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Somerset County Branch celebrates trade unions with Big Workplace Meeting event

Feb 09

Hearts Union week. Branch workplace meeting today was well attended. The country-wide video defending trade unions, presented by Frances O'Grady and Eddy Izzard, discussed the Trade Union and the threat to workers rights by this government.

UNISON calls for Somerset County Council to learn lessons from Southwest One joint venture

Dec 21

Somerset County Council and Southwest One joint venture is brought to an end, and UNISON calls for lessons to be learned.

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.

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New presidential team announced


UNISON's new president is Eric Roberts, it was announced today. He is joined on the presidential team by Carol Sewell and the newest vice president, Margaret McKee.

The article New presidential team announced first appeared on the UNISON National site.

We may not be in Europe, but the threat of TTIP remains


UNISON will continue the fight to exclude public services from secret trade agreements

The article We may not be in Europe, but the threat of TTIP remains first appeared on the UNISON National site.

Activists feel stress of increasing workloads


UNISON to explore ways of supporting activists and reps in stressful situations

The article Activists feel stress of increasing workloads first appeared on the UNISON National site.

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