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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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Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up

Jul28

It used to take Judith Montgomery three and a half hours to earn two hours’ pay.

The article Homecare workers, illegal payments and when the sums just don’t add up first appeared on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges government to end national scandal over homecare minimum wage cheats

Jul27

Failure to honour the minimum wage is endemic across the care sector as many homecare workers are unpaid for the time they travel between home visits – which can be up to a fifth of their working day, says UNISON today (Thursday). The union is urging the government to end the systematic underpayment that it […]

The article UNISON urges government to end national scandal over homecare minimum wage cheats first appeared on the UNISON National site.

Labour leadership – consultation

Jul26

We are canvassing views from all UNISON members opted into the UNISON Affiliated Political Fund (APF)

The article Labour leadership – consultation first appeared on the UNISON National site.

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