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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Community Sector Members

24th January 2014

Community Sector Members can view the 2014 Community Comference Final Agenda via the following link: Attachment: 2014 Community Conference Final Agenda  

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LGBT MEMBERS

13th June 2013

Eastern Region now has a dedicated e-mail address for all LGBT queries lgbteastern@unison.co.uk   UNISON EASTERN REGION LGBT SELF ORGANISED GROUP POLICY & TRAINING WEEKEND 4th and 5th  oCTOBER 2013 Holiday Inn, Colchester, Essex   FRIDAY 4TH October 2013   3.00-3.30pm                      Meet & greet members (& their guests) of                                                 your LGBT SOGTea/coffee/refreshments                                                    available   3.30-4.00pm                      Introductions  ...

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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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