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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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‘Let’s focus on how we can protect girls from female genital mutilation’

Feb13

Speaker from charity Forward urges UNISON members to fulfil their duty to protect women and girls from FGM

The article ‘Let’s focus on how we can protect girls from female genital mutilation’ first appeared on the UNISON site.

NHS staff feel, quite rightly, that they’re coming under constant attack

Feb12

If the government comes for the unsocial hours payments that NHS staff have come to rely upon following years of pay austerity, we will be ready for them.

The article NHS staff feel, quite rightly, that they’re coming under constant attack first appeared on the UNISON site.

Government cuts are denying women access to justice, says UNISON

Feb12

Women are being hit hardest by government cuts and by changes that restrict access to justice, Dave Prentis tells women's conference

The article Government cuts are denying women access to justice, says UNISON first appeared on the UNISON site.

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