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Local and national campaigns

Unison Schools Newsletter Summer 2017

Features include:

  • What does the £1.3 billion extra money announced by the Government during July 2017 really mean?
  • Advance Diary Date – Stars In Schools – 24/11/17
  • Unison Equality Survey
  • Croyde Bay & Unison Travel Club Holiday Offers

Well worth a read and with hyperlinks to many other interesting web sites – Schools Newsletter Summer 2017

Report On Unison National Women’s Conference Brighton

Our delegate has provided a most detailed report on the following wide range of topics.

  • M1 Zero Hours Contracts – closing the loopholes
  • M6 The Wage Penalty of Motherhood
  • M7 Pregnancy discrimination
  • M8 Women and the cuts – strategies for local campaigning
  • M9 Cuts to domestic abuse support services
  • M10 Where next with the Housing crisis for women?
  • M11 Abortion rights in Northern Ireland
  • M12 Abortion Rights 50 Years since the 1967 Act
  • M13 Proportionality
  • M14 Gender wage gap widens for women with children
  • M15 Equal pay and Black Women
  • M16 Lack of Black women participation in UNISON
  • M17 Young women must not suffer under Brexit
  • M18 Brexit- the women’s voice
  • M19 IMPACT OF EU EXIT AND WOMEN
  • M20 Increasing diversity at women’s conference
  • M21 Protecting the right of EU Women working in social care
  • M22 The Trade Union Act and the government’s austerity cuts and their impact on disabled women
  • M23 Sexual harassment is rife at work
  • M24 Overexposed and underprepared
  • M25 Working with dementia
  • M26 Why Sickle Cell matters
  • M27 Dress Code Inquiry
  • M28 Modern Slavery – Closer Than You Think
  • M29 safe travel
  • M30 Driver only trains deny accessible support for disabled women
  • M31 Bus Services in Crisis
  • M32 The State of girls’ rights in the UK
  • M33 International Day of the Girl Child
  • M036 Standing together to say no place for hate
  • Composite A PENSIONS
  • Composite B ISTANBUL
  • EM002 Child marriage is child labour
  • EM003 A Career in the NHS – still an option for women?
  • EM005 Dunkirk Refugee Women’s Centre
  • EM006 Our girls need high quality inclusive Sex and Relationship Education
  • EM007 The election of Donald Trump and its implications for Women’s Rights on a global scale

It is well worth a read – Brighton Women’s Conference 2017

Pay Claim Consultation 2018-2019

The branch has organised two members meetings regarding consultation on the submission to the employer for the 2018-2019 pay claim:

Wednesday 10 may 12 midday – 12.30 pm Glover Room, Stoke Town Hall

Tuesday 16 May 12.30 pm-1.00 pm Glover Room, Stoke Town Hall

A promotional poster is available for display – Pay Consultation Meetings May 2017

Branch Annual Report 2016

report

The annual report reflects the work undertaken by the branch January – December 2016. It is well worth a read – 2016

Retired Members Conference Southport 2016

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The branch sent a delegate to the Unison National Retired Members’ Conference held in Southport during October 2016.

Their report covers:

  • Women’s SOG meeting
  • Social Care
  • Transport
  • Energy

all issues which affect pensioners locally and nationally – retired-members-conference-southport2016

Further information relevant to retired members can be found on the Unison national web site – https://www.unison.org.uk/about/what-we-do/fairness-equality/retired-members/

 

Hazards 2016 Conference – Report of Delegate

hazards-logoThe branch has once again sent a delegate to the Hazards Safety Conference held at Keele University 29-31 July 2016.

The theme of this year’s conference was “Building Resistance To Support Safety Reps” and included:

  • Use Brexit to improve and not erode health & safety protection for all workers.
  • Dealing With Risks
  • Hazards 2016 Pledges and Demands

Well worth a read – hazards-2016-delegate-report

 

 

NJC Pay For 2016-2018 Settled

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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.”

In summary:

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 – justin.ashton@stoke.gov.uk

Place & Schools Based Staff – Brian Tomkinson – brian.tomkinson@stoke.gov.uk

Public Health, Resources & Customer Services, City Director – Amber Robinson – amber.robinson@stoke.gov.uk