Fantastic Offer for Apprentices

If you are an Apprentice you can join Sandwell General UNISON Branch for just £10 for the whole year. Furthermore if you join and return the attached slip to Sandwell UNISON at West Bromwich Town Hall, Lodge Road, B70 8DY then we will send you a £25 one4all gift card. By becoming a member of …

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Pay Offer Consultation – Pay Grades for Sandwell MBC

The trade unions have received a two-year pay offer for council, school and other members on NJC pay. The offer is 2% on all pay points above scp19 for April 2018 and April 2019.For those below point 20 the pay offer is better. For 1 April 2018 the offer is:- Scp 6 Grade A £1,380 …

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Press Release on Ofsted and Children’s Services

Sandwell’s Children’s Services Staffing Crisis The latest Ofsted judgement on Sandwell’s Children’s Services is a further blow to morale of our hardworking members in Sandwell. Six months ago, the trade unions in Sandwell formally presented a twelve-point plan to resolve the then growing staffing crisis, which included capping caseload levels and offering staff a payment …

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Sandwell UNISON AGM Thurs 8 March

Your union’s AGM is being held on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 5:45pm start. (Buffet is available from 5:00pm) Christchurch CofE Primary School, Albert Street, Oldbury (behind Court of Requests) All members are invited to attend. Invited speakers include Tom Watson MP and a representative from the Birmingham Homecare Strikers

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Pay Offer for 2018-2020 Received

GMB, UNISON and Unite have received a letter from the local government employers outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The three unions representing local government staff will now put the offer to their respective committees for consideration. UNISON meet on 14 December. The offer …

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Black Country Refuge Appeal

Sandwell Libraries are taking part in an appeal as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This United Nations day is being supported by Sandwell Deputy Leader, Cllr Syeda Khatun, and Sandwell’s Library Service. Your Branch has donated and agreed to highlight this appeal. Further information is available at all …

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Seasons Greetings to Sandwell UNISON from Jeremy Corbyn

Delegates from Sandwell UNISON handed Jeremy Corbyn a signed Xmas card from our committee of stewards when he spoke at a 1,000 rally in West Bromwich on 23rd of November. Without any request we received this message and photo. “I am emailing from Jeremy Corbyn’s office to say a massive thank you to all at …

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Making Sandwell Children’s Services the ‘Employer of Choice’

One of the aims of the new Children’s Trust is to make Sandwell the “employer of choice within the region and reduce the over dependence on agency and newly qualified staff.” Twelve months after the Government began their intervention in Sandwell the number of agency workers is at an all time high, costing £400,000 each month …

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Charter for Apprentices

A Charter for Apprentices has been agreed by the trade unions and was formally presented to Councillors on 23 October 2017. The Charter is attached and calls for all apprentices to be at least paid the minimum wage from day one of employment. At present Modern Apprentices are paid a disgraceful £3.50 per hour for …

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Living Wage to be paid by Sandwell Council

UNISON has been asking and demanding that as a Labour Council Sandwell should be paying the Living Wage as its minimum pay level and become an accredited Living Wage employer. 5 years later and Sandwell Council has just agreed to ‘top up’ the salaries of those paid below the Living Wage amount to the Living …

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Solidarity with Birmingham Refuse Strikers

Sandwell General Branch has sent a message of support and £200 donation after a Unite representative explained the dispute in Birmingham’s Refuse service to the Branch Committee of stewards. Faced with losing up to £5,000 in pay and having the person overseeing safety on the trucks made redundant has sparked a dispute that has seen …

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