Date for your diary:  The Branch AGM will be held on Monday 12th March in the Council Chamber, Shirehall SY2 6ND at 12.00 - 2.00 refreshments will be provided.

Vauxhall Offers for UNISON Members

Please see attached the latest offers from Vauxhall for UNISON members.

UNISON Vacancies

Local Organisers x 2 Guildford

Location                                                       Guildford
Starting salary                                              27,109
Contract type                                               Full time, permanent
Closing date for applications                       27 September 2017

Local Organiser, Reading

Labour Conference Pay Debate Dave Prentis

Dave Prentis opens key pay debate at Labour conference

“For millions of public service workers struggling to survive, there is no more pressing issue than lifting the pay cap,” UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis told Labour delegates when he opened the debate on public sector pay at the party's conference in Brighton.

“This fight starts now,” he told conference. “We need the whole Labour Party – MPs, councillors, mayors, every constituency – to stand with us. And if the time comes to take strike action, I want to seeeveryone with us on picket lines..”

An Evaluation of UNISON's Ethical Care Charter

Please find attached an evaluation of UNISON's Ethical Care Charter which has been carried out by Professor Sian Moore at the Work, Employment and Research Unit, Unibersity of Greenwich, for your information.

Further Education Pay Offer

Further Education (Engand) pay offer

To:  Local Government Branches with FE Members (England only)
Yesterday at the meeting of the FE (England) National Joint Forum the Association of Colleges (AoC) made a pay offer of 1% or £250, whichever is more beneficial, for FE members in England.

The full details of the offer will be available early next week and will include the AoC’s responses to the non-pay elements of the claim.

This offer, along with a consultation strategy, will be considered by the next FE committee meeting on 3 October 2017.

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.