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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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Seven-day NHS won’t come cheap


<p>UNISON supports a seven-day NHS but warns government is trying to do this on the cheap</p> <p>The article <a rel="nofollow" href="">Seven-day NHS won&#8217;t come cheap</a> first appeared on the <a rel="nofollow" href="">UNISON</a> site.</p>

United Utilities pensions closure plan rejected


<p>Unions at North West utilities firm consider next steps after rejecting plans to close final salary scheme to all staff</p> <p>The article <a rel="nofollow" href="">United Utilities pensions closure plan rejected</a> first appeared on the <a rel="nofollow" href="">UNISON</a> site.</p>

TTIP: A threat to the food on your plate


<p>UNISON and War on Want have launch a new film highlighting the threat to our food posed by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership</p> <p>The article <a rel="nofollow" href="">TTIP: A threat to the food on your plate</a> first appeared on the <a rel="nofollow" href="">UNISON</a> site.</p>

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