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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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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Sign the Parliamentary Petition to Scrap the Pay Cap

As inflation continues to increase the real value of our pay continues to shrink. With the government coming under increasing pressure to end the public sector pay cap of 1% now is the time to step up the pressure. In the Government announcements to date on ending the pay cap there has been no mention …

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UNISON sets the agenda – half price bus travel for Apprentices across the West Midlands

During the election for the West Midlands Mayor, UNISON West Midlands produced a manifesto with one of the items being for free bus travel for 16-19 years olds in Further Education, including Apprentices. Ravi Subramanian, UNISON Regional Secretary added, “Now the Tory Mayor Andy Street has introduced half price bus travel for Apprentices. The scope is …

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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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Scrap the Pay Cap

Our employers across the West Midlands met in Sandwell on 21 July to discuss the joint union pay claim for 2018 of 5% plus the Living Wage at the bottom of the pay spine. With the support of West Midlands region of UNISON we organised a joint union lobby of our employers to press home …

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2017 Pay Rise or Pay Cut?

From 1 April 2017 there will be an extra 1% on all pay points as part of a two year pay settlement. However, with inflation currently running at 3.2% this means that the real value of pay across local government has been reduced. Since 2010 the real value of pay across local government has fallen …

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SLT Deal Agreed – without attacks on terms and conditions

The Joint Union campaign against the ending of the contract with Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) has been a success. Last January staff working for Sandwell Leisure Trust faced the prospect of being transferred to another employer (with all the uncertainty that brings) – or the prospect of cuts in pay, terms and conditions if the …

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Black Country Stands Up to Racism Rally 15 Feb

Black Country Stands Up to Racism Speakers include: Louise Regan NUT senior vice president, Roger McKenzie UNISON assistant general secretary, Jackie Taylor Sandwell Labour Cllr, Azad Ali Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND), Ian Hodson BFAWU National President, Colleen Molloy City of Sanctuary, Weyman Bennett Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor. 7pm on Wednesday 15th February West …

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Overwhelming Vote for Strike Ballot against being privatised into a Children’s Trust

UNISON members in Children’s Services have given a huge mandate for a formal strike ballot against being privatised into a Children’s Trust. 97% of UNISON members voted for a strike ballot on a strong turnout. Our sister trade unions also balloted for strike action against being TUPE transferred into a Trust with the GMB receiving …

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