The branch has a number of vacancies on its Executive Committee. These include:
- Youth Officer (must be aged under 27)
- International Relations Officer
- Membership & Recruitment Secretary
- Welfare Secretary
- LGBT Officer – job share female
- Communications Officer
- Labour Link Officer
- Education Secretary
Information on what is involved for each post can be found the bulletin – october-2016
For an informal no obligation chat please contact Amber Robinson Branch Secretary on 07786 330404 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to a restructure of Directorates at the major employer of the branch, convenors’ constituencies from 10 August 2016 have been reorganised as follows:
Stoke-On-Trent City Council staff and schools within the City of Stoke-On-Trent Boundary
Amber Robinson – Tel 01782 232263, mobile 07786 330404, email email@example.com – Governance and City Director
Justin Ashton – Tel 01782 235453, mobile 07880 966510, email firstname.lastname@example.org – Public Health & Adult Social Care, Finance, Children & Family Services (apart from Learning Services)
Brian Tomkinson – Tel 01782 235452, mobile 07767 814284, email email@example.com – Place, Growth & Prosperity, Housing & Customer Services, Learning Services (part of Children & Family Services), School Based Staff
Stoke-On-Trent College – Julie Harrison-Ball (steward) 01782 208208. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other – Amber Robinson – contact details as above.
This is a special edition of the branch newsletter which reminds existing members of the benefits of Unison membership and informs non-members about the work of the branch and what is available.
Features in this issue includes:
- What is a trade union?
- There For You
- What can this branch do for you?
- I am not a Unison member but…..
- Whatever did the unions do for us?
- What else can Unison offer?
It is well worth a read – Benefits of Membership 2016
Free cold drinks were offered at our latest recruitment stall in the Crush Hall on a scorching 19 July. Other gifts included:
- Key Rings
- Stress Pigs – for those frustrating days in the office.
Look out for us at other venues soon.
Information in this edition includes:
- 175 Years of Chartism – Why The Vote Matters More Than Ever
- TTIP Benefits – What Benefits!
- Health & Safety Is Not A Dirty Word
- What It’s Like To Be LGBT In The Workplace – One Member’s Experience
Well worth a read ………. June 2016
Following a meeting of Local Government Representatives across Unison the union decided on Wednesday 27 April 2016 to accept the pay offer from the employers.
Head of Local Government Heather Wakefield said “Having talked to members in local government across England, Wales and Norther Ireland, we have decided that there are to be no further consultations and we have agreed to accept the employer’s pay offer for 2016/2018.”
The offer is for a pay deal that would cover the two years from April 2016. Those on spinal points 18-49 would receive 1% in year one and the same again the following year. For the lowest paid (those on spinal points 6-17) this would mean a pay rise of between 6.6% and 1.01% for the first year and between 3.4% and 1.3% the second year.
However, as this authority pays the Living Wage, if your revised pay scale is still below this (£8.25 per hour) you will not see an increase in your actual pay.
The offer also includes a joint review of the NJC Pay spine and term-time working for school support staff.
Revised pay scales – 2016-2018 pay scales
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact your Convenor for advice:
Children, Adult & Family Services – Justin Ashton – email@example.com
Place & Schools Based Staff – Brian Tomkinson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Health, Resources & Customer Services, City Director – Amber Robinson – email@example.com