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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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UNISON members in local government and schools have decided through a democratic ballot to take strike action over pay. We have done so because our take-home pay has fallen by a massive 20% in real terms since 2009. If our pay had simply risen in line with inflation, we would …

1st July 2014Read More »
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If I strike is it a ‘breach of contract’ and what does that mean? Do I have to tell my manager I intend to take strike action? Can I make up any pension contributions I miss? Can I get any financial support from the union to help with the loss …

25th June 2014Read More »
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UNISON’s local government and school support staff members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taking one day of strike action on 10th July in support of better pay. The decision was taken following a ‘yes’ vote in a strike ballot. UNISON West Sussex has announced it intends to …

23rd June 2014Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex supports its members through a huge range of stressful and difficult situations in the workplace. Whether helping members through a redundancy sitution, providing individual representation or a simple piece of advice, UNISON is on-hand year round. Here are a selection of comments which have come into the UNISON …

23rd June 2014Read More »
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Are you struggling to cope with the rising cost of living? Finding that you’re having to economise in every area of expenditure? Worried about back to school costs? Help is on hand. UNISON has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs …

23rd June 2014Read More »
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The ballot is on! It is absolutely vital that as many members as possible vote – and vote ‘yes’ to strike action – if we …

15th June 2014Read More »
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UNISON’s Higher Education members have voted overwhelmingly to accept a pay offer that will see thousands of low paid university staff receive the Living Wage and end a long running pay dispute in the sector. Following a period of consultation, 89% of UNISON members voted to accept the offer for 2014/15, …

15th June 2014Read More »
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