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Schools and Covid – online day of action

9th December 2021

UNISON, GMB, NASUWT and Unite are urging members to join parents and staff in an online day of action on Thursday 9 December. This is to tell the government to bring in additional mitigations to help keep pupils and staff in England safely in school. Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that school-aged children have the highest rates...

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Black History Month 2021

20th October 2021

Black History Month falls in October every year. For UNISON, Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate achievements of Black people throughout history. Black History and Black British History in particular, is often marginalised. So Black History Month is a key time to acknowledge achievements and provide an opportunity to discuss wider issues affecting the Black community....

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NJC Pay ballot 2021

17th September 2021

    UNISON members in schools & local government have rejected the Employers’ offer of a 1.75% pay rise in a consultative ballot. As a result, UNISON will now ballot members in November or early December to see if they are willing to take industrial action in an effort to improve the offer. In the mean time, it’s important to check your details are...

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Sue Gainey

15th February 2021

The branch is very sad to have to record the passing of Sue Gainey, our recently retired Branch Secretary. Sue passed away on Sunday 14 February 2021. She was at home with family. Sue joined NUPE many years ago when she was working as a Home Help and later Home Help Organiser. She became the leading steward in the south of...

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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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