Job Descriptions for Branch Officerships

18th December 2012

  ESSEX COUNTY BRANCH UNISON – BRANCH OFFICERSHIPS The job descriptions below are taken from (in some cases in an edited form) UNISON’s National Code of Good Branch Practice http://www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/20230.pdf. Where there are references to UNISON’s National rules these can be found at www.unison.org.uk/acrobat/15817.pdf. There are no job descriptions for the posts of Assistant Branch Secretary and Assistant Branch...

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The Deficit Myth

21st November 2012

  “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on”- Winston Churchill As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David Cameron’s deficit claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk down the economy via the blame game, confidence will not be given an opportunity to return....

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Housing Associations

24th October 2012

   SOCIAL HOUSING PENSION SCHEME SEMINAR    15th NOVEMBER 2012   UNISON CENTRE  The Social Housing Pension Scheme Seminar will be held at UNISON Centre, London on the 15th November 2012. Many employees of Housing Associations are members of the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS), but with a growing deficit and auto-enrolment on the horizon, the pensions on offer are being ‘dumbed down’...

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UNISON LGBT Conference 2012

5th September 2012

UNISON LGBT CONFERENCE 2012 Unison’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Conference will be held this year from 1.15pm Friday 16 November to 1.30pm Sunday 18 November 2012 at the Brighton Centre, Brighton. If you are interested in being a delegate for the Essex County branch, please let Branch Office know by noon on Thursday 20th September.  Further details can...

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MY PERFORMANCE

30th March 2012

  Performance Related Pay NOT HAPPY WITH ‘MY PERFORMANCE’? UNISON WANTS TO KNOW YOUR CONCERNS AND HOW WE CAN HELP   UNISON has been unhappy with the various forms of performance appraisal scheme that the county has introduced up to and including ‘my performance’. Now that we are at the end of the appraisal year and the county is...

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GENERAL EXEMPTION FROM STRIKE ACTION

29th November 2011

If you have any queries about whether your role is exempt from strike action or general queries please contact your union representative. Please note: even if you are exempt from stike action, if you feel strongly that you would still like to take part, you still have the right to do so General exemptions Employees currently in their last...

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Latest on Negotiations on Local Government Pension Scheme

22nd August 2011

REPORT FROM UNISON REPRESENTATIVE ON THE ESSEX PENSION FUND AND INVESTMENT STEERING COMMITTEE Further to the discussion of pensions at the Branch AGM I offered to provide a report on my activities on the Pension Fund on your behalf. I was nominated by Unison in September last year to represent members of the Essex Pension Fund on the Fund...

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FREE LEGAL ADVICE FOR UNISON MEMBERS

20th July 2011

Thompsons Solicitors hold surgeries for UNISON members in Branch Office on the third Thursday of every month from 1pm to 3pm. If you have any issues you would like to discuss with them, please ring the office to make a half an hour appointment on 01245 354044.

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ECC Staff – Proposed Changes to Terms and Conditions – IMPORTANT UPDATE

7th July 2011

 

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Switch your current account and receive £100 Cashback

24th June 2011

Switch to The Co-operative Bank Current Account Plus and join the top high street bank for satisfied current account customers  AND GET £100 CASHBACK. As part of The Co-operative Bank, Britannia can now offer Current Account Plus to UNISON’s 1.3 million members. And to celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Britannia’s partnership with UNISON, we are offering £100 cashback...

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