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Momentum Growing For Special Local Government Conference

Momentum is clearly growing for a Special Local Government Conference as more branches, activists and members realise the scale of deceit taking place under the white flag “consultation” over the NJC pay non-proposals. Our Branch has been contacted by 27 Branches so far who tell us they have already submitted the template requisition motion for […]

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Manchester Branch Ballot Circular recommending Rejection of Pay Proposals

Since our Branch Executive Committee voted to reject the pay proposals we received the instruction from the National union to carry out a ballot of members on the latest pay proposals put forward by the NJC committee. As part of this consultation process we organised a series of city wide member meetings to discuss these […]

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Places available for new course on Mental Health in the Workplace

A new session of the nationally accredited Mental Health Awareness course is going to be held at St. John’s Campus, Manchester College. It will take place over 3 days between 9.30am and 4.00pm as blended learning, with the 27th November and 4th December in a class with the tutor and the remaining day to completed […]

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Sudden Improvement in Pay Proposals … Or Just More Deception?

We congratulate our colleagues in the Police Service Group for their decision to ballot members for industrial action against a 1% pay offer. This replicates the decisions taken last year in Higher Education and this year (so far) in Health, the Food Standards Agency and Local Government in Scotland. This in a background of ongoing disputes over […]

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National union step back from censorship

Previously we had been told that the UNISON print centre in Leeds were under pressure not to produce material around Branch recommendations to reject the pay proposals with ballot paper mailings to members. It now appears that there has been a step back from this. This is an extract from a North West Regional circular to […]

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What’s the difference between the new LG proposal and the one we rejected?

Over the 2 years it’s worth JUST 94p PER YEAR FOR EVERY £1,000 YOU EARN. That’s before deductions! That is the only real difference between 2.2% and 2.01% over the full 2 years (0.19%) expressed on a 1 year per annum basis (0.094% pa cumulative). This applies to all members at SCP11 and above, in […]

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UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, at the TUC rally admits “It’s not good…”

As Dave Prentis says “It’s not good …”. Dave Prentis at the TUC rally on 18th October declared: ‘Enough is enough. We shall no longer sit back and allow pay to decline.’ That’s exactly why we should reject the proposed further pay cuts for Local Government. Let’s say No to two more years of real […]

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City Wide Member Pay Consultation Meetings

We have been asked by the National union to carry out a ballot of members on the latest pay proposals put forward by the NJC committee. As part of this process we are organising a series of city wide member pay consultation meetings to discuss these proposals. Our branch policy is to encourage all members […]

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National Censorship From HQ Begins

Reports are circulating that pressure has been applied to the Leeds UNISON printing unit not to produce any Branch material opposing the disgraceful pay proposals. So Branches are better off going elsewhere. Meanwhile there is no sign of the National surrender note that Branches are told to circulate to members because HQ haven’t been able […]

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Employers and National Union Leaders work together to set fire to fair pay

This circular was sent to employers yesterday signed by all three Trade Unions. UNISON National Office didn’t see fit to send it to Branches! LGA circular 15 October 2014

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    • Momentum is Growing for a Special Local Government Conference on Pay #NJCpay14 http://t.co/1a13xOLRbZ
      about 2 days ago
    • See our Branch Ballot Circular sent out to members recommending rejection of the pay proposals #NJCpay14 http://t.co/00hXHEWTxn
      about 2 days ago
    • Momentum is Growing for a Special Local Government Conference on Pay #NJCpay14 http://t.co/1a13xOLRbZ
      about 3 days ago
    • See our Branch Ballot Circular sent out to members recommending rejection of Pay Proposals #NJCpay14 http://t.co/00hXHEWTxn
      about 3 days ago
    • Places are available now for members who wish to take a new course on Mental Health in the Workplace #mentalhealth http://t.co/wXI1wnbdpk
      about 3 days ago

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