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Category Archives: Worth It Campaign
Below is the official announcement from UNISON Regional Office that the strike has been called off pending further talks and a consultation with members on the revised offer. Continue reading
Members of unions will travel through Waltham Forest on October 4 to demand a pay rise for workers......
UNISON will be joining a motorcade through the borough on Saturday from 12:30pm. If you would like to join us please let David Knight, Branch Secretary know as soon as you can. Telephone 0208 496 4703. The idea is to promote the strike on 14th October and the “Britain Needs a Pay Rise” march on Saturday 18th October. It is part of our continuing campaign to try and win a fair and just pay award for local government workers. Continue reading
All Out on 14 October......
The first day of action on 10 July was an overwhelming success and we need to ensure that the next strike on 14 October is even more successful and effective to bring the employers back to the negotiating table. We need as many members as possible supporting the democratic decision of the membership to strike for fair pay. Continue reading
Want to show everyone how you feel about what’s happened to your pay over the last four years? Want your friends and family to be able to show their support for you and everyone who deserves a pay rise?
Then you should join us on the TUC march and rally in London on Saturday 18 October. UNISON members will be joining thousands of members of other unions under the banner Britain Needs a Pay Rise. We aim to make it clear to employers that enough is enough and we cannot keep having our pay frozen while prices continue to rise. Continue reading
UNISON members in Local Government will be taking strike action across the country on Tuesday 14th October. The strike is part of the ongoing campaign to win a fair and just pay settlement from the government. Obviously, if we do want a better pay deal we will have to fight for it. Whatever government gets elected in 2015 it looks certain that public sector pay restraint will continue. None of the major parties are talking of improving public sector pay so the only way to an improved offer is to take action by standing up for ourselves and demanding a fairer pay rise. Make sure you talk to your colleagues. Why not use the five reasons below (taken from the UNISON national web site) to persuade any waverers or doubters in your workplace as to why we have to take this action? You can use them to try and persuade colleagues who are not members to join UNISON and join us as we campaign for a fair pay rise for all. Continue reading
A further day of strike action will be held on Tuesday 14 October, this is a few days before the TUC national demonstration on Saturday 18 October.
There will be a Branch Meeting in the Council Chamber, Waltham Forest Town Hall on Wednesday 8 October 12:30-2:30pm and 4:30-6pm where the dispute will be discussed. Put the date in your diary. Continue reading
The big picture......
Why local government and school support workers took strike action on 10 July, see attached.
It was agreed at a recent Branch Committee meeting that a payment of £35 per day be made to members who have suffered hardship as a result of taking strike action. Members on Scale 6 or below are eligible to apply. Forms are available from your workplace rep or our office.
UNISON, the GMB and Unite have agreed to a co-ordinated strike of local government and school members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on Tuesday 14 October. Continue reading
Pay Campaign 2014......
The day of strike action on 10th July certainly brought our pay issue to the fore. There was coverage on all the major news channels and most of the national press. Most of the coverage felt positive with many members of the public supporting our cause. However, it does look likely that more action will be needed and we anticipate further strike action in September or October.