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UNISON’s response to WSCC budget UNISON West Sussex commented on WSCC’s budget plans, debated on 12 December, to cut £39million in 2015/16 and £30million in 2016/17. “The chickens are now coming home to roost,” said Branch Secretary Dan Sartin. “The council has adopted a short-sighted policy for several years of …

18th December 2014Read More »
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Winter fuel grants are available again for UNISON members who are having difficulty meeting their heating bills. The grants, which are available from the union’s …

11th December 2014Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex will be visiting County Council office hubs to wish our members a happy Christmas during December. We will have our stall in the canteen areas (except Crawley), where Branch Officers and Representatives will be available to discuss any workplace issues you may have and to provide advice …

11th December 2014Read More »
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Personal accounts of the tough day to day life of social work staff across the country are laid bare in Social Work Watch – a new report from national UNISON. The difficulties social workers face are fuelled by official figures showing that councils cut spending on social services staff by …

10th December 2014Read More »
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UNISON members who shop online can get more bang for their buck by going through the website www.UNISONrewards.com/bonus. It’s completely free to sign up. You’ll even get a £10 welcome bonus. Brands featured in the rewards scheme include ToysRUs, Tesco, Argos and B&Q, but there are thousands of others available …

10th December 2014Read More »
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West Sussex county councillors are due to discuss the proposed privatisation of local NHS musculoskeletal (MSK) services to BupaCSH at the Health & Social Care …

3rd December 2014Read More »
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Branch Lines – the newsletter for UNISON West Sussex members – is being re-launched this month with a new look. This first new edition will be a bumper issue, A5-size, with sixteen full-colour pages featuring a wide range of news stories, quotes and features. It will: cover the workplace issues important to …

3rd December 2014Read More »
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New regulations came into force earlier this year allowing employees to request flexible working conditions from their employer. You can now apply to your employer for a …

21st November 2014Read More »
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The new law on Shared Parental Leave will be introduced on 1 December 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. This means that parents whose children are due to be born or placed after 5th April 2015 will have access to a fully flexible system of parental leave. Eligible parents will be …

21st November 2014Read More »
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UNISON members on NJC pay in West Sussex voted resoundingly to REJECT the national employers’ new pay offer tabled after our July 10 strike. The …

14th November 2014Read More »
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