Free Courses for Members in Notts

lifelong-learning-squareThroughout this uncertain period UNISON has expanded its learning offer and has run a huge number of free online courses for members. However, our 'Notts Learning' team has had to cancel a lots of face-to-face courses that were due to run across Notts (Project Management, Spanish, Kayaking, Pet First Aid, Website Design, Understanding Depression etc) which has been really disappointing.

We are pleased to say that we are now looking to kickstart learning in Nottinghamshire and want to make you aware of the free online courses taking place this Autumn for members in the county. As you will see from clicking on the link below this includes:

pdfNotts Learning Autumn 2020

Read more: Free Courses for Members in Notts

Protest - Defend Jobs and Services

 

branch-squareOn Monday 5 October, the City Council plans to pass an emergency                   budget containing hundreds of cuts to jobs and services. Hundreds of jobs             are also set to go via voluntary redundancy.

The branch has arranged a further protest against these cuts. It will take                place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 29 September by the Brian Clough Statue -            further details can be found here pdfNo Cuts Protest Flyer Sept 2020

Please come along and support the Protest. 

Please bring Banners and wear a Facemask

 

Protest - Defend Jobs and Services at NCC

 

branch-squareOn Monday 5 October, the City Council plans to pass an emergency budget containing hundreds of cuts to jobs and services. Hundreds of jobs are also set to go via voluntary redundancy.

The branch has arranged a further protest against these cuts. It will take place at 5.30pm on Tuesday 29 September by the Brian Clough Statue - further details can be found here pdfNo Cuts Protest Flyer Sept 2020

Please come along and support the Protest. 

Please bring Banners and wear a Facemask

 

Protest - No More Cuts or Job Losses

branch-squareThe Joint Trade Unions have arranged a Protest against the cuts and job losses at Nottingham City Council. The proposals include:-

  • Up to 650 Job cuts
  • The closure of an adult day centre
  • The closure of Bulwell Golf Course
  • Cuts to library and play services

The protest is taking place between 5.30 - 6.30pm in the Old Market Square, Nottingham on Wednesday 19 August.

Please come along and support the Protest.

Please bring banners and whistles and wear a face mask if possible.

Further details can be found here pdfJoint TU No Job Cuts Flyer

Nottingham City Council Trade Unions Initiate Formal Dispute Over Covid Redundancies

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Trade Unions Initiate Formal Dispute Over Covid Redundancies

Trade Unions, UNISON, Unite and GMB lodge a collective dispute with Nottingham City Council over recent redundancy proposals.

Trade unions representing employees at Nottingham City Council have lodged a joint dispute over new redundancy proposals. Offers to leave the council with a payoff have been falling on thousands of doorsteps this week as senior council leaders decide to dramatically downsize in response to Covid-19 challenges. Sources at the council confirmed in an interview with the Nottingham Post on the 29th June that keyworker redundancies 'could not be ruled out'


While acknowledging the challenges facing the council, the trade unions have criticised the move, describing it as a 'knee jerk' reaction. A joint letter opposing the proposals and signed by the branch secretaries of the three unions was submitted on Tuesday 30th June to senior management.

Read more: Nottingham City Council Trade Unions Initiate Formal Dispute Over Covid Redundancies

Breaking News - We Won!

branch-squareA landmark case was won today at the Supreme Court. The case challenged the UK Government regulations which restrict Local Government Pension Schemes (LGPS) from divesting contrary to UK foreign and defence policy; thereby limiting the possibility of divestment from companies involved in Israel's human rights violations. See International Page for further information on this story and on  other international action groups, links and information.

 

Coronavirus PPE - Nottm City Council Members

branch-squareUNISON has been in consultation with the council about the provision of appropriate PPE for employees, particularly those working in, or redeployed into, care work. As a result they have produced this Easy Read document for employees. If you work in social care, or are being asked to work in social care, please ensure you are provided with the correct PPE.

If you do not think you have been provided with appropriate PPE you should contact the relevant manager immediately and wait for the PPE equipment to be provided and if necessary stop working until it has been provided as you have a responsibility for your own Health and Safety and that of others. UNISON believes this  is in line with the Corporate Health Safety and Welfare Policy Statement 2019 which states the following:

“Nottingham City Council accepts its duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and is committed to providing and maintaining safe and healthy working conditions and appropriate welfare arrangements for all of its employees.”

Under this policy Employees have certain responsibilities.

The two key parts that are applicable are:

Take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.

Where an imminent and significant risk to a person’s health or safety exists, the activity being undertaken should be stopped and when safe to do so, their line manager contacted.

 

 

 

 

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