On Friday 28th November 2014 we celebrated School Support Staff in our ‘Stars in our Schools Awards 2014’, and we can now reveal our 2 very worthy winners who were nominated by their Head Teachers for going above and beyond for their School, each winning £150!
On Wednesday the 22nd October the Staffordshire Branch Office is moving, as a consequence we have planned downtime of our IT and Phone Systems throughout that day and the office will be closed during this time
The Branch have just been notified by our regional office that an improved offer has been made and this will be put to members shortly, at this point we have no detail of this offer but can confirm that the industrial action planned for 14th October has been SUSPENDED. Please follow our website and UNISON’s national websites for further updates.
ALL OUT INDUSTRIAL ACTION – 14TH OCTOBER 2014
MEMBERS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND ACADEMY SCHOOLS
As you know, the three unions – UNISON, GMB and Unite - submitted an initial claim for 2014-2015 for a minimum increase of £1 an hour on all scale points to achieve the Living Wage for the lowest paid and to begin to restore the 18% lost earnings for members above the bottom pay point. At the moment, 450,000 NJC workers earn £6.45 pence an hour - £1.20 an hour less than the Living Wage.