Public Health transfer to Local Government pensions

Frequently Asked Questions 

NHS LogoQ1: Why has this decision been made?

As part of the overall programme of transfer and movement of staff resulting from the Health and Social Care Act, we wanted to give as much certainty and reassurance to staff as possible. This decision allows you to keep your NHS Pension and is also the simplest to administer and bears the least burden on the public purse. All parties (local government and NHS trade union representatives; Local Government Association; NHS Employers; the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department of Health) have signed up to this decision.

NJC NON-OFFER REJECTED AND CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED

 

At UNISON’s NJC Committee on 29 February, it was agreed to reject the Local Government Employers’ zero ‘offer’ for 2012-2013 and embark immediately on a high profile campaign – alongside colleagues in Scotland - over poverty pay and low pay for all. The agreed campaign paper is attached.


 

The Joint Trade Union Side later that day also agreed to refer the matter to ACAS for binding arbitration, as provided for in Paragraph 17 of the Green Book and to launch a joint campaign with a view to industrial action next year if the Employers fail to make a substantial pay award


 

EVAW poll reveals high levels of sexual harassment

Unison end violence against women

 Last Friday EVAW published the results of a YouGov survey we commissioned which revealed that 43% of young women in London (aged 18-34) experienced sexual harassment in public spaces over the last year.

The survey asked women Londoners about their experience of unwanted contact or attention (eg wolfwhistling, sexual comments, staring, exposure) of a sexual nature in public spaces over the last year and found that: 

· 41% of women aged 18-34 have experienced unwanted sexual attention

· 21% of all women have experienced unwanted sexual attention 
· 4% of all women have experienced unwanted sexual touching.

 

Living on the edge: pay in local government

A report by the New Policy Institute for UNISON This report shows who belongs to the local government workforce, what they do, what they are paid, and how they compare with the private sector and the rest of the public sector.

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UNISON chief calls on TUC to organise national demo

The general secretary of UNISON the UK’s largest union is today calling on the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to organise a record breaking national demonstration in autumn 2012.

 

The huge demonstration will bring together an alternative coalition opposed to the government’s damaging policies including, public spending cuts, heavy job losses, damaging privatisation and the unfair pay freeze.

 

Dave Prentis, UNISON general secretary, said:

 

“The news that we are back in recession confirms our worst fears about this government’s damaging policies. The trade union movement must strengthen it’s alternative coalition bringing together community and local campaigning groups, faith groups and charities that share our vision.

 

Our country faces it’s biggest challenges in decades. We need the TUC to organise the biggest demonstration in our Labour movement’s history. Today I am calling on the TUC to set plans in motion to show the government that there is a real alternative. This must include ditching plans to cut taxes for the rich in our society, while those on low incomes and communities all across the country pay a heavy price for the double dip recession.

Are you a woman experiencing changes to your job in the public sector due to cut-backs?

  • Maybe you have been forced to take redundancy or worry that you soon will be?
  • If you have lost your job, maybe you are facing particular difficulties in securing alternative work in the private sector?
  • Or perhaps you have been forced to go part-time when you’d rather remain full-time?

If so, the Fawcett Society would really like to hear from you. Please join their focus group discussion, along with a small group of other women experiencing similar challenges, on Tuesday 27th March, 14:00 – 15:30, at the UNISON centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY.

As a thank you for your time, all attendees will be provided with a £25 high street gift voucher.

If you are interested, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 16th March.

To find out more, visit the web site here

 

Sharon Greene

National women's officer

UNISON centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

LGPS - Pensions Update 13

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Join in on the Consultations

Govt consultation on the definition of domestic violence

The link below is to allow members of the public to join in the consultation on the definition of domestic violence.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/about-us/consultations/definition-domestic-violence/

Forced Marriage Consultation

The Government is seeking views on whether ‘forcing someone to marry’ should be a criminal offence or whether current arrangements provide adequate protection. Views are also sought on what more could be done to prevent forced marriage from happening. The consultation closes on 30 March 2012. The link required is shown below.

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/about-us/consultations/forced-marriage/

 


The consultations end on 30th March 2012, so there is still time for you to help inform the debate

 

LGPS - Pensions Update 14

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LRD/UNISON 2010-11 Redundancy Survey - Freedom of Information Reports

The data collected from the LRD/UNISON 2010-11 FOI redundancy requests has now been repackaged by region. We have circulated copies of the report and the raw data to Regional Heads of Local Government who will be in contact with us soon to ensure that all branches have a copy of these results.  The reports are useful as they look at redundancy trends in your local council, and compare them to trends in other councils within regions.

What is a Care Pension Scheme?

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