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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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Council plans to outsource public service provision to ‘staff mutuals’ should be subject to a ballot of employees and not be ‘forced through’ against their will, Co-operatives UK and the TUC have warned. The two umbrella groups – representing co-operatives and unions – say that the views of workers should …

14th November 2013Read More »
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This edition of Branch Lines features a few of the ways you can save money through your UNISON membership. Help with the weekly shop One …

14th November 2013Read More »
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DV advice Did you know that some UNISON Reps are trained to advise on Domestic Violence issues? Since our last edition of Branch Lines we have supported a female member in this position. For more info, please contact the Branch office. Insurance increase UNISON’s free personal accident insurance and death …

14th November 2013Read More »
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NJC Local Government After discussion at its Branch Committee, UNISON West Sussex believed the most appropriate pay claim for 2014/15 would be for ‘a minimum increase of £1 an hour on scale point 5 to achieve the Living Wage and the same flat rate increase on all other scale points’. Most …

14th November 2013Read More »
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West Sussex Youth Services have been hit by a massive additional cut of £950K, on top of an already anticipated £700K. So £1.65M will be cut from April 2014, and this means 118 essential youth work jobs supporting our young people are to go. UNISON Branch Secretary Dan Sartin spoke …

14th November 2013Read More »
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