Daily Archives: 08/04/2015
Remembering Ray Bellas......
Ray held a large number of roles in NALGO including Staffside Secretary and was the first Branch Secretary in the newly formed UNISON, a post he held for 2 years. He was Children’s Convenor when he left the council in 2011 but continued as an observer for UNISON on the local Pensions board.
Ray represented a large number of union members over the years in disciplinary and other hearings. Many members received pay rises due to Ray’s tireless work on job evaluation panels. Continue reading
If you are a UNISON member would you be interested in becoming a Labour Link Officer? If you are, please get in touch with the branch.
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Members who have been exposed to asbestos through their work activities should always fill out their employers accident/ incident form as this starts the evidentiary paper trail if in the unfortunate event that a claim for an industrial disease ever arises. All accident/ incident forms completed by LBWF Continue reading
At the Special Local Government Conference held on 24th March 2015, UNISON agreed to make a claim for a pay rise in 2015. This is despite having agreed a pay deal that was due to run from 1st January 2015 through to April 2016. When this pay agreement was made, many members were very unhappy at the negotiators’ decision to put the employers’ proposal to members given that it was only a proposal and not a proper offer at the time and the proposal did not offer any improvement on the original offer which had clearly been rejected.
How much do you know about Workplace Health and Safety in Great Britain? See attached quiz.
On Thursday 2nd April the EDL announced their intention to visit Walthamstow on 9th May 2015.
Currently there is no firm information so we need to be sure we do not overreact. The police have not received an application from the EDL to march. We do not know if this is a real proposal to march or a publicity stunt. The community response via Facebook has been overwhelming: the EDL are not welcome in Walthamstow.
Trade unions and partners are planning a protest – can you join? Click here to read more