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View Barnet’s campaign song “The easyCouncil Loco-motion”
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.
UNISON local government delegates from across the UK met at a special conference in London yesterday to debate the lessons of the recent pay campaign and agree a set of strong proposals to increase member engagement and democratic participation in every aspect of future pay campaigns. Continue reading
UNISON’S new Save Care Now website is running a survey of care workers to find out if they feel they’re receiving the right training. Could you take part or know of a care worker who can? Continue reading
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The number of councils in England commissioning 15 minute home care visits has risen in the past year, despite a commitment from the Government to clamp down on rushed visits, is the shock finding of a new UNISON study. Continue reading
It’s Decent Jobs Week this week and, organised by the TUC, it aims to shine a light on our growing job crisis – the millions trapped in low-paid, insecure, zero-hours contracts. Continue reading
Following discussions with HR we have been told that the first unconsolidated lump sum payment should be in our December pay packets. The increase in salary will be included in the January pay packet and is only payable from 1st January 2015. The second unconsolidated lump sum payment should be in our pay for April 2015 and the pay increase for the year 2015/16 will be implemented in April 2015 payable from 1st April 2015.
As part of Thatcher’s legacy the union has to hold a ballot regarding its political fund every 10 years. As you may know UNISON’S Political Fund is divided into a General Political Fund for general campaigning and the Affiliated Political Fund that goes to the Labour Party. The ballot papers were sent out with the last issue of U Magazine, which you should have received by now. The ballot closes on 30th November 2014.
Following yesterday’s Regional Local Government Committee meeting we are now aware of the outcome of the Branch Pay Consultation Ballot. Continue reading