Remploy

Chesterfield & District Trades Union Council 

Support Remploy workers on Strike against closures.

 

Members of GMB & Unite will be taking a second day of strike action at REMPLOY factories around the country in opposition to the government's plans to close 36 factories.

This week the government confirmed the closure of 27 of the 36 leaving a further 9 factories, including Chesterfield, subject to further consultation.

Chesterfield and District TUC is calling on trade unionists to support the Chesterfield REMPLOY workers' strike action this Thursday.

Come along and show your support on the REMPLOY workers' picket lines on Thursday 26th July from 7.00am.

Chesterfield REMPLOY, Sheffield Road. S41 8NJ.

dave prentisLGPS 2014 - Negotiations completed: time to have your say

A message from Dave Prentis, 
UNISON general secretary

I am pleased to tell you that after months of tough negotiations, the proposals for the LGPS from 2014 have been signed off by ministers for consultation.

UNISON will now start briefing regions, branches and members to let you know exactly what is being proposed from 2014, so that you can have your say.

The other LGPS unions and the Local Government Association will do the same.

New pension scheme poll

protect our pensionsAs you are probably aware Unison are currently involved in a consultation process regarding the new proposals for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). Information regarding the new proposals can be found here on our website. As a Branch, we are at liberty to consult with our members in order to help us provide a view to our Regional Office in Nottingham.  We would like to gather some feedback from our members and urge you to take a few seconds to complete our poll below:


Day centre cuts

 

UNISON has commissioned a survey to assess the impact of funding cuts on day centres for adults, people with learning difficulties and for people with mental health problems. 

The survey shows that a number of damaging changes are going on, with cuts and closures taking place across the country.

LGPS 2014 - Almost time to have your say and vote

After more than a year of threats, industrial action and eventual negotiation, there are now clear proposals for changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) in England and Wales from 1 April 2014.

That is the pension scheme that you're either in or entitled to join.

And that means that over the summer, from 31 July to 24 August, we'll be balloting you to find out whether or not you accept these proposals.

Looking back on a year in UNISONA year in unison 2012

(28/05/12) It's been a hard year for public sector workers. But as conference approaches, it's worth looking back at the battles the union has fought, and won, since delegates gathered for the last conference.

June 2011

National delegate conference in Manchester saw the union dominate the news as Dave Prentis made it clear that it was not going to allow the government to walk all over members' hard-earned pensions.

The union launched a campaign to Save Our Buses, joined a new coalition working for affordable housing and backed the appeal for a memorial statue to Mary Seacole, the Black nurse who treated soldiers in the Crimean War.

Members across the UK gave their support to workers striking over the threat to their pensions.

TUC March on 20th October

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Dear all,

After a week in Bournemouth at the Local and National Conferences one of the main topics discussed was the TUC march against the cuts.

This is in London on the 20th October. This march will include all Unions and is to March against the implementation of any further cuts by the Government. Our Branch are joining together with Bolsover Branch as we did last March, to arrange a coach to London.

Dave Prentis says ... 

Dave Prentis says

We need the TUC March for A Future that Works to be a huge success. 

This will send the government a strong message – from public service workers and from communities as a whole – that we oppose its anti-growth, pro-austerity policies, and want an alternative plan for the future.

On 26 March last year, an impressive sea of purple and green made its way through London’s streets, and we need to make this march even bigger and better. 

Keep an eye on the UNISON website, and listen out for details from your regions about transport to London – make sure you book your place on a coach.

LGPS 2014: Ballot on Proposals

A ballot of members over proposed changes to the local government pension scheme (LGPS) will run from 31 July to 24 August. 

UNISON is now briefing regions, branches and members to let you know exactly what is being proposed from 2014 so that you can have your say. 

Find out more by clicking the link below to the main Unison site

LGPS 2014 - Time to have your say

It's time for a living wage

Living wage(28/05/12) UNISON is widening the campaign for a living wage, as more employers agree to pay it.

Defined as the pay needed for a worker to keep their family in basics, without relying on benefits, the wage currently stands at £7.20 an hour – or £8.30 an hour in London.

The union sent out a freedom of information survey to 248 further education colleges in England and, to date, 187 have responded – a 77% response rate.

Of those, 87 are paying the living wage to their staff.

However, 100 are paying below living wage – that's 55% of the colleges in England that have responded.

LGPS 2014 - Negotiations completed. Time to have your say

After months of tough negotiations, the proposals for the LGPS from 2014 have been signed off by ministers for consultation. UNISON will now start briefing regions, branches and members to let you know exactly what is being proposed from 2014 so that you can have your say. The other LGPS unions and the Local Government Association will do the same.

 

Survey into the use of Food banks 

Soup food banksTo show how difficult it is for families to cope in the current financial climate, UNISON is conducting a survey to find out how much public service workers refer people to food banks, and to find out how much they are forced to make use of them. 

We need you to fill in the survey and send it onto others so that we can get a good picture of the use of food banks in the UK today. 

There are two surveys on this topic – one is for those members such as people working as health visitors, social workers, or in education – who may refer struggling families to food banks.

 

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