Daily Archives: 19/02/2014

Report on UNISON’S AGM held 13 February......

agm1UNISON in Waltham Forest held a successful AGM attended by 60 members over the two meetings – one held at 12 noon and one at 4pm. Our AGM was therefore quorate and here is a brief report.

At the lunchtime meeting we heard from the Tower Hamlets Branch Secretary and Service Group Executive Member, John McLoughlin, who talked to us about the importance of this year’s pay claim. This is basically £1 on the hourly rate at Spinal Column Point 5 and this is repeated across the pay scales. It is slightly more in London. To win our claim may well require us to take action, but failing to take action could well mean further drops in our standard of living. We have already dropped 18% under this government. The line has to be drawn. Continue reading

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Retired Members’ Meeting 11 March......

The next retired members meeting will take place on Tuesday 11 March at the Waltham Forest Sports and Social Club in the Town Hall Grounds between 1:30-4pm. Continue reading

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LGPS Update February 2014......

I recently attended a Seminar at UNISON on the Local Government Pension Scheme.

As a member of the scheme and a Branch Officer I felt that for my own benefit and those of our members I should be aware of the changes to the scheme as I, myself, did not fully understand the consequences. Continue reading

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Social Worker Tax Rebate......

Click on this link for further details

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National School Support Staff Seminar – Thursday 15th May 2014 – Glasgow......

Closing date for registration is 18th April.  Click on this link for further details.

 

 

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NPS Stewards Annual Meeting held in London on 10 February......

UNISON Stewards delegation

GetAttachment (1)UNISON Assistant General Secretary Karen Jennings (far left) welcomes NPS National Convenor Brian Navier (centre) and NPS Stewards Delegation to UNISON Head Office for their annual National Stewards meeting held Monday 10th February.  NPS Stewards hold meetings every quarter, usually by video link, but once a year Stewards organise a  conference to enable them to meet up in person for a round the table meeting at different NPS locations, this year Stewards travelled to London to meet the NPS Representatives based there.

Brian Navier, National Convenor says: “This is a good opportunity for Stewards to network and to have meaningful discussions on topics affecting UNISON members.  Among wide spread of topics discussed, included, consultation with members before submitting cost of living pay increase, recruiting new Stewards and improving communications with members. The afternoon session was presented by Dave Johnson, National Officer – Business, Community & Environment, who gave a presentation explaining how UNISON’s role in the private sector is forever increasing as more Local Authorities and other Public Sector organisations are outsourcing services and members are being TUPE’d into this sector.”

 

 


 

 

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If academies save money on wages, whose gain will it be?......

  Click here to read The Guardian article.

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Voices for the Five – A special appeal......

Please support the International Commission of Inquiry for the Five

stopwatchThere are now less than three weeks to go until the International Commission of Inquiry into the case of the Cuban Five. Even if you are not able to attend in person  you can still participate by donating whatever you can afford to ensure the events are a success. Continue reading

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5 things you need to know before May:......

In 100 days our country will vote on UKIP’s xenophobic agenda. That means we have just 100 days to fight the lies and fear they’re peddling. Continue reading

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Full programme announced for International Commission for the Cuban Five......

Over 20 international guests, Concert with Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, plus Farewell Gala Dinner

It’s just four weeks until the International Commission for the Cuban Five in London, but you still have time to buy tickets for the Commission sessions, the Voices for Cuba concert, and the Closing Dinner, all of which are now on sale. Continue reading

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