NUT and NASUWT Industrial Action - Advice for UNISON Members in Schools

You may be aware that colleagues from NUT & NASUWT are taking strike action in Staffordshire on 1st October, as a result of this action UNISON National Office have provided the following advice for members during this time.

Local Government Unions Accept Pay Offer

UNISON & UNITE have reached agreement with Staffordshire County Council that Green Book Staff will  receive the agreed 1% pay increase (backdated to 1st April 2013) in Septembers pay. Further information can be found here.

29th September March & Rally

The situation is critical.  Our NHS is in crisis: starved of funds; sliced up and sold off to private companies; haemorrhaging staff, the lifeblood of the NHS.

UNISON  is leading the campaign to defend the NHS against the coalition government's plans to break it up and sell it off.

We care about the NHS, its staff, and patients.

Answer the call for your NHS.

Join UNISON on Sunday 29th September at 11am in Liverpool Road, Manchester City Centre.

We will be arranging a coach to the march, picking up from Stafford, Lichfield and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

If you would like to book a seat or would like further information contact the branch on 01785 245000 or unison@staffsunison.org.uk.

2014-15 NJC Pay Claim

The UNISON NJC Committee met on Thursday 1st August to discuss the contents of the NJC pay claim for 2014/15. The Committee felt our core objectives should be to restore pay levels and ensure that the Living Wage becomes the basic rate of pay in local government. The full consultation document is available here.

The UNISON NJC Committee agreed to consult on the following two alternative options for the proposed 2014/15 NJC pay claim:

OPTION 1: The Living Wage (LW) hourly rate to be the minimum pay rate, with an equivalent percentage increase on all other spinal column points.

OPTION 2: A flat rate increase of £1 an hour on all pay points, which would achieve the current Living Wage as the bottom NJC spinal column point.

The branch have emailed members to ask their opinions on the two options.  If you haven't received an email please update your details to ensure we hold a correct email address for you.

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 27th September

UNISON will be holding a coffee morning on Friday 27th September to raise money for Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee and cakes in the the 7th Floor Meeting Room in The Wedgwood Building, Tipping Street, Stafford, any time between 10am and 12pm.

A poster is available if you wish to display it in your workplace.