Carillion How are UNISON Helping Members

The news of the Carillion Collapse has affected a lot of people and is very relevant to the Public Sector. Hundreds of Member’s are fearful for their jobs and pensions. For more information on how UNISON are supporting members and raising the issues on their behalf please visit: http://www.unison.org.uk/at-work/private-contractors/carillion-liquidation-unison-members/

If you worked for Carillion and you have not received a letter from Dave Prentis it is accessible on the above page in the resources section. Please also update you details at:https://www.unison.org.uk/my-unison in order for UNISON to keep you up to date with new developments.

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UNISON National Delegate Conference 2018

19 – 22 June 2018

The Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Are you a member that is interested in attending the UNISON National Conference, if the answer is yes please call the Branch Office and discuss this with the Branch Secretary Steve Francis.

More information is on the National UNISON website please use this link https://www.unison.org.uk/events/2018-national-delegate-conference/

 

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UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign has been building pressure on the government to provide a fair deal for all NHS staff and that pressure has begun to tell as for the first time in a significant period talks about NHS pay reforms will run alongside the 2018/19 NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) round.

The Budget included a statement that additional funding could be provided for NHS pay subject to the outcome of negotiations on pay reforms. It also said that the PRB would take account of these in its deliberations. UNISON have produced a letter explaining how they will approach these talks please use this link to view it:

HEALTH_PAY_MEMBER-UPDATE-DEC-17

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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/

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/