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Important Branch Update – 27 January 2016

Here is our latest update, included in this is an update on Dismissal and Re-engagement and details of the move to our New Offices.

Dismissal & Re-engagement Update

27.1.16 UpdateThe employer has sought to vary your contract of employment in order to change your terms and conditions, this has nothing to do with the equal pay legislation or the outcomes of the equal pay review. The consultation meetings you attended or been invited to are to consult with you over the changes to your terms and conditions and to try and get you to individually agree to sign the variation of contract and therefore changing your terms and conditions. You are not signing to accept a change in your pay.

The changes to the terms and conditions for non-school staff which give rise for concern are the changes to the pay protection policy and appeals policy. The pay protection policy as of the 1st of June 2016, which will apply to all changes in pay except those from the outcomes of pay review, will provide protection of 3 months, 6 months or 12 months (i.e. restructuring and redeployment).

UNISON’s advice is to not be coerced into signing and let the employer impose the changes to your contract by dismissing and reengaging you. This will protect your legal rights of employment.

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UNISON Branch Office Move – Friday 22 January

We are moving office on Friday 22 January and therefore due to packing for the move we will have no access to emails or the office phones from 3.00 pm on Thursday 21 January.

Our telephone response will be limited on Friday but you will be able to leave a voicemail message on 01332 643216 and once we have the system up and running we will check for any messages.  Normal service will resume on Monday 25 January.

Altrnativley you can email us and we will be in touch as soon as possible

Our new office will be on the ground floor of Royal Oak House, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3BR.

We look forward to welcoming you there.

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Our very own Christmas and New Year Message

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

As you are aware, 2015 has been an eventful year for all workers in Derby and here at UNISON locally, we are still very much committed to helping you with your queries regarding sickness absence, pay, changes to terms and conditions, disciplinaries and grievances, and all other matters that are raised.

This year has seen our membership grow significantly and demonstrates that workers are recognising the value of being a UNISON member.

This is a credit to you all for sharing with your colleagues the benefit of being protected by a large trade union in Derby. Evidence shows that the more members we have in Derby, the stronger the voice we have, and the greater power to protect your employment rights. This strong voice has been important recently especially with our school support staff at Derby City Council and, given the budget cuts which will affect city council and Derby Homes staff in 2016, it is vital that your voice is stronger than ever.

For those of you in the midst of the consultation process for dismissal and re-engagement, or working in the areas affected by budget cuts, including outsourcing and restructures, please do not allow this to cause undue stress during the Christmas period.  UNISON is committed to supporting you all in these processes and this support will continue in the New Year.

2016 is going to be a hard year for a lot of our members and rest assured UNISON locally will be here to support you. Please tell your colleagues who are not currently members, the benefits and advantages of joining UNISON.

They can join on-line to pay by direct debit, or get in touch with the office for a joining form.

All that remains is to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

With our very best wishes from us all at UNISON Derby City.