Monthly Archives: January 2017

TUC Training Courses starting in January

Published on January 27, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Happy New Year from TUC Education, Blackburn Centre,

last call for course applications & news from Hazards

 Dear Colleagues,

Belated New Year Greetings from the Trade Union/H & S Education team.   Attached is a PDF copy of our upcoming Jan/Feb programme for Union Reps, Safety Reps and other officers, as well as an important news bulletin from the Hazards Campaign.

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Derby school support staff start week of action Teaching assistants, school supervisors, admin staff and other support workers striking between 7am and 1pm every day this week

Published on January 18, 2017 at 10:08 am

Derby school support staff staged the first strike on Monday 16th January in their latest round of action against contract changes that have seen some of them lose up to 25% of their wages.

Teaching assistants, school supervisors, admin staff and other support workers took strike action between 7am and 1pm  – and will repeat that every day this week.

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Consultation on political fund review: December-January

Published on January 18, 2017 at 10:06 am

Rule changes need to be be submitted for NDC 2017 to comply with Trade Union Act regulations coming into force in February 2018

The government announced earlier this month that new rules on union political funds will come into effect on 29 February 2018 after a 12-month transition that starts on 1 March 2017.

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23rd February – Next meeting of North West Safety Reps Network

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:38 am

Please find attached a copy of the notice for the next meeting of the North West TUC / GMHC Safety Reps Network which will take place at the Unite offices in Liverpool on Thursday 23rd February commencing 6.00pm.  I hope you can make it, we have invited speakers on workplace cancer. 

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School Crossing Patrols

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

UNISON Nationally have been contacted by a journalist at Schools Week re  school crossing patrols –  we would welcome your thoughts on the story  below.

I’m writing a story on school crossing patrols and the growing theme for them to wear body cameras to try and clamp down on dangerous driving near schools.

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Education secretary’s constituency to lose out in funding changes

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:06 am

The government’s ‘fair funding’ formula will see 98% of state schools’ funding cut, say unions, with cities worst affected

The education secretary and minister for women and equalities, Justine Greening, who is also MP for Putney, west London. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

Richard Adams Education editor

Monday 16 January 2017 00.01 GMT Last modified on Monday 16 January 2017 00.03 GMT

Schools in education secretary Justine Greening’s constituency will be among thousands across England suffering steep budget cuts despite the government’s new “fair funding” formula, according to analysis released by six unions.

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Community Service Group Conference and Seminar 2017

Published on January 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

CommunitylogoPeter Grunshaw and Slyvia Mullally  –  will be attending on behalf of the Branch this year’s Community Service Group Conference in Bournemouth which takes place on 3rd March – 5th March 2017.

If you would like to raise any issues you feel are important or experiences that you would like to be discussed please contact the Branch office on 01254 585220 or forward to



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