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West Sussex County Council has issued proposals which, if acted upon, would abolish the council’s ‘Supporting People’ fund. This fund is currently worth £6million and …

15th October 2018Read More »
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UNISON is supporting parent campaigners and staff at Littlegreen special school in Chichester who are trying to get an academy conversion order overturned. UNISON is …

15th October 2018Read More »
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“At West Sussex County Council there is a history over recent years of change at senior leadership level which has led to inconsistent leadership and …

15th October 2018Read More »
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Members in WSCC children’s residential care homes contacted UNISON when presented with proposals to change on-call and stand-by arrangements. This would involve them having to …

15th October 2018Read More »
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The impact of cuts is one of the fundamental issues discussed at schools’ forum (SF). Our representative Keith Manville gives us an overview. “We have …

8th October 2018Read More »
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UNISON West Sussex workplace rep Keith Manville (Oak Grove College, Worthing) has been invited to become a member of the high needs block funding working group, a sub-group of the schools’ forum, of which Keith is also a member. Keith is one of the very few people actually working within …

8th October 2018Read More »
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The Autumn 2018 edition of Branch Lines is now available for you to download! Branch Lines – Autumn 2018 edition Printed copies are being distributed …

8th October 2018Read More »
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Brantridge is a residential special school between Crawley and Haywards Heath, catering for boys with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, including those with Asperger’s  …

8th October 2018Read More »
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A falling roll and funding cuts led to a restructure at this school. Initial proposals – not originally shared with the union – estimated four full-time equivalent (fte) job losses. However, once the union had clarified the agreed consultation process, it became apparent that fewer redundancies would have to be …

8th October 2018Read More »
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The branch has produced a briefing paper on Performance-Related Pay (PRP) for members. PRP systems can look superficially attractive on first sight, but they have a host of pitfalls associated with them. What’s more, there is no evidence that they work. Download our PRP briefing paper

1st October 2018Read More »
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