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Retired Members Meeting 18 August 2014

Please find attached below the minutes of the meeting held in July and the Agenda for this months meeting.

 

Regards

 

Peter Roscoe

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT WORKERS TO STRIKE AGAIN

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT WORKERS TO STRIKE AGAIN

UNISON's local government and school support workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are set to hold a second day of strike action on Tuesday 30 September.

The announcement follows the strike on 10 July, which saw around a million public service workers walk out in an increasingly bitter dispute over pay.

UNISON members in Local Government and Health make a stand

UNISON members in Local Government and Health make a stand

 

Well Done

Well done on the success of J10 – now pile on the local pressure to get pay talks reopened!

A PERSONAL THANK YOU

A PERSONAL THANK YOU

Can I please take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all Shropshire UNISON members who took part in last Thursday’s day of action and who took the difficult decision to stay away from work.

I know that you will all have been under tremendous pressure to come into work. I also appreciate that for many of you if will have been a very difficult decision to have made financially.

I appreciate and salute your solidarity and your courage in standing up for yourself and your fellow workers.

UNISON HAILS STRIKE AS A HUGE SUCCESS

UNISON HAILS STRIKE AS A HUGE SUCCESS

UNISON is hailing yesterdays strike action by local government and school support workers as an overwhelming success, with more than one million public service workers reported to have attended picket lines and rallies in protest over this year's pay offer.

Strike Action Letter

Dear Member, As you all know by now UNISON- alongside our sister unions within local government- have called for a day of strike action on Thursday 10th July in support of our campaign to receive a just and fair pay increase after suffering 5 years of below inflation pay rises and pay cuts. In Shropshire we have been hit particularly hard and have seen our pay packets decrease by 22% in 4 years !

LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRIKE DATE SET FOR 10 JULY

LOCAL GOVERNMENT STRIKE DATE SET FOR 10 JULY

UNISON today confirmed that its local government and school support staff members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be taking one day of strike action on 10 July in support of better pay. The decision was taken following a yes vote in a strike ballot, announced earlier today.

Local government employers have offered a 1% pay rise.

Tony Rabaiotti, Regional Head of Local Government, said:

LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS VOTE FOR STRIKE ACTION

UNISON’s local government and school support workers have voted yes to strike action in a dispute over pay. The low paid, mainly women, workers have faced a 3 year pay freeze and have now been offered a 1% pay rise.

The lowest are paid just above the statutory national minimum wage and did not even receive the £250 that Chancellor George Osborne promised they would get two years' running.

Voting was as follows:
For: 49,836 (58.7%)
Against: 35,062 (41.3%)

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