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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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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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