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Local Government Services Pay Offer Accepted

Nov 24

The proposal over Pay from the employers had been accepted by UNISON members. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultative ballot. As the settlement relates to a period up to April 2016, we are no longer in dispute with the employers over Pay.

UNISON to organise ballot in academy schools

Aug 05

UNISON is set to ballot members working in academy schools on industrial action over pay.

Exemptions - why we took a tough line ahead of the strike

Jul 08

UNISON has made the decision regionally that there will be NO exemptions for Life and Limb Cover for the strike action on Thursday and has responded to Somerset County Council in accordance with that decision.

Local government and school support workers in Somerset to strike over pay

Jul 08

Carers, social workers, refuse collectors, street cleaners and teaching assistants will be among thousands of local council and school support workers in Somerset set to strike on the 10th July as part of a nationwide action over pay.

Forum - Dealing with Austerity in Taunton

Jun 13

The Taunton and West Somerset Anti-Austerity Community Campaign's Steering Group is organising a forum to consider the impacts of austerity on the people and community of Taunton and West Somerset and how we are coping with them. This will be on Thursday 26th June 2014 at 7pm at Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton.

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New 'right to buy' will worsen housing crisis


UNISON warns that extending right-to-buy to housing association tenants will mean even fewer affordable social homes to rent and worsen the housing crisis

Branch film highlights ambulance workers' stress


East of England ambulance branch video sees staff talk about how stress affects their work and online petition backs solutions trust could adopt

UNISON comments on Queen’s Speech


Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: "The UK already has tough laws on strikes – there is no need to make them stricter still.

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