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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Branch Election Results

Thanks to all who returned ballot papers for the contested positions. The results are as follows: Vice Chair –      Simon Green   134 votes :  Ian King   151 votes (Elected) Assistant Branch Secretary (Education) – Simon Green  76  votes : Louise Harrisen-Powis   231 votes (Elected) Assistant Branch Secretary (Local Govt)  – Shiv …

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Pay Offer Consultation – Pay Grades for Sandwell MBC

The trade unions have received a two-year pay offer for council, school and other members on NJC pay. The offer is 2% on all pay points above scp19 for April 2018 and April 2019.For those below point 20 the pay offer is better. For 1 April 2018 the offer is:- Scp 6 Grade A £1,380 …

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Press Release on Ofsted and Children’s Services

Sandwell’s Children’s Services Staffing Crisis The latest Ofsted judgement on Sandwell’s Children’s Services is a further blow to morale of our hardworking members in Sandwell. Six months ago, the trade unions in Sandwell formally presented a twelve-point plan to resolve the then growing staffing crisis, which included capping caseload levels and offering staff a payment …

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Pay Offer for 2018-2020 Received

GMB, UNISON and Unite have received a letter from the local government employers outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The three unions representing local government staff will now put the offer to their respective committees for consideration. UNISON meet on 14 December. The offer …

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Black Country Refuge Appeal

Sandwell Libraries are taking part in an appeal as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This United Nations day is being supported by Sandwell Deputy Leader, Cllr Syeda Khatun, and Sandwell’s Library Service. Your Branch has donated and agreed to highlight this appeal. Further information is available at all …

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Seasons Greetings to Sandwell UNISON from Jeremy Corbyn

Delegates from Sandwell UNISON handed Jeremy Corbyn a signed Xmas card from our committee of stewards when he spoke at a 1,000 rally in West Bromwich on 23rd of November. Without any request we received this message and photo. “I am emailing from Jeremy Corbyn’s office to say a massive thank you to all at …

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