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UNISON’s 2017-2018 winter fuel grant programme has now opened! Grants of up to £50 per household are available to help members in low-income households. To …

5th December 2017Read More »
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The branch has many employers within it who subcontract elements of their work to outsourced suppliers. These firms are nominally independent employers, but in practice the pay, terms and conditions, and work undertaken by their staff are defined by the employer which lets the contract. A trade union is taking this …

5th December 2017Read More »
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In the summer term the branch dealt with scores of restructures in schools which resulted in over 100 support staff losing their jobs. Due to the failure of government funding to be both adequate and stable, increasingly in schools staff are placed on fixed term or temporary contracts. But this …

5th December 2017Read More »
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In support of Road Safety Week (20-26 November – an initiative organised by road safety charity Brake), UNISON partner Vision Express is offering free eye …

14th November 2017Read More »
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There has been much talk in the media of a new National Funding Formula for schools. The government has moved £1.3billion from one part of …

1st November 2017Read More »
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After a vote by some staff on the council’s ‘Big Conversation’ web page, WSCC is thinking about introducing a scheme for buying and selling annual leave (this would not affect staff in schools). UNISON has concerns about this sort of ad hoc policy-making, where national terms and conditions and how …

1st November 2017Read More »
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UNISON’s pay consultation for members working in Further Education colleges opened on Friday 27 October 2017. The consultation is being run as an e-ballot and …

1st November 2017Read More »
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The County Council has been considering adding more services to the highways maintenance contract when the current contract with Balfour Beatty expires in July 2018. Services under consideration included: Customer engagement and stakeholder relationship management; Operations management; and Network management (including ITCS). Up to 85 staff could have been subject to TUPE …

1st November 2017Read More »
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The Autumn 2017 edition of Branch Lines is now available for you to download: Branch Lines – Autumn 2017 Printed copies have already been distributed …

13th October 2017Read More »
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