UNISON Demonstrating Support for Stafford Hospital

Details: Saturday 20 April 2013 a demonstration march leaves Market Square, Stafford at 2pm

UNISON members will take part in a demonstration on Saturday 20 April to help save acute health services at Stafford Hospital. They will join ‘The Support Stafford Hospital’ campaign which leaves Market Square Stafford at 2pm in a march to Stafford Hospital.

Ray Salmon, West Midlands Regional Organiser said:

European Advocate General: "Privatised workers should retain ongoing parity of pay & conditions"

The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, today backed UNISON’s claim that privatised workers should continue to benefit from increased pay and conditions negotiated at their previous workplace, setting an important legal precedent.

Over the past seven years, UNISON has argued that 24 members transferred from the London Borough of Lewisham to Parkwood Leisure, were entitled, under their contracts of employment, to continue to benefit from nationally agreed pay and terms negotiated by the local government pay body.

Equality and Human Rights News - March 2013

View the March newsletter on Equality & Human Rights, from www.equalityhumanrights.com.

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day with events taking place across the country at Schools, Libraries and book shops.

Reading is one of the cornerstones of learning and is also one of the cheapest forms of entertainment available.

Why not check out www.worldbookday.com to find an event near you or simply visit your local library or bookshop.

If you have children their school / nursery should have provided them with a book voucher entitling them to a free book from a specially produced range or £1 off any other book.

Reading is fun so go on, treat yourself to a book!

Stuart Nixon
Union Learning Rep, Staffordshire UNISON

Recruit a Friend - Important News

The recruit a Friend Campaign will be withdrawn on Friday 8 March 2013. Any forms received up to the 31st March will receive vouchers, but unfortunately any received after that date will not qualify.

Many thanks to all members who took part in the campaign.