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English FE members to be consulted on 1%/£250 pay offer

National committee meets on 3 October to decide its recommendation, and arrangements for consultation Members working in English further education colleges are to be consulted after employers made a “first and final” offer of a 1% pay increase, or £250, whichever is higher, for 2016/17. UNISON’s further education and sixth form colleges committee will meet […]

UNISON national Labour Link nominate Corbyn after he won national consultation email poll of Labour Link levy UNISON members

The committee decision follows discussions at regional and national level, and a consultation of UNISON members who are affiliated to the Labour party. The consultation was carried out online. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Jeremy Corbyn retains the backing of a majority of UNISON’s Labour supporting members. That’s why the committee supported his nomination […]

Register to vote for Labour’s leadership election for free

If you are a member of a Labour affiliated trade union, you have the right to vote in Labour’s leadership election. So long as you pay your union’s political levy, and joined before 12 January, you just need to register here – for free – by 12 noon, this Monday, 8 August 2016. If you are not sure if you […]

Labour Leadership Election

The Labour Party National Executive Committee has agreed the timetable for the election of the Leader of the Labour Party. The election will conclude with a Leadership Conference on 24 September 2016. From 5pm on Monday 18 July to 5pm on Wednesday 20 July there will be a link to sign up as a registered […]

*UPDATE* Local Government Pension Scheme: Please Sign The Parliamentary Petition

*UPDATE* Less than 2,000 signatures are required now to meet our target. Please re-share the link to the petition with your co-workers, friends and family. We now have 98,2076 signatures to date and need 100,000 to ensure there is a parliamentary debate. The government wants to use the money in your pension funds to invest […]

Miami Five Freedom Tour – July 2016

UNISON has been a key supporter of the campaign to free the ‘Miami Five’ – the five Cubans who spent 16 years in US jails for trying to stop terrorist attacks against Cuba. The final members of the Miami were freed from US jails in December 2014 and returned home to Cuba and their families. […]

Local Government Pay – Latest Update

Last week, UNISON’s National Joint Council (NJC) representatives, the people who negotiate the pay for those of us on Local Government terms and conditions, voted to accept a 1% pay increase for this year and a further 1% for next year. This is despite a mandate given to them in the consultation we carried out […]

International Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers’ Memorial Day this year is taking place on Thursday 28th April. It provides an oppotunity to remember all those killed through work but at the same time ensuring that such tragedies are not repeated. Rally in Albert Square at 12 noon to 13.00 . Speakers include: Kevan Nelson, UNISON; Ian Hodson President BFAWU; Union […]

Love the NHS, Save the Student Bursary – Campaign Meeting

The Student Bursary is a keystone of the NHS. It enables people from all walks of life to commit to the three years of training it takes to become one of over 377,000 qualified nurses currently working in the NHS. Without the bursary many would be effectively excluded from entering nursing, midwifery, and other allied […]

NJC Pay Update – UNISON presses on

The Employers’ Side of the NJC met on 1 April to discuss the proposal by the three unions for a one-year deal and agreed timetables for implementation of the reviews of term-time working and the pay spine. In response, they said that they are not prepared to make a one-year offer and have only offered […]

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