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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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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The Women Chainmakers’ Festival Saturday 7 July

The 2018 Women Chainmakers’ Festival celebrates the 1910 victory of over 800 chainmakers’ from Cradley Heath, who after a ten week long strike won the first ever minimum wage in Britain, that doubled their wages overnight. The family festival celebrates this historic victory made in Sandwell and is the only festival that celebrates women fighting …

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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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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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