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NJC Pay consultation 2021

17th September 2021

Members covered but the NJC api agreement are encouraged to take part in the consultative ballot regarding your cost of living pay award for 2021. You should have received an email with instructions on how to vote. Please vote by the 22nd September 2021. Care workers, refuse collectors, social workers, teaching assistants, street cleaners and so many more have gone above and...

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15th November 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed to the Branch Organiser and Caseworker posts. Graham Gilbert has started work as Branch Organiser. He will be working 21 hours a week and intends to be out in ECC Branch workplaces talking to members and  potential members about what the union has to offer. If you would like him...

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ECC Budget Consultation Forum

17th August 2016

Thanks to those who contributed to the preparation for the Budget Consultation meeting in October. The meeting was attended for UNISON by Jeremy Gush (Assistant Branch Treasurer.) When the notes of the meeting are ready we will publish the answers to those of your questions that were asked. Those that we could not ask on the day we intend...

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Single Status is back

27th July 2016

Essex County Council has told UNISON that it wants to revisit ‘Single Status.’ This was the process which finished about 15 years ago whereby every single job in ECC was job evaluated resulting in clearer relations between different jobs and they way they are paid. Since then posts have changed and been created and the gradings have departed from...

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Supporting Success

27th July 2016

UNISON took a number of appeals against Supporting Success results in 2016 and won them all! Most of them were successful because managers did not do what they should (held reviews, warned about possible failings, agreed objectives properly etc.) We have always urged ECC to improve the process and had to push to get an appeal system in the...

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Youth & Community JNC Pay 2014-16

1st April 2015

UNISON members have voted to accept the final pay offer made by the Employers’ Side of the Youth and Community Workers JNC.  The offer is 2.2%, to cover the period from 1 March 2015 to 31 August 2016.  Members of the other unions have also voted to accept.

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28th January 2015

In addition to other services , Thompsons Solicitors also run a surgery on the third Thursday of each month in the UNISON Branch office. If you would like advice on a personal injury claim or a road traffic accident, please ring Keeley at Thompsons on 01245 228803 and she will arrange an appointment for you to see a solicitor...

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ECC band 5 and above

8th July 2014

Click here for UNISON’s advice to Essex County Council members on Band 5 and above

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14 October Strike FAQs

6th July 2014

UNISON is urging members in local government and schools to take strike action on 10 July for improved NJC pay rates, following the refusal of employers to meet the union’s pay claim. The employer’s side of the NJC refuses to re-negotiate on their 1% final offer. Some members will have questions about taking part in industrial action and below...

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Worried about back to school costs?

6th June 2014

Are you struggling to cope with the rising cost of living? Finding that you have to economise in every area of expenditure? Help is on hand We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120 (this is the maximum grant...

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