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UNISON NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL ELECTION

Extract of a Letter from Dave Prentis:

 

"I am writing to ask you to vote now in the election for UNISON's national executive council.

As an elected body it is the highest form of democracy within the union.  In between our annual delegate conference, the NEC is charged with implementing policy decided at conference."

You will have received a document detailing this along with a ballot paper and the Branch Officers would encourage you to case your vote and make your choice in this important election.

Ade Andrew - Asst Branch Secretary

LIVING WAGE E-PETITION

Please take the time to follow this link and sign the e-petition to support the Living Wage Campaign.

http://petitions.shropshire.gov.uk/petitions.ti/living_wage

Regards

Ade Andrew

Branch Secretary Weekly Update - 29.04.13

Changes to Collective Redundancy Consultation Procedures – 29.04.13

REDUNDANCY/INCREMENTAL CHALLENGE UPDATE

Redundancy and Incremental pay Challenges.

 

For some time now, the Branch has been concerned at the speed and progress of our legal challenges to changes to the redundancy and Incremental pay policies.

As a consequence I recently made an official complaint to Thompsons Solicitors regarding the apparent lack of progression and informed them that as a branch we were finding it increasingly difficult to keep saying to our members  that an outcome was on the horizon.

Thatcherism

There has been no other leader quite like Margaret Thatcher in post-war Britain.  And some will say praise the Lord for that!  No other post-war Prime Minister has been so admired, or so reviled.   She was the first woman to lead a major political party in Britain, the longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th century, and almost the only Prime Minister whose name is synonymous with an ideology. "Thatcherism"

I will not join in the celebrations of the death of a frail 87 year old woman but I will celebrate  long and hard if it means the beginning of the end of “Thatcherism”

Red Nose Day and the Red Onesie!!!

Thank you to those of you who chucked money into my bucket on Red Nose Day when over £275 was raised. “Puff the Magic Dragon” has never been sung so badly for so long, but at £5 a mosquito net it bought the equivalent of 55 nets.  A mosquito net offers protection against mosquitos, flies, and other insects, and thus against the diseases they may carry such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and various forms of encephalitis, including the West Nile virus.  Your generosity could well have saved a life.

 

Red Nose Day and the Red Onesie!!!

Thank you to those of you who chucked money into my bucket on Red Nose Day when over £275 was raised. “Puff the Magic Dragon” has never been sung so badly for so long, but at £5 a mosquito net it bought the equivalent of 55 nets.  A mosquito net offers protection against mosquitos, flies, and other insects, and thus against the diseases they may carry such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and various forms of encephalitis, including the West Nile virus.  Your generosity could well have saved a life.

 

Life of Ryley

LIFE OF RYLEY

 

COUNCIL axe-man Kim Ryley is on familiar territory as he oversees plans to cut 1,000 jobs at Cheshire East council. The authority is shedding

a fifth of its 5,500 workforce in a bid to reduce a £140m wage bill. It's similar to what happened at Shropshire Council in 2011, with. Ryley at the helm,

when all 6,500 members• of staff were "sacked" and re-employed on lower salaries and new terms.

Redundancy Challenge

The Branch will be continuing its challenge to the Council's underpayment of redundancy payments by taking all claims received to the county court.

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