Monthly Archives: April 2016

UNISON to accept local government pay offer

Published on April 28, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Following a meeting of local government representatives from across UNISON, the union has decided today (Wednesday) 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 Northern Ireland, we’ve decided that there are to be no further consultations and we have agreed to accept the employers’ pay offer for 2016/18.”

  • The offer is for a pay deal that would cover the two years from April 2016.

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The People’s Assembly Against Austerity

Published on April 20, 2016 at 10:50 am

On Saturday 16 April at least 150,000 people descended on the capital to make our key demands of this Tory government. The Anti-Austerity Movement mounted a huge display of strength on the streets, is growing in strength and will keep coming back until this government is gone.

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Government withdraws plan to stop check-off for subs payment

Published on April 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

The government has withdrawn plans to ban public service workers from having their union subs deducted from their wages.

As the House of Lords started its report stage debate on the Trade Union Bill last night, Cabinet Office minister Lord Bridges confirmed that the government was withdrawing the plans to end check-off in the public sector and civil service.

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Could you email your MP and ask them for support on the Trade Union Bill?

Published on April 14, 2016 at 12:56 pm

MPs will soon be debating the Trade Union Bill again – could you email your MP to ask them to support changes that are vital to the future of trade unions?

Many UNISON members have their union subscriptions taken straight out of their wages, a method known as check-off or ‘DOCAS’ (deductions of contributions at source).

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UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe

Published on April 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm

UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June.

The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s governing NEC, and follows an extensive UK-wide consultation and survey across UNISON’s branches.

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Places available on up-coming member development courses

Published on April 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm

21st April – Women’s Lives Manchester, First Meeting, UNISON Arena Point, Manchester, Evening 6.30pm

  • Developing new study skills and brushing up on rusty ones
  • Looking at experiences at work, family and in the community
  • Investigating a topic of your own choice which is relevant to women
  • With the support of your tutor and the rest of the group, you will ease back into learning, improve your confidence and have fun and be able to think about and decide what to do next.

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