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Two West Sussex Free Schools, the recently closed Discovery School in Crawley, and The Chichester Free School are “two case studies in the costly and dangerous dismantling of our state education system” said Sarah Maynard of West Sussex Academy Watch. Discovery recently closed its doors after Inspectors said it was …

16th May 2014Read More »
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The Financial Adult Safeguarding and Welfare Benefits Advice services run by West Sussex County Council are two essential public services which support the most vulnerable people in our community. County Council Cabinet member for Finance Michael Brown recently took a decision to outsource the services to private firm Capita, despite …

16th May 2014Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex has reported news on this important struggle before. Doncaster care-home workers, employed by the NHS under contract with Doncaster Council have been …

7th May 2014Read More »
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Are local government staff fat cats? Is your pay too high and your pension gold-plated? Are you holding  back the dynamism of the private sector? Local government staff have been subject to an unprecedented attack on their living standards. Members across the country have endorsed the need for an industrial …

7th May 2014Read More »
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UNISON Libraries Rep Tim Stanton writes: UNISON West Sussex believes that public library services should be sufficiently resourced and professionally staffed. Volunteers may have a role to play such as assisting with the Housebound Reader Service, or assisting with specific initiatives such as the ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ or the ‘West …

7th May 2014Read More »
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With a national NJC strike ballot looming it is vital that your home address details held by the union are up-to-date. Have you moved house recently? If we don’t have the right address on file for you, you will not receive your postal ballot. Whether you will be balloted in …

7th May 2014Read More »
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A ballot for industrial action on NJC pay will start on 23rd May following members’ overwhelming rejection of the employers’ 1% pay offer. The results …

28th April 2014Read More »
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The Branch successfully held its AGM this year in March 2014. Nearly 100 members came together to approve the Branch accounts and authorise Branch Committee …

26th April 2014Read More »
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In contrast to Higher Education employers who have just offered their staff 2% and a minimum pay point of the Living Wage (£7.65), Local Government employers are offering 1% and a minimum pay point of £6.75, just 25 pence more than the recently announced National Minimum Wage. This would leave …

17th April 2014Read More »
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On behalf of all working people, UNISON is taking its fight against the government’s decision to introduce fees for employment tribunals (ETs) to the Court of Appeal. ET claims fell by 79% in the six months since July 2013 when the government introduced charges up to £1,200 for workers to …

17th April 2014Read More »
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