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Shropshire Council to take on £95,000 consultant

The council, which is laying off 1,700 people and making cuts to budgets, including adult social care and children’s services , will work with Bright Lake Consulting to “deliver services in new ways, ensuring they are designed to meet customers’ needs, and offer value-for money”.

The move is designed to cut red tape and get rid of unnecessary bureaucracy which the council says makes some services inefficient.

“SANDWICH GENERATION” OLDER WOMEN WORKING LONGER DOGGED BY LOW PAY AND POOR CAREER PROSPECTS

UNDER EMBARGO: 00.01 FRIDAY 7 MARCH 2014

“SANDWICH GENERATION” OLDER WOMEN WORKING LONGER DOGGED BY LOW PAY AND POOR CAREER PROSPECTS

Lighthouse Financial Services

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Please find attached the Spring Edition of LFA MoneyTalk for UNISON, please could you circulate around your members?

We deliver a range of complimentary surgeries and seminars, to UNISON members and their families,including:

FRESh

As you may know the branch is a member of FRESh and I just wanted to check whether you know about the Fairness, Respect, Equality Shropshire (FRESh) launch in Shrewsbury on 21 March -  you can register by going to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-fresh-approach-to-equality-in-shropshir...
 

Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust To Be Dissolved

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2014

MID STAFFORDSHIRE HOSPITAL DECISION – UNISON REACTION

 

“Today’s decision to dissolve the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust is proof positive that reputation trumps facts” said Christina McAnea, Head of Health for UNISON the UK’s largest health union today.

 

Christina McAnea, went on to say:

 

UNISON Vacancies

JOB VACANCIES AT UNISON NATIONALLY

·East Midlands region: regional organiser (fixed term until 31 December 2014) 17.5 hours per week

Are you ready to make a difference as one of our regional organisers? Starting salary: £42,605 per annum (pro rata - 17.5 hours per week) incl. annual subsistence allowance plus car. Closing date: 25 February

National Pensioners Convention Latest News Bulletin

Here's the latest news from Britain's biggest, campaigning pensioners' organisation, the National Pensioners Convention (NPC)

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Campaign Bulletin

February 2014

Wolverhampton Council Face Double Expected Job Cuts

Staff at Wolverhampton City Council had the devastating news today that last September’s announcement of 1000 redundancies has been increased to 2000 job losses, on top of the 400 jobs already gone.  Today the Council put directly to its employees, if they would accept a pay cut and a reduction in their terms & conditions, which as yet has not been negotiated with the trade unions.

Trips and Social Events

   

Please find below details of social events being organised by Sue Forrester on behalf of UNISON members.       Please contact Sue on:  Telephone 01952 505251 or 07794735567 or email s.forrester@talktalk.net  to book a trip or find our more information.                                                    

Saturday 19th April.                  National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas, Staffordshire £28.00

West Midlands News Round

UNISON West Midlands Region

News About:  Week 27 January

 

National Media Focus this week:

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