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Dave Prentis has responded to the governments announcement that the pay cap will be scrapped, his response can be found at:

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/press-release/2017/10/scrapping-nhs-pay-cap-right-thing-says-unison/

UNISON’s petition ‘Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise’ will be debated in Parliament on 4 December. The petition can be found via this link:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/200032

You can also join the UNISON and TUC Lobby of Parliament on Pay details can be found at:

https://www.unison.org.uk/events/unison-tuc-lobby-parliament-pay/

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Lift the Pay Cap

 

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The 1% Pay Cap has meant that many public service workers are up to £3000 worse off than they were in 2010. The Pay Cap is affecting recruitment and retention of staff as well as the economy. Public service worker’s disposable income has reduced with many struggling to make ends meet.

After seven long years of pay cuts public service workers deserve much more!  We welcome the news today that prison and police officers will have their pay cap lifted but this does not go far enough and the campaign must continue!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41218283

https://www.tuc.org.uk/events/britain-still-needs-pay-rise-rally-fair-pay-public-servants

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/2017/09/government-show-values-public-service-workers-lifting-pay-cap-now-says-unison/

Employment Tribunal Fees Scrapped.

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UNISON has won the legal battle to get Tribunal fees scrapped. UNISON has fought for the last 4 years and the Supreme court has now ruled that the Government was acting unlawfully and unconstitutionally when it introduced the Tribunal fees.

The Government will have to refund more than £27m to the thousands of people charged for taking claims to tribunals  since July 2013, when fees were introduced.

For more information please visit: https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/07/tribunal-fees-victory/

School Uniform Grants

UNISON have In addition to the normal range of services and in a response to the growing difficulties many members on low income face. A programme has been put in place that will assist our most vulnerable members with the cost of purchasing school uniforms.

For more information and to apply for this grant please use this link: https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2017/05/24341.pdf

The Women Chain Makers’ Festival 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017 11am-5pm

Cradley Heath High Street B64 5HJ

Step back in time and learn about the Women Chain makers’ from 1910. Join the parade, join the workers picnic (bring a packed lunch), listen to the live music and the different speakers throughout the day. There will also be face painting, circus skills, arts and crafts. A lovely day out for the whole family!

More information can be found at: https://www.tuc.org.uk/events/2017-women-chainmakers-festival-july-1

 

 

Health Conference

UNISON’s National Health Conference has started this week in Liverpool, as a branch we have delegates attending and under discussion already is the Health bursary. The removal of the bursary in Autumn this year has already had a disastrous impact on nurse places.

The House of Lords will discuss the 25% drop in nursing degree applications following the proposals. At the same time, Brexit has already reduced European Union migrant nursing and midwifery registrations by more than 90%.

For the full article please visit: https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/04/healthconf-bursaries/

For more information on the issues discussed at conference please visit: https://www.unison.org.uk/

Crisis in Home Care

UNISON has been campaigning on the crisis in homecare for a long time. Due to government cuts, councils are increasingly outsourcing the care of the most vulnerable people in our society – the sick, the old and the disabled. It results in illegally low wages and 15-minute visits.

UNISON have made a short film highlighting this issue you can view it at: http://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/04/15-minute-care-makeover-from-hell/

A petition has been started asking for more funding for social care: https://action.unison.org.uk/page/7454/petition/1