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May 2016

Seconded Facilities Time Update

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APRIL 20, 2016                                              GMB                     UNISON                         UNITE Dear Member   We wanted to update you with regards to the seconded facilities time situation that we contacted you about a few weeks ago.   Constructive dialogue has been taking place between the City Council and the Joint Trade Unions regarding the…

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Junior Doctors

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Junior doctors and ambulance workers are saying the same thing This morning I joined junior doctors on the picket line in Brighton, along with hundreds of delegates from our health conference. We were there because their fight is our fight – and we’ll win it together. Jeremy Hunt says he’s…

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European Union Referendum

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UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June. The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s…

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Support for Refugees

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National Demonstration: Refugees welcome 19 March 201611:00am Assemble at Portland Place, London Stand up to racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism and fascism. Let’s send a message that drives back the tide of racism, fascism, Islamophobia, anti- Semitism and the scapegoating of migrants and refugees – we say refugees welcome here and yes…

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The Trade Union Bill

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The Trade Union Bill – how we campaigned for key changes UNISON members across the UK played a part in protecting their trade union rights This week the Trade Union Bill went back to the House of Commons. We didn’t manage to defeat the entire bill, but we did manage…

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NJC Pay

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Local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC) Defending and improving members’ pay is one of UNISON’s main tasks. We believe local government employees should be paid fairly, which is why we work together to negotiate better pay with employers. For workers in local government and schools, pay and other terms and…

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Forced Academies

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Opposing forced academies UNISON believes in good, local schools that work together to improve educational standards for all and are accountable to their local communities This is why we are opposed to the government’s academies and free schools programme. Academies are funded by taxpayer but with little accountability to the community….

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