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The administration of the West Sussex Pension scheme by Capita for West Sussex County Council from 2012-2019 was a very difficult period for all concerned, …

15th April 2019Read More »
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A ‘One Voice’ all-staff email was issued on Thursday 4 April. It outlined changes to the appraisals process that are relevant for staff for 2019-20, …

9th April 2019Read More »
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UNISON’s ruling body – its National Executive Council (NEC) – is elected every two years. Elections for the period 2019-21 start on Monday 15 April when ballot papers will be posted out to our 1.3million members. The West Sussex branch has two members standing: Dan Sartin, Branch Secretary, and Abi …

9th April 2019Read More »
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UNISON workplace rep from Oak Grove College special school in Worthing Keith Manville also represents UNISON members on the countywide Schools Forum. Schools members particularly …

8th April 2019Read More »
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We recently supported one of our members in a school through a dispute where the employer changed its dress code policy which could have compromised our member’s ability …

8th April 2019Read More »
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Is the information we hold about you up to date and correct? Please tell us about any change in the personal information we hold about you such as your  …

8th April 2019Read More »
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From April 1st, WSCC has withdrawn its outplacement service from staff needing support when the council makes them redundant. The cut was announced in public …

1st April 2019Read More »
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This year’s Social Work Action Network (SWAN) conference takes place at Liverpool Hope University on Saturday 6th April 2019. The conference is packed with high …

1st April 2019Read More »
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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) raised many issues across our employers, but especially in West Sussex maintained schools. Branch negotiations officer Brian Walter takes up the story. “Prior …

1st April 2019Read More »
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Tim Halpin, UNISON steward at the Grace Eyre Foundation (GEF: supporting adults with learning difficulties) supported a member through the grievance process which resulted in  more rigorous use of existing procedures so observations from staff have more influence. Staff complaints about pushing and shoving by service users with complex needs are easily dismissed as part of the job, but …

1st April 2019Read More »
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