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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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UNISON prepares to make its mark at TUC Congress


Key issues will feature in debate and congress will recognise the work of activists Darren Barber and Margaret McKee

The article UNISON prepares to make its mark at TUC Congress first appeared on the UNISON National site.

Don’t scrap the Human Rights Act


We will fight this calculated attack on our hard won rights and freedoms alongside Amnesty International, Liberty, the British Institution of Human Rights and others

The article Don’t scrap the Human Rights Act first appeared on the UNISON National site.

School stars are rising


The build-up to this year’s Stars in Our Schools celebration is under way

The article School stars are rising first appeared on the UNISON National site.

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