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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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UNISON West Sussex is holding its Annual General Meeting across three venues this year: Monday 10th March Centenary House, Worthing, BN13 2QB Monday 17th March County Hall North, Horsham, RH12 1XH Monday 24th March County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ All three meetings are held from 12.30pm until 2.00pm, and are …

21st January 2014Read More »
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Union Reps are the lifeblood of any trade union. Here, union rep Mervyn Sams explains a bit more about the role. “The work that reps do in recruiting, organising and supporting members is key to the strength of UNISON. As the levels of involvement and participation are increased, this can …

14th November 2013Read More »
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Errors made to payment of salary can cause financial hardship. Mervyn Sams, Capita Rep was asked by a member to try and sort out an issue with the wrong salary being paid. Capita management had passed her issue around three different managers, which delayed correcting the problem for many weeks. …

14th November 2013Read More »
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Like with most employers where UNISON is the recognised trade union, UNISON has a regular negotiating meeting with Capita, which we call a Joint Consultative Committee (JCC). UNISON Reps attend, along with Capita senior managers. The meetings are minuted and actions reviewed at subsequent meetings. If you would like something …

14th November 2013Read More »
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