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INDUSTRIAL STRIKE ACTION 10TH JULY 2014

UNISON has voted to take industrial action with a 1-day strike on 10th July 2014. This is the reaction to the Local Government Employers final offer of a 1% increase for this financial year. UNISON EXPECTS ALL OF IT’S MEMBERS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THIS ACTION.

Gearing up for Strike Action Thursday 10th July 2014

 

 Local reps will be talking to members about picketing.  Please get involved.  Further information to follow....

Last Chance to Vote "YES" in the Pay Ballot

Vote “YES” today – ballot closes 10:00 Monday 23 June.

This is the last day for you to vote “YES” for strike action over pay.  The ballot closes at 10:00 on Monday 23 June and any ballot papers received after that deadline will not be counted.

Care Workers Newsletter

 UNISON welcomes Kingsmill report on working conditions, Sleep In night shifts should be paid, further information in the newsletter.

 

Heather Wakefield NJC Pay Ballot

 UNISON is asking council and school workers to vote 'yes' for strike action: 

Staffordshire UNISON welcomes Kingsmill Report on working conditions in the homecare sector

The Kingsmill Report on working conditions in the UK care sector is "A comprehensive programme of recommendations that would begin to redress the exploitation of the homecare workforce," said UNISON's Head of Local Government, Heather Wakefield. 

Learning at Work Week 19th - 25th May

SCC staff can partake in a free Yoga session, meet with learning providers, sign up for courses, join a running club, learn about the local environment or enter a 6 book reading challenge with Stafford Library which could win them an expenses paid weekend trip to London including travel, West End Theatre Trip, accommodation and £150 spending money.

UNISON calls on LGA to engage in further talks with trade unions over pay dispute

UNISON, the union representing 600,000 local government workers, is today calling on the Local Government Association to re-consider its refusal to take part in arbitration through ACAS and engage in further talks with trade unions.  The call comes following the union’s announcement to ballot members for strike action following the a consultative ballot which showed 70% of members rejected the employer's 1% pay offer.

Local Government Strike Ballot will start on 23 May

 UNISON's local government industrial action ballot in England, Wales and Northern Ireland  will start on 23 May after members overwhelmingly rejected the employers' 1% pay offer.

The ballot will last four weeks, ending on 23 June.  

Members will be asked if they are prepared to take strike action. If there is a 'yes' vote and the union's industrial action committee gives the green light, industrial action will start in July.