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The UNISON NJC Committee of elected lay representatives has decided to hold a second day of strike action on Tuesday 14 October. Action on 14th …

14th August 2014Read More »
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The Trade Union Congress (TUC)  is calling a national demonstration on October 18th in Central London, and we want to send a message loud and …

14th August 2014Read More »
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Day of Protest 20th August  – Locked out of the Recovery LOCKED OUT of the economic recovery – having borne the brunt of the cuts. And it’s a women’s issue – given that women are 78% of the NJC workforce LOCKED OUT of negotiations – our employers won’t talk to …

14th August 2014Read More »
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In the last six months… A West Sussex Branch member received £35,000 after tripping and breaking her wrist whilst attending to a service user. A West Sussex Branch member received £2,450 in damages after tripping on an uneven paving stone causing cuts to her face. A West Sussex Branch member …

22nd July 2014Read More »
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Last Sunday, 20th July, a group of Branch members visited Tolpuddle, the village in Dorset where trade unionism was born. In 1834, six village farm workers faced a concerted attack on the level of their wages by the landowner. They banded together, understanding that their only chance of improving their …

21st July 2014Read More »
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Thanks go to UNISON West Sussex pickets and our striking members who joined over a million public sector colleagues on July 10. It was a fantastic sunny day to have a strike, and our pickets had a lot of fun. Support from the public was tremendous. We await a substantially …

13th July 2014Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex Branch Secretary Dan Sartin was interviewed for the BBC’s ‘Sunday Politics’ show on Sunday 13th July. The topic for discussion was Thursday’s public sector strikes, and other panellists were Steve Brine, Tory MP for Winchester, and Layla Moran, Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate for Oxford West and …

13th July 2014Read More »
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The West Sussex branch has its own Facebook group. The group is a ‘closed group’ for Branch members only and a useful way of catching up with additional news and information posted by the Branch and other Branch members. Because it is a ‘closed group’ page, you have to have …

10th July 2014Read More »
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The union is asking members to strike on July 10 because you have lost thousands of pounds in basic pay since 2010. See the impact of four years of pay restraint at the following Spinal Column Points (SCPs) below. What will it take to reverse this trend? Can you afford …

8th July 2014Read More »
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More unions join July 10 There has been good news this week. A number of other unions have announced they are joining UNISON and the NUT to make July 10 a massive day of action on public sector pay and cuts. As well as UNISON and teachers in NUT, firefighters …

4th July 2014Read More »
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