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International Workers’ Memorial Day – 28th April 2010

This is the day when we remember those who have died, been injured, or been made ill by their work and make sure that such tragic loss and suffering is used to reinvigorate the campaign for healthi

‘Union Monday’ – 26th April 2010

 ‘UNION MONDAY’ – 26th April 2010

Unite Against Fascism - Day of Action

We would like to invite you to take part in a Day Of Action, involving leafleting, against the fascist BNP's election campaign,  this Sunday, 11th April, in Stoke.

Election Update for All UNISON Members

The expectation of a general election for 6th May 2010 has at last following much speculation become a reality.

Defending the Welfare State & Public Services

 March & Rally on Saturday 10th April 2010.  See flyer below for more details.

Local Government Unions Outraged At Pay Freeze

 

Local government unions, UNISON, GMB and UNITE, representing 1.6 million workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, have today been told that their members face a pay freeze in 2010/2011.  

Annual General Meeting - Thursday 28th January 2010

Commencing at 5:30pm on Thursday 28th January 2010 at The White Eagle Club, Riverway, Stafford

A light buffet & soft drinks will be available from 5:00pm.

Working Arrangements: Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2009

Christmas Day and Boxing Day fall on a Friday and Saturday respectively.

The Governement has designated Monday 28th December as a public holiday with pay in substitution for Boxing Day.

A number of questions have arisen as to the payments to be made to employees required to work on Saturday 26th and/or Monday 28th December.

Authorities advised that payments, unless a local agreement is in place, should be made in accordance with Green Book Part 3 Paragraph 2.6 as follows:

Department of Health (DH) Suspends Home Care Worker Registration in England

The Department of Health (DH) has suspended the long-term plan to begin voluntary registration of the homecare workforce in 2010 by the General Social Care Council (GSCC).  The decision was made to enable the GSCC to concentrate on improving its conduct function.  In July GSCC indentified a backlog of over 200 conduct cases which has prompted a review of its conduct function and to extend the register to home care staff would increase pressure on the conduct system.  In Scotland and Wales, registration has been extended to a range of other staff groups, while in Northern Irel

Disability Living Allowance & Attendance Allowance Threat

Time is running out to save disability living allowance and attendance allowance from being axed. 

A government green paper has revealed plans to stop paying disability benefits and hand the cash over to social services instead.  Join the Benefits and Work campaign to stop these cuts by visting www.benefitsandwork.co.uk and signing their petition by typing your first name and email address into the boxes provided.