reasonable steps to achieve a comfortable temperature to work in. Please see the attached briefing for further detail. If you believe your management should be doing more to assist during this heatwave then please discuss with your local …

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Dump on Trump’s Visit to UK Friday 13 July

A national demonstration in London has been called against the visit of Trump to the UK on Friday 13 July. Your Branch Committee of stewards has unanimously passed a motion to support those wishing to attend this huge demonstration. The sexism and racism from Trump is against the values of equality held by UNISON. Trump’s …

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