Our Unison branch notched up another success for a member recently, when she was awarded £10,000 as the result of a personal injury claim.
The member was injured when she slipped on a wet floor while attending a training session in one of the council’s buildings. She was left with pain and bruising in her hip and numbness in her left foot.
Unison’s personal injury lawyers, Thompsons, commenced court proceedings and a settlement of £10,000 was finally agreed.
Branch secretary Sue Beatty said: “Cases such as this show the value of the union’s legal service. It also shows that the union is prepared to take cases that claim companies and no win/no fee solicitors will not. It’s yet another good reason to join Unison!”
If you think you may have a claim, contact the Unison branch office on 01273 291611.
The UNISON NJC Committee met on 6th April to consider branch feedback on its recommendation that UNISON should accept the NJC pay offer for 2018-20. In the feedback received 79% of branches and 10 out of 11 regions voted to accept the pay offer. The NJC Committee therefore formally agreed to accept the pay offer and to notify GMB and Unite and the Local Government Association. The NJC Committee also agreed a pay award implementation strategy for dealing with any attempts by employers to undermine or not implement the pay award, cut conditions or jobs to pay for it or walk away from the NJC. Details will be circulated to branches shortly
Brighton and Hove UNISON is happy to support this event, organised by Sussex Defend the NHS.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 5.30pm WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 2018 AT BRIGHTON TOWN HALL, COUNCIL CHAMBERS
If you are a member of the Brighton and Hove Local Government Unison branch, please come to our Annual General Meeting on 21st March 2018.
This is an opportunity for our members to meet with other members and Branch Officers, to hear about what are currently “hot topics” for the branch (this year one of these is the current pay claim and possible future dispute over pay) and to elect the Branch Officers for the coming 12 months, who will oversee the issues that face our members, both in and out of the council.
Brighton Town Hall is wheelchair accessible. The branch will also meet the costs of dependent’s care should you want to attend the meeting but are concerned about child care/dependency costs.
Refreshments and a choice of snacks etc will be available from 5.00pm. The meeting itself will start at 5.30pm. and usually finishes between 6.45-7.00pm. Please do try and make it along. All branch members are welcome.
If you or a UNISON member you know would like to consider standing for any of the Branch Officer posts, contact the branch office on 01273 291611 to get a nomination form to be completed and returned to the branch office no later than Friday 23rd February 2018.
We very much look forward to seeing you at the AGM. Where there is Unity, There is Strength
Unison members joined other protesters at Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital last Thursday (1st Feb) to tell Health Minister Jeremy Hunt what they think of the Tories’ attacks on the NHS. Sussex Defend NHS found out at late notice that Hunt was visiting the hospital but still managed to gather a sizeable crowd. When he arrived he tried to enter the Audrey Emerton building through a locked door and had to run the gauntlet of the angry protesters to get in through another entrance!