Local Government Pension Scheme Investment Strategy Statement Consultation and Cost Collection.

Local Government Pension Scheme Investment Strategy Statement Consultation and Cost Collection.

UNISON nationally are in a campaign to seek appropriate trades union representation on Local Government pension scheme boards with the  aim of having a voice for its members on the issues of fund manager costs and ethical investing.  I have written to Shropshire County pension Fund seeking their views on how they intend to consult with members of the scheme in Shropshire ( letter attached ) Once we have a reply I shall feed this into the national data.

Shropshire Dyslexia Drop-In Support

Please find attached details of the Shropshire Dyslexia Drop in Meetings.

Vauxhall Lookers Deals

From: Dee Allen []
Sent: 20 January 2017 12:54
To: Dee Allen

We have welcomed the New Year with some unbelievable offers across the whole range, including: up to 25% savings from the list price, significant deposit contributions and some very attractive finance packages.

There For You Newsletter

Please find attached the latest There For You Newsletter with details of current financial assistance available to members.

Vauxhall Savings for UNISON Members

Please see attached details of the latest deals from Vauxhall for members.

Care Homes Close in Birminghan

Three Care homes close in the Birmingham
UNISON West Midlands have today confirmed that it is in discussions with Four Seasons Care Homes regarding the closure of three of there sites in the region, Heath House in Kings Norton, Ivy House in West Heath and Oaklands in Moseley.
Ravi Subramanian, UNISON West Midlands Regional Secretary said:
“UNISON is in consultation with Four Seasons Care Homes over the closure of these three properties in the region.

UNISON Complaint upheld by Health and Safety Executive

UNISON Complaint upheld by Health and Safety Executive

Following a complaint by UNISON made to the Health and Safety Executive a letter of contravention has been issued to Christopher Whitehead Language School

in Worcester UNISON raised concerns of a breach in Health and safety while removal of an asbestos roof took place.

Charlie Sarell, UNISON West Midlands Regional Organiser said: "We are glad that the Health & Safety Executive have concluded their investigation into issues at the school, after concerns raised by UNISON.

5.4% Campaign update

The first stage of our  campaign has now very nearly reached its objective of attaining  the 1000 names  total required on our petition. Once we finally get to this figure in the next couple of weeks I can then approach Shropshire Council with a request to address full council with our aims and objectives.

Local Government Pay Offer

Many members of The Branch have been contacting us regarding the pay offer for Local Government employee's this year. Up until now we have be unable to provide definite answers because on-going negotiations with the employers had failed to reach agreement. This has now been finally settled and we have - reluctantly- agreed to the offer on the table.