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Vauxhall Benefits

Please find attached the latest off from Vauxhall, we would also like to remind you of the benefits of being a member of the Associate Partners programme:

 

1.        You get your Associate Partner Discount on top of our latest offers, so however you choose to buy with Vauxhall Associate Partners, you will receive the appropriate discount

2.        There are discounts on Vauxhall Insurance

3.        There are even discounts on Genuine Vauxhall Accessories

4.        And remember, all of these benefits are available for all eligible family members too

Living Wage

COUNCIL MEMBERS PLEDGE SUPPORT TO  UNISON LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN AT BIRMIMGHAM UNIVERSITY AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S STRIKE ACTION

 

Council members are amongst the growing support for the UNISON living wage campaign to provide a basic standard of living to support workers at, the prestigious and internationally renowned, Birmingham University ahead of industrial action tomorrow (Thurs 16 Jan 2014).

 

Campaign Against the Cuts 18 January 2014

On the 18th January 2014 Shropshire UNISON will be the lead union organising a 6 hour protest on behalf of the Shropshire and Telford Trades Union Council against the austerity measures, in the square Shrewsbury, in particular we shall be highlighting the impact of the savage redundancies proposed by Shropshire Council during the coming year and conversing with the public on what Shropshire is about to lose in the form of its valued public services.  We shall also be campaigning for a Living Wage and the unjustness of the Bedroom Tax.  We ask that you pass the message to all who may offer s

CUTS TO COUNCILS AND MEAT HYGIENE INSPECTION HITTING FOOD SAFETY

CUTS TO COUNCILS AND MEAT HYGIENE INSPECTION HITTING FOOD SAFETY

 “The threat to the public from contaminated food stems from a toxic combination of cuts to council trading standards, environmental health and meat hygiene inspection” said Heather Wakefield, UNISON Head of Local Government.   “When combined with the Government’s willingness to allow the slaughter and food processing industry to police itself, consumers are at risk of a repeat of the horsemeat scandal” she warned.

NCP CAMPAIGN BULLETIN

Campaign Bulletin

January 2014

LATEST UPDATE ON REDUNDANCY SITUATION AT SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL

Dear Member,

For your information.

The Branch is fielding a lot of enquiries regarding the current situation on Voluntary Redundancy and whether or not the programme is still open. As I understand it the  opportunity to apply for Voluntary Redundancy (VR) under the current scheme is still active but it will end on 31 January 2014.  Anyone who wishes to be considered for VR must submit an application no later than Friday 31 January 2014. Applications received after this date will not be considered at this time.

COUNCILS FORCED TO CUT BUDGETS BY £11B, WEST MIDLANDS HIT HARD AND WORSE TO COME

COUNCILS FORCED TO CUT BUDGETS BY £11B, WEST MIDLANDS HIT HARD AND WORSE TO COME

Councils in England have been forced to cut almost £11bn from their budgets in the first two years of the Coalition government, according to data published by the Department for Communities and Local Government on local authority spending, with the West Midlands being hit very hard.

UNISON, the UK's largest union, is warning that far worse is yet to come following the spending round in 2013 and the Chancellor's announcement yesterday.

Winter Fuel Grant

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills.

Help is on hand

“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £40.

Download the application form below or simply contact your UNISON branch office 01743 252958 or unison@shropshire.gov.uk.

Austerity Video

An extended ‘austerity uncovered’ video is now available from the bus tour earlier this year. This new video is 11 minutes long (the original released back in the Summer was 4 minutes)

http://austerityuncovered.org/watch-austerity-uncovered/

The Midlands is extensively covered with footage from:

 Dudley
Cannock
Ilkeston
Corby
Northampton

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