Solidarity with Birmingham Refuse Strikers

Sandwell General Branch has sent a message of support and £200 donation after a Unite representative explained the dispute in Birmingham’s Refuse service to the Branch Committee of stewards. Faced with losing up to £5,000 in pay and having the person overseeing safety on the trucks made redundant has sparked a dispute that has seen …

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Scrap the Pay Cap

Our employers across the West Midlands met in Sandwell on 21 July to discuss the joint union pay claim for 2018 of 5% plus the Living Wage at the bottom of the pay spine. With the support of West Midlands region of UNISON we organised a joint union lobby of our employers to press home …

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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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SLT Deal Agreed – without attacks on terms and conditions

The Joint Union campaign against the ending of the contract with Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) has been a success. Last January staff working for Sandwell Leisure Trust faced the prospect of being transferred to another employer (with all the uncertainty that brings) – or the prospect of cuts in pay, terms and conditions if the …

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Black Country Stands Up to Racism Rally 15 Feb

Black Country Stands Up to Racism Speakers include: Louise Regan NUT senior vice president, Roger McKenzie UNISON assistant general secretary, Jackie Taylor Sandwell Labour Cllr, Azad Ali Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Ian Hodson BFAWU National President, Colleen Molloy City of Sanctuary, Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor. 7pm on Wednesday 15th February West …

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Overwhelming Vote for Strike Ballot against being privatised into a Children’s Trust

UNISON members in Children’s Services have given a huge mandate for a formal strike ballot against being privatised into a Children’s Trust. 97% of UNISON members voted for a strike ballot on a strong turnout. Our sister trade unions also balloted for strike action against being TUPE transferred into a Trust with the GMB receiving …

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UNISON activist runs half marathon for charity

Sandwell UNISON steward Amie Merry ran the streets of Birmingham for 13 miles in a UNISON t shirt to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Congratulations to Amie and her friend who raised over £500.

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Sandwell at Demo Against Library Cuts

Sandwell UNISON’s banner toured the streets of London on Saturday 5 November as more than 1,000 marched against cuts to libraries and museums. The attached pictures are from the assembly point at the British Library and the rally point at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square.

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Tell the Tories…End Austerity NOW!

Following the referendum vote to leave the EU the Tories have signalled that they need to give the economy a boost. What better way to do that than stopping the cuts to all public services, lifting the public sector pay caps and investing for the future. Instead of this their measures seem set to be …

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School Support Staff Industrial Action Ballot Put on Hold

Unison’s national committee on pay, terms and conditions met on 11 August to decide on whether to ballot School Support Staff over threats to pay, terms and conditions from the Government academisation plans. The decision of the meeting was to wait “as the expected government proposals around forced academies and funding have not been introduced….Therefore …

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