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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Better Pay Deal negotiated at Sandwell College

A local agreement on pay has been reached with Sandwell College which will put more money into members pockets as well as secure the Foundation Living Wage for the lowest paid. The deal is as follows:- Year 1 (1 August 2017): 2.25% consolidated increase on all pay scales (including 1% already paid from 1st August …

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Help with School Uniform Costs

UNISON offers help to members with meeting the costs of school uniforms for those who have a net household income of less than £18,000. To find out how to apply for assistance please see attached forms. Applications can be made between 14 May and 20 July 2018. SUG 2018 Final Poster[5726] Application Form with Survey …

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Remember the dead. Fight for the living

UNISON took part in the first ever Workers’ Memorial Day event held in Sandwell on 27 April. Speakers from our sister trade unions also attended. Cllr Steve Trow also gave his commitment to continue to work with trade unions to make workplaces as safe as possible.

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Children’s Trust TUPE Agreement

Sandwell Children’s Trust was launched on 1 April 2018, which saw over 400 staff transfer from Sandwell MBC to the Trust. Your UNISON representatives have been negotiating the best possible terms to transfer on. Attached is a copy of the agreement. In summary your employment rights, length of service conditions, pensions and pay have all …

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NJC Pay Offer Accepted by UNISON

UNISON nationally has voted to accept the employers pay award offer for 2018-20 for staff on NJC terms and conditions. This affects most support staff in schools, council workers, and those outsourced bodies that follow the NJC pay awards. It is anticipated that the award will be received in May’s pay packets – backdated from …

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Step Up 4 Public Services – Join the TUC Demo 12 May

The Tories have met their own budget plans for public expenditure, yet Councils continue to face huge cuts. The Jobs Promise in Sandwell will end in March 2019 because the continuing cuts will result in even more job losses. Brexit could either add to the cuts or result in a general election. Either way, if …

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SLT Sign Up to Charter

Sandwell Leisure Trust on 19 March signed up to the TUC’s Dying to Work Charter that promises to treat any workers unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with a terminal illness with dignity, as outlined in the Charter.

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AGM Says Thank You to Manny

A picture of images from a more youthful Manny Bueno was a surprise gift to him at the AGM. The picture was presented by Tony Barnsley, current Branch Secretary and Mike Roberts, former Branch Secretary of UNISON (and before that NALGO) when Manny was Assistant Branch Secretary. We wish him well in retirement and thank …

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AGM votes to support anti-racist demonstrations

Sandwell UNISON’s AGM voted unanimously to support the forthcoming national demonstration against racism. See below for the flyer. The AGM also voted to support the Birmingham United demonstration on 24 March in opposition to the FLA’s plan to march through Birmingham.

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Sandwell’s Pay Ballot Consultation Results for members in schools and local government

Thanks to all members who returned ballot papers in the recent consultation on the 2018/20 pay offer for staff working in schools and local government. Sandwell’s results were as follows: 245 voted to REJECT the offer (45%) 294 voted to ACCEPT the offer (55%) These results have been forwarded to the Region. As soon as …

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