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.

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.