Staffordshire County Council

Workers Memorial Day Commemorative Bench

As part of Workers Memorial Day on Sunday 28th April, the Branch today unveiled a commemorative bench on Route 55 of the National Cycle Network, near Crows Nest Lane car park, Gnosall, to remember those killed, made ill, or injured by their own or someone else’s work.

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

Local Government Workers Lodge 2010 Pay Claim

UNISON, TGWU and GMB public service unions, have today (26 October), submitted a 2.5% or £500 pay claim on behalf of some 1.5 million local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The claim covers care assistants, cleaners, teaching assistants, librarians, social workers and refuse collectors among others, who are at the bottom of the public sector pay league.

Heather Wakefield, UNISON’s Head of Local Government, said:

NJC PAY 2009/10 Pay Settlement – Offer Accepted

A meeting of the UNISON NJC was held on Wednesday, 10 September were results of the branch consultation where considered. An overwhelming majority, 89% of members, accepted the offer on a 17% turnout. GMB and UNITE members also voted to accept. As a result, the employers have been asked to implement the agreement ASAP.

NJC Pay 2009/10 Final Offer - Branch Consultation Begins

All UNISON members employed by Staffordshire County Council will receive a consultative ballot paper in the next few days.  Please be sure to have your say and return you completed consultation paper to the Branch before 4th September 2009.

If you have not received your consultation paper by 14 August 2009, please contact the Branch Office on 01785 245000


The Employers’ Side met yesterday and agreed to increase their offer to a

NJC Pay 2009 Update

Branches will of course be wondering whether any further progress has been made following the six-hour talks with officers from the Local Government Employers on 21 May 2009, when we agreed some positive proposals to be put to the Leaders of the four main political groupings on the Local Government Association.

Local Government Pay 2009 - Update

Where are we at?

Following six hours of constructive pay talks at the end of May, the Trade Union Side has been waiting for a response and a possible revised offer from the Local Government Employers.

In light of the continuing talks, the unions have been reassured that the employers will not carry out their threat to make no offer at all if agreement was not reached by the end of May. We will update branches as soon as we receive a response from the Employers, which is expected after the local elections.

Consultation with members