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Trades Union Bill

The Governments proposed changes to all our rights at work  via their Trades Union Bill  rumbles on through Westminster. Concerted pressure from UNISON has seen some significant changes to the original proposals and these are welcome but we should not take our eye off the ball and think that the job is done. This Bill- even in its depleted format- represents a serious attack on us all within this branch whether that is as individuals or collectively. As a union we must do all that we can to maintain and extend the opposition to these quite draconian proposals.

5.4% Campaign

5.4% CAMPAIGN
Shropshire UNISON Branch is now actively pursuing the 5.4% Campaign as previously advertised. 
The original pay reduction in 2011 was supposedly a “time limited measure to allow us time to make different long term, structural changes.”  In reality salaries are still 5.4% below the NJC agreement making us the lowest paid local government staff in England.
We say that the “time limited “ period has now elapsed and it is time for Shropshire Council  to address this issue

The BIG UNISON Prize Draw

If you haven't already done so then take this opportunity to take part in the Big UNISON Prize Draw with prizes such as:@

 Top Prize of £10,000 Cash - Provided by unisonprotect.com

  • Second Prize of 3x family holidays worth up to £2000 - Provided by UIA Mutual
  • Third Prize of 20 x Health and Dental Plans up to £300 - Provided by UNISON Health and Dental Plans

For a chance to win either:

 

Text 07960 020461 with either your Unison Membership Number or National Insurance Number AND your email address

or

Cut to Government Office Space

The Cabinet Office has announced plans to cut Government office space by 75% by 2023. This comes as it is revealed that the Government has cut 2.4 million square meters of office space since 2010. It was also announced that local authorities will now be required to report on assets which will “deliver savings by making better use of empty buildings.” There will also be a requirement for local authorities to publish information about surplus assets that have been retained for longer than 2 years.

Finance Surgeries

UNISON's recommended Finance advice provider, Lighthouse, will be holding 2 surgeries in the Branch Offices, to find out more and book a time to see a Financial Advisor please see attached.

Housing Benefit Staff Letter to Duncan-Smith from Unison

Dear Mr Duncan-Smith

Universal Credit                

We note your statement of 10 December 2015  that “there will be no 'staff transfer arrangements' for local authority housing benefit staff as universal credit rolls out”; and that this decision was “reached following 'extensive consideration of the issue and engagement with the local authority associations'”.

UNISON WARNS OF DISRUPTION TO HOSPITALS ACROSS BIRMINGHAM

Wednesday 25th November 2015
For immediate Release
 

UNISON WARNS OF DISRUPTION TO HOSPITALS ACROSS BIRMINGHAM

UNISON Job Vacancies

Yorkshire and Humberside Region: Head of Corporate Services

The Yorkshire and Humberside region is currently recruiting a Head of Corporate Services.
Starting salary                                                    £37,713 per annum
Contract type                                                    Full time, permanent
Closing date for applications                       12 November 2015
 

Heather Wakefield for General Secretary

Dear Member

At the Branch Executive Committee Meeting held on September, the Branch nominated Heather Wakefield for UNISON General Secretary.

Heather has been a supporter of the Branch and attended our Branch AGM in 2014.

On 9th November you will receive a postal ballot paper for the election of UNISON’s next General Secretary.
 

The Shropshire Kick It Out Cup 2015

Shropshire Council & Shropshire FA are inviting team's to enter this year's Kick It Out Cup at the Shrewsbury Sports Village.

 

For more information see the poster attached.

 

Steve Cunningham

Equalities Officer

01743 252361

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