Rally and lobby of Dacorum Borough councillors by UNISON members

17 April 2018 For operational use Rally and lobby of Dacorum Borough councillors by UNISON members Following industrial action over Easter in protest at the council’s decision to cut redundancy compensation pay the branch is holding a rally followed by a lobby of the council meeting to call on the council to return to talks […]

Dacorum dirty jobs strike set to escalate

Come and support the lobby of councillors on Wednesday 18 April Workers at Dacorum Council in Hertfordshire are in dispute with their employer and are set to ramp up the pressure with more strikes in the coming weeks if the employer doesn’t give way. Last year the Tory controlled council ditched long standing agreements with […]

UNISON members at Dacorum Borough Council go on strike over cuts to redundancy pay

UNISON members at Dacorum Borough Council household waste and recycling depots went on strike over the Easter weekend after the council voted to cut compensation payments to staff who lose their jobs because of redundancy.   Although the council claimed that the cut in redundancy pay wasn’t linked to future job losses eight compulsory redundancies […]

Probation staff to take further strike action over pay

UNISON members working for the NPS (National Probation Service) and CRCs (Community Rehabilitation Companies) will be going out on second strike over pay for three hours on Monday 14 September. The strike will be followed by 2 ½ weeks of action short of strike with members working strictly to their contracted hours. The first UNISON […]

Probation workers stage two-hour stoppage over pay row

UNISON members are today (Tuesday) staging a two-hour stoppage in England and Wales between 8am and 10am in the ongoing dispute over pay. UNISON regional organiser Lorraine Kalaher said: “The probation employers’ zero per cent pay offer is an insult to hardworking staff who have been put through the misery of the government’s misguided reforms. “There […]

Probation pay update – two hour strike on 14 July

UNISON will be calling all NPS and CRC members to take a two hour strike on Tuesday 14 July from 08.00 to 10.00 in support of the campaign for fair pay for all probation workers. All members are asked to observe the strike by not reporting for work until 10am on 14 July. Members in NPS and […]

Probation industrial action called off to allow for further talks

UNISON’s Probation Committee has agreed to suspend the strike called for Thursday 11 June, and the action short of strike action due to have started on Friday 12 June, in order to allow further talks to take place to seek to resolve the 2014 pay dispute. This follows discussions with the employers at ACAS, the […]

Probation staff vote to strike over pay

NPS and CRC UNISON members have voted decisively for industrial action over the 0% pay offer for 2014. The ballot questions asked members: Are you prepared to take part in a strike? Are you prepared to take part in action short of a strike? UNISON asked members to vote yes to both questions. The results […]

Government sides with exploitative bosses

Following the new Business Secretary Sajid Javid’s remarks over changes to strike laws that are to be included in the Queen’s Speech UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government has only been in power a matter of days and it has already come down on the side of exploitative bosses. “These unfair proposals will […]