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We're on the road!
A series of site visits by the branch  will be coming to workplaces. Unison...
Tue, 17 April 2018
School cuts protests this week...
  Protests against school budget cuts will be in Birmingham this weekend. ...
Tue, 17 April 2018
Workers Memorial Day event to ...
 An event will take place called Remember the Dead- Fight for the Living in...
Tue, 17 April 2018
New courses for members announ...
 Courses on Key Skills and Counselling, Job Search Skiils and Dementia Awar...
Tue, 27 March 2018
Learning at Work Workshops
UNISON Birmingham Branch will be offering the following training workshops, whic...
Thu, 15 March 2018
Home Care strike continues
On Saturday March 24th Home Care workers and supporters held another day of acti...
Tue, 23 January 2018
Pay offer officially accepted
National Unison has offically announced today (10/04/18) that it has accepted th...
Tue, 20 June 2017
Unison issues election manifes...
Birmingham local elections are coming up in May and Unison has issuede a series ...
Tue, 27 February 2018
living wage campaign

Living wage rise

 

The living wage has risen to £8.75 an hour across the UK (and £10.20 an hour in London, where the cost of living is higher).

The living wage is calculated independently and is separate from the ‘national living wage’ which was a rebranding of the national minimum wage adult rate, introduced by former chancellor George Osborne.

The living wage is a figure produced by the Living Wage Foundationto reflect the “real cost of living in the UK and London.” It is calculated to provide enough for a person to live decently and to adequately provide for their family.

This year’s increase came at the start of Living Wage Week, traditionally the first week of November. The rates went up by 3.6%, and 4.6% in London, reflecting the real increase in the cost of living

Some 3,500 employers have agreed to pay the living wage, including public sector employers and other public-service providers.

At the time of writing (14/11/17) inflation was still 3% and food prices were rising. The Autumn Statement or Budget will be announced on Wednesday 22 November. Unison and other Unions are hoping there will be some recognition of the low pay of Public Sector Workers and that an increase in pay will be forthcoming. 

The report from so called independent pay bodies will have effect. The Local Government Association may recommend a pay rise to the Government for Local Government workers.

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