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“using the union was a positive experience” – writes a member

Joining UNISON is the best decision I have made in years. Having worked in the Private Care Sector for several years, I had often thought about joining UNISON but felt that it would not be worth my while. However, after months of difficulties with my unsupportive and disorganised management, I decided it was time to join up. Despite having been a UNISON member for less than 6 months the union represented me without question and with complete commitment and professionalism.  
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Branch Pay Ballot‏

This is your opportunity to vote in the national branch consultation on the employers’ pay offer!  Everyone on NJC (Green Book) pay and conditions working in councils, schools, academies and other bodies such as ALMOs are covered by the pay proposals.

Ballot papers are currently being sent out via email and post.  If you are entitled to vote and do not get a ballot paper contact the Branch Office. Read more ›

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Members asked to sign Lord Freud petition

UNISON is calling on all disabled members, fellow members, families and friends to sign the Unions Together petition calling for the resignation of welfare minister Lord Freud. Read more ›

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Time to make work better

UNISON has welcomed a new report on making work better as a step in the right direction that politicians can’t afford to ignore

Making work better: an agenda for government has been published by the Smith Institute following an enquiry chaired by former ACAS chief Ed Sweeney. It calls for more secure jobs, better pay and a voice for people in the workplace. Read more ›

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Let’s keep our collective voice – vote YES in the political fund ballot

Under a law introduced by Margaret Thatcher all unions have to ballot their members every ten years to see if they want to maintain their political fund.  The reason she did this was because she was fed up with trade unions using their political funds to be an effective campaign voice for their members!  UNISON’s ten yearly ballot takes place in November, with ballot paper going out in the forthcoming edition of U magazine.  Read more ›

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Che Guevara’s daughter in UK

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Ché Guevara’s daughter, Aleida, will be in Britain this winter for a short speaking tour and to participate in the Vigil for the Miami Fiveand Latin America Conference 2014.

Aleida will join hundreds protesting outside the US Embassy on Wednesday 3 December from 6-7.30pm for the annual Candlelight Vigil for the Miami Five. Read more ›

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Pay Consultation for London is about to begin

Members are probably wondering what is happening regarding the consultation on the employers’ recent pay proposal. The consultation has begun across the country but there are a couple of issues that need to be resolved with regard to the ballot in London because our pay scales are a little different to the national pay scales. Those issues should be ironed out today so that we can being the consultation exercise by the end of this week. So, please look out for information and your chance to vote on the proposal in your emails. Read more ›

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Thank you

Thanks to everyone who turned out to the TUC ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ march on Saturday.tuc rally 1

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Britain at Work

Britain at Work London Project would like to interview retired people who worked in London between 1945-1995.  Click here for further information.

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How Great Thou Art – 50 years of African Caribbean Funerals in London

Public Exhibition: 10am -5.30pm Friday, November 7th – Friday, December 5th.  Click here for more information

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Can we ever build a green economy?

Thu 6 Nov 2014 – 09:15 to 13:00 at Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LW – FREE

This national half day conference will set out the importance of taking international and national action to address climate change. Read more ›

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