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UNISON Sandwell Leisure Trust dispute
Notice has been submitted to Sandwell Leisure Trust for industrial action by UNISON members.
UNISON members working at Sandwell Leisure Trust are taking industrial action on Friday 30th April against their employer for moving away from NJC Pay, terms and conditions.
Despite the difficulties during the lockdowns, UNISON members have now voted twice to take legal industrial action. The second vote saw 78% of UNISON members voting for industrial action on a 64% turnout.
With the Leisure Centres still being owned by the Labour Council in Sandwell, the strike on Friday 30th April will demonstrate to the Board of Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) that UNISON will not tolerate staff being ‘fired and re-hired’ on worse terms and conditions now, nor in the future, when the promise from SLT not to make more changes runs out in March 2022.
At a time when a new £73million Aquatic Centre is being built in Sandwell for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, there can be no justification for attacking the pay or conditions of staff.
Please send messages of support and solidarity to t.barnsley.sandwellunison@
Sandwell General UNISON Branch
Sandwell Leisure Trust is planning to dismiss all employees to then re-engage on inferior terms and conditions to those negotiated nationally by their unions.
seeking a Researcher
The Wolverhampton, Bilston & District Trades Union Council is seeking a researcher to undertake some initial research into Wolverhampton/Staffordshire connection to slavery and the slave trade. This project stems from the Black Lives Matter movement.
closing date 30 May 2021
next WB&DTUC meeting
online Zoom delegate Meeting
Thursday 20th May 2021
starts 7-15pm visitors welcome as observers
at 8pm:public meeting speaker
NATIONAL STRIKE BY GMB MEMBERS AT BRITISH GAS
OVER ‘FIRE & REHIRE’ CUTS IN PAY
Already 43 days strike action over 9 months
Loyal workers have been provoked into this strike by CEO of profitable company and now they will make their voices heard, says GMB Union
TUC-Morning Star post-pandemic conference
Justice for the Shrewsbury 24 Pickets - after 50 years
Further details on https://www.
This is a victory for all trade unionists.
We never gave up.
Black History in schools
Wolverhampton TUC is currently working with Wolverhampton Council to get a copy in each school and library in Wolverhampton.
Trade unionists: Let's vaccinate Britain
Let's vaccinate Britain - time for trade union members to step up.
The way we get out of this pandemic is to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. That’s how we make sure workplaces are safe and get the chance to start rebuilding our country.
Black Lives Matter
- Dec 2020 16,795 are now claiming unemployment related benefits in Wolverhampton, 7,000 more people than at the start of the pandemic.
- 3,235 are18-24 years old, and 18% of males in this age group.
TUC Women Chainmakers' Festival of Cradley Heath
2021 virtual Chainmakers festival will be Sat 3rd July
Your legal right to a safe place of work
Your employer is obliged under the law to provide you with a safe place of work.
current national lockdown rules in force across the UK: You may only leave your home for work if you cannot reasonably work from home.
Employers expected to "take every possible step"to make this happen.
Is your workplace COVID-Secure? Help test a new TUC risk assessment website
Can you help us test and develop a new TUC website to keep workers safe as our workplaces start up again after lockdown?
Union campaigning won a new government duty on employers to conduct Covid-Secure risk assessments if they have more than 5 staff. The guidance says they should also publish these on their websites if they have 50 staff.
But as there’s no central directory reporting on them, very few employers so far are publishing them, and we fear many are ignoring their duties altogether.
Tory attack on Wolverhampton Key Workers
New analysis published (5/2/21) by the TUC reveals the economic hit to Wolverhampton from government plans to cut pay rises for key workers in the public sector.
For the year April 2021 to March 2022:
Wolverhampton North East 6,560 public sector workers will lose £4.2million, the 27th hardest hit constituency in England (Conservative MP)
Wolverhampton South West 2,834 public sector workers will lose £1.8million (Conservative MP)
Wolverhampton South East 1,898 public sector workers will lose £1.2million (Labour MP)
Heart Unions week
- showcasing the vital work unions do in the workplace and society,
- promoting recruitment to the trade union movement, support organising, and to help deliver lasting change in workplaces.
Morning Star the left's daily paper, is co-operatively owned by it's readers and essential reading for all trade unionists