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