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Fair Pay for City College Staff

Fair Pay for City College Staff

Pay for staff in the FE sector has like others been falling behind for years due to Austerity, but staff at City College Plymouth seem to have been particularly hard hit Managers at City College broke away from national pay bargaining some years ago and since 2011...
Last Call for First Call

Last Call for First Call

Controversial Care provider First Call has finally gone to the wall Having entered voluntary administration last week they will officially cease to trade on 25th September when Gem Care will take over the bulk of their contracts (Elder Tree will take on the handful of...
Report back from National Delegate Conference

Report back from National Delegate Conference

General Secretary Dave Prentis gives a barnstorming speech to delegates of Britain’s strikingist union. Yes that new addition to the dictionary celebrates the fact that UNISON members took more days of strike action than any other union last year. It was great...
Report from Local Government Conference

Report from Local Government Conference

Your Fab Four representatives at Unison Local Government Conference in Liverpool this year. In addition to your two delegates Paul Marten and Lynda Wilkes; Kate Lattimore attended as Regional Delegate and Kevin Treweeks spoke from the platform as a member of the...
UNISON Labour Link Forum in York

UNISON Labour Link Forum in York

Unison’s national Labour Link form was a relatively low key affair and disappointingly the motions did not include the South West one on political reform. We did pick up the issue of voter suppression/ID. Try again next year. There were some MPs present but not...
National Local Government Pay Claim Submitted

National Local Government Pay Claim Submitted

The  NJC Executive Trade Union Side met recently to receive report backs on individual unions’ consultations on the contents of the 2020/21 NJC pay claim. The following headline claim was agreed: A real living wage of £10 per hour to be introduced for NJC scp 1 and a...