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Sat, 14 November 2015
Stars In Our Schools
Tue, 06 October 2015

CLANCY CHANGES COUNCIL CABINET
Tue, 17 May 2016

  Birmingham city council leader John Clancy has sacked almost half his cabinet in a sweeping reshuffle, and taken control of the all-important economic regeneration brief. Tahir Ali (Deve...

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Government Plans Forced Academisation of Schools
Tue, 22 Mar 2016

ACADEMISATION First the government indirectly forced schools to become academies via extortion through imposing draconican austerity measures which the schools couldn't meet so they had to become aca...

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Home Care Rotas Latest News
Sat, 14 Nov 2015

13/11/15 Dear Home Care Member Rota Dispute –YES The One Day Strike on Wed 18 November IS STILL ON. On Monday and Tuesday of last week (9/10 November) at our three members meetings, there was...

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Dinner ladies fight for fair pay has lessons for us all
Sat, 14 Nov 2015

  We say this article in the Guardian recently, and thought our members would like to read it. We send a big congratulations to the Camden Dinner Ladies. The article is by Aditya Chakrabortty a...

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Stars In Our Schools
Tue, 06 Oct 2015

  Join UNISON’s search for the unsung heroes of our schools A school should be a safe and happy place for children to learn. When it is, it’s often due to the hard work of the tens ...

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Performance Appraisal Doesn't Work
Tue, 06 Oct 2015

  Personnel Today recently published a detailed article on research into the effectiveness of Performance Appraisal and Performance Related Pay. Their conclusion - it doesn't work. To quote ......

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Solihull Council Leader to Chair New West Midlands Combined Authority
Tue, 06 Oct 2015

  Meet the new Chair of the 'Shadow' (should that be 'Shadowy' ?) West Midlands Combined Authority, bidding to be the new Midlands Powerhouse, super-council. His name is Cllr Bob Sleigh. We nev...

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Birmingham libraries banned from buying new books by City Council
Mon, 05 Oct 2015

  Birmingham City Council has sparked fury after confirming a freeze on buying new books for its libraries because of spending cuts - with some asking the public for donations instead. The land...

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Unison wants to continue tribunal fees fight in Supreme Court
Mon, 05 Oct 2015

  Unison will seek permission to appeal to the Supreme Court after losing its challenge to the legality of employment tribunal fees. The trade union is calling for a judicial review into the va...

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Election of UNISON General Secretary
Fri, 21 Aug 2015

The other big election coming up is the five yearly Unison General Secretary election. Branch nominations deadline is 9 October. So the Branch Committee at the end of September will be able to decide ...

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Wanted Five senior managers to fill council jobs worth up to 153k per year
Fri, 21 Aug 2015

The decision by the City Council to bow to Government pressure to appoint 3 new managers on £153k a year is an insult to all those staff facing job and pay cuts. Two of these jobs were axed a...

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Branch Secretary Writes to All Bham MPs on Anti Trade Union Bill
Fri, 21 Aug 2015

Birmingham Branch Secretary Caroline Johnson has written to all Birmingham MPs asking them how they intend to vote on the new anti Trade Union bill. She issued an invitation to them to come to our br...

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Fears over outsourcing plan for childrens homes after damning reports
Fri, 21 Aug 2015

The Birmingham Post has printed an article which questions the wisdom of privatising Childrens Homes. Privatisation means handing over direct control of critical services to unaccountable for-profit ...

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Winter Fuel Grant Application 2015
Tue, 23 Dec 2014

If you need help with your Winter Fuel costs please see the form below

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Citizen Maths course registration is open – try something new!
Tue, 09 Sep 2014

Autumn is a perfect time to try out and learn new things- You now have an opportunity to register on the Citizen Maths course ahead of the course launch in mid-September.Citizen Maths is a free open o...

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Labour to change Employment Tribunals
Tue, 09 Sep 2014

Speaking live at TUC Congress, Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna is announcing that the next Labour Government will "scrap" the Government’s employment tribunal system and replace it with "...

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Hard Up Festival
Tue, 09 Sep 2014

The Hard Up Festival is on Sunday 28th September . It is from 11-4 in Victoria square, Birmingham and it has lots of speakers buit also muisc, dance and theatre and a fun fair! They'll be street danc...

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Social Workers - Briefing On Professional Registration
Thu, 28 Aug 2014

UNISON briefing for registered social workers in ENGLAND   August 2014  Background In the summer of 2012 the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) took over responsibility for regis...

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NJC PAY 14 Bulletin 44
Thu, 28 Aug 2014

Lobbying Council Leaders and MPs on NJC Pay Briefing for Branches BACKGROUND Following the 10 July strike, we need to maintain a high campaign profile to get an improved NJC pay offer. Followi...

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New Pay Strike Day Set
Fri, 01 Aug 2014

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOL SUPPORT WORKERS TO STRIKE AGAIN TUESDAY 14 OCTOBER Unions representing over a million local government workers – GMB, UNISON and Unite – have agreed to escala...

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Four More Years Of Pay Misery
Tue, 22 Jul 2014

The Conservatives are planning four more years of public sector pay increases limited to 1% or lower. The Chancellor George Osborne’s budget statement this year included a 1% public sector pay c...

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Pictures of the July 10th strike rally
Tue, 22 Jul 2014

These are just some of the pictures from the Strike Day on July 10th 2014. Many other Unions were there and many Unison members attended the rally in Victoria Square.  There were also picket ...

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July 10 Council And Schools Strike
Fri, 18 Jul 2014

July 10th is an opportunity to strike a major blow for Fairer Pay.  In 5 years, we’ve had 3 years of no pay increase and 2 of just 1%. That means our earnings have dropped by 20% in real t...

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On the picket line
Fri, 18 Jul 2014

The picket line is important , in that Unison can protest and try to persuade people not to cross it. These picures were taken at the  Woodcock Street council building.   There was also m...

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