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Bulletin 3 December 2015 – proposed DCC Cuts and We Need You

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Today UNISON locally met with our internal legal team, national officers and equal pay Solicitor from Thompsons. This meeting was to continue the investigations into the equal pay claim at Derby City Council. There are a number of pieces of information that the legal team require, despite UNISONS best efforts DCC has refused to share this pertinent data for the purposes of the collective negotiations. Put simply, we require certain information to best represent you, which your employer will not give us. Therefore, please find below a member survey. We would encourage as many of you as possible to complete this and return it to us Either by the online form below or here or by using the pdf document.

It’s All About You

UNISON is committed to communicating our efforts with our members. As a member of UNISON any legal recourse which we are able to pursue will only be for UNISON members. Can I ask you to let your work colleague know about the union’s actions especially if they are not members of this union. On this occasion UNISON is prepared to allow people to join and to be part of this action so that we can maximise the results for us all. I hope that you and the people you work with will take advantage of this opportunity to join.

UNISON are equally committed to listening to our members views, which is why we have set up 6 member led meetings over the next 5 weeks, please look out for further information.

We encourage you and your colleagues to attend as an opportunity to find out what your local UNISON team are doing and answer any questions you may have. Your employer is aware that these consultation meetings are being
held and should be supporting your attendance.


Derby City Council have announced that they will be making staggering budget cuts of 45 million over the next 3 years. The council has said it will axe a further 90 full time equivalent jobs on top of 110 already announced in the first year (2016). UNISON is concerns of the impact these will have on the public, community and our member’s ability to earn. UNISON will be fully supporting our members to try and save jobs.

We will be communicating separately on this matter in the coming weeks…

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UNISON Derby City Schools Team Need YOU!

Demo 25 Nov 2015Public Gallery/Council Meeting

Remember “we need you” for the demo tomorrow.  They have been successful so far and “we are stronger together”.  Join us again outside the Council House at 5.00pm and then from 5.45pm, two people from each school will be allowed into the public gallery to observe proceedings and we would like these people to take notice of the following:

  • Behave professionally
  • No heckling
  • Recognise it’s a public meeting
  • Speech to be made (for 5 minutes) regarding the petition (OK to clap after).
  • Dignity At All Times

 Everybody had the opportunity to raise questions, if you wish there will be chances at future meetings.

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Demonstration Against Changes to T&Cs Wednesday 25 November 2015 @ 5pm

We Need You!!!

Demonstration 25 Nov 2015
Demonstration 25 Nov 2015

Wednesday 25 November 2015 – Assemble outside the Council House at 5pm. Bring banners etc.

If you have received an individual letter to sign up and agree to the changes , you may wish to RETURN it at the demo , just write “Thanks , but no Thanks,

2 Reps from each school will be able to go to  the public gallery for the council meeting at 6pm. Some of  the questions you have raised will be answered and  we will be making a statement about the petition with over 5000 signatures raised by our members in Derby City Council.

UNISON Derby City are organising a demonstration outside the Council House to oppose the changes to Terms & Conditions for school support staff. If these changes go ahead they will see some staff lose 25% of their salary over night.