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The Branch Committee would like to invite all members to the Branch’s Annual General Meeting for 2014. Download the AGM papers here. This year we will be holding our AGM over three dates and venues, and we hope you will be able to make one of them. Monday 10th March …

4th March 2014Read More »
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The NJC Trade Union Side met on Wednesday to discuss the failure of the employers to make an offer, the likelihood of any offer being 1% and the link to the National Minimum Wage. Following discussion, the following statement was unanimously agreed: This NJC Trade Union Side: Deplores the Employers’ …

4th March 2014Read More »
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More than 150 Yorkshire care workers are to begin a week-long strike on 27th February over savage attacks on their pay, including axing sick pay, holiday time and weekend and night work bonuses. Care UK took over services last year to provide care for vulnerable people in their own homes …

4th March 2014Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex Members attended a Don’t Cut Us Out-organised protest against £100million+ cuts to the West Sussex County Council budget on February 14th. With a turnout of over 150 people, including services users from vital Council-run and -funded day centres, the heavy rain did not dampen the spirits of the …

25th February 2014Read More »
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UNISON and the other local government unions have lodged a formal dispute with the Local Government Employers covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the failure to make a pay offer on 14 January. The letter to Sarah Messenger, the employers’ secretary on the National Joint Council for Local Government …

21st February 2014Read More »
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Please tell us how cuts to local services have affected you and your family and be part of UNISON’s campaign against local government cuts! Women have been disproportionately affected by the coalition government’s austerity measures. Women’s unemployment is the highest it has been for 25 years and women are paying …

20th February 2014Read More »
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West Sussex County Council will discuss slashing £141million from essential local public services at its Full Council meeting on February 14th. The budget was first presented at Full Council on December 13th but will come back for more detailed discussion and decision on Valentine’s Day. There is little transparency prior …

21st January 2014Read More »
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Think that your pension will transfer with you if you’re outsourced? Think again! That’s not always the case as Branch members working in three nurseries for West Sussex County Council have found out. Because of the particular circumstances of their outsourcing, the Council argues that these staff cannot take their …

21st January 2014Read More »
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Over at the University of Chichester, UNISON West Sussex and the UCU have won an agreement for staff with its contracted firms to be paid …

21st January 2014Read More »
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Aspire Sussex, the outsourced Adult Education service, has been going through something of a crisis during the first 18 months of its existence. It seems as though the organisation was ill-prepared for its launch and failed to understand how to manage its finances. The last straw was reached in December …

21st January 2014Read More »
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