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Long-standing UNISON member Tim Stretton was appointed to the West Sussex pensions advisory board (PAB) in November. The PAB is an important, statutory, regulatory function …

4th July 2018Read More »
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UNISON workplace rep and Branch Committee member Keith Manville attends the West Sussex Schools Forum to ensure that support staff are represented. Keith works at Oakgrove College in Worthing supporting children with special needs. You can read Keith’s report from the Schools Forum meeting on 12th June below. If you …

4th July 2018Read More »
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Following actions from the joint unions to force the Association of Colleges (AoC) to back down from their former position of refusing to accept a pay claim for 2018/19, a pay claim has now been formally submitted. The Joint Negotiations Committee will meet with AoC officials on the 13th July for discussions. …

4th July 2018Read More »
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The results of the Save Our Schools West Sussex Head teachers’ survey are in and the stats are pretty stark. SOS got a 50% response from …

21st May 2018Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex relies on our members to inform and support our negotiations with employers. Our branch officers know about policy and employment law but we don’t know the minutiae or your day job or what needs changing – unless you tell us. Therefore members in the workplace support our …

21st May 2018Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex is in negotiations with WSCC on the following pay awards which are determined locally: Accredited Mental Health Practitioners (AMHPs) Allowance uplift; HAY Pay (managers’ pay uplift). We will write to members soon with news. Academies The branch is also in touch with West Sussex academies to ensure that …

21st May 2018Read More »
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UNISON has been aware for some time about the concerns members in Children’s Services social work teams have about the size and complexity of the caseloads they hold. In a growing number of circumstances, our members believe their caseloads are unsafe. UNISON has been working with CS management on ways to …

21st May 2018Read More »
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Austerity has meant the hollowing out of many public services, to levels which the staff who work in them believe to be unsafe. UNISON is sharing here the Fire Brigade Union’s response to WSCC’s public consultation on its Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). The FBU highlights that the Fire & …

21st May 2018Read More »
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The May 2018 edition of Branch Lines is now available for you to download! Branch Lines – May 2018 edition Printed copies are being distributed …

4th May 2018Read More »
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The 2018 School Uniform Grants programme is now available. You can find an application form below. Please ensure UNISON receives this by 20 July 2018. Families on …

4th May 2018Read More »
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