Neil Quinn Service Manager for Co-Operative Communities has left the Council – Carol Egdel, Team Manager, leads in this area following the changes from the budget proposals.
The budget proposals in this area outlined a new approach to service delivery with the deletion of all existing roles and the creation of one generic post. The staff have now been through a selection process and due to additional monies coming forward from internal and external funding – no staff are at risk of compulsory redundancies. The new structure has now been implemented.
The budget proposals have now been shared with staff in this area, they outline a new approach to service delivery with the deletion of all existing roles. The current establishment is 23.5 FTE, the proposed structure is 1 manager and 9.5 communities officers. Proposed job loss 21.2 FTE. A full members’ meeting is taking place and an update will be provided at Branch Committee.
In the briefing (Tony Durcan - Budget Briefing) Tony stated that there was a possibility of a social enterprise model being explored regarding this service. No detail regarding this is available and it is only an option at this stage, however staff meetings have been arranged to listen to the views of the staff, and shop stewards from this service are to be present at these.(NR)
The restructure within this area is complete. Co-Operative Communities has been moved into CCS, and UNISON will pick up any issues we have in this area at the regular meetings with Tony and his management team.(NR)
The restructure within this area is on-going and staff have now all been informed of the outcome of the selection process. UNISON has highlighted to Tony Durcan some issues that have arisen throughout this process and the difficulties these have caused for members. Tony has advised that the comments will form part of the lessons learned process. For the staff that have fallen out of the selection process UNISON is continuing to provide support to them.(NR)
The restructure within this area is on-going and staff have now completed their EOIs, and the new structure should be implemented by mid-June. For any staff that are not successful in retaining a post, individual support and advice will be offered to them.(NR)
The restructure within this area is on-going the overall reductions for staff are as below. The deadline for the end of consultation has been extended to May 6th at 9am. I have met with members in this area as part of the consultation and fed back the concerns they have raised. Management have responded to the queries and it is anticipated that the EOI process will start for the worker groups affected from Wednesday 7th May 2014.
Management posts will be reduced by 1 FTE = 4 FTE to 3 FTE
Facilitators will be reduced by 4.7 FTE, = 18.36 FTE (19 staff) to 12.7 FTE
Project Officers will be reduced 7.17 FTE = 15.17 FTE (18 staff) to 7.17 FTE
Jan Cromerty met with staff in December to share proposals; these indicated a proposed job loss of 14 fte posts, and details have now been shared. The structure being proposed is as follows:-
Management posts will be reduced by 1 fte; 4 fte to 3 fte
Facilitators will be reduced by 4.7 fte; 18.36 fte (19 staff) to 12.7 fte
Project Officers will be reduced 7.17 fte; 15.17 fte (18 staff) to 7.17 fte
A number of individuals have requested VR; consultation is due to close on 22nd April, with the selection process to start the week after, workplace meetings are arranged to meet with staff affected. In addition to this this section will move into a new division Culture, Customers and Skills, with the service manager reporting directly to Tony Durcan.(NR)
Discussions in this area are on-going regarding the budget proposals; the intention is delete 14 FTE posts by November 2014. Staff have been involved in workshops regarding the services going forward. I have met with Jan Cromarty (Cooperative and Culture Change Lead) regarding this and understand the detail has not been finalised in relation to which posts these could be. I have requested an update by the end of February.(NR)
Discussions in this area are on going regarding the budget proposals, the intention is delete 14 FTE posts by November 2014. Staff have been involved in workshops regarding the services going forward and I am meeting with the lead in this area regarding timescales and options.(NR)
The proposals regarding the budget for this area were shared with staff mid-November and a briefing for staff took place regarding the future service, which I attended. This session began to explore what this service could look like and offer after staffing reductions. The proposals indicate a job loss of 14FTE, these reductions would be made by the end of 2014 but with the selection process taking place from April on-wards. A meeting with Jan Cromarty the lead in this area will take place in the New Year to seek further clarification on the proposals. I will then arrange to meet with our members in this area.(NR)
Budget cuts have been announced in this area, staff have been met, this does involve the deletion of 14 posts - an update on this will be given under the budget item.(NR)
Discussions in this area are on going regarding the budget proposals, the intention is to delete 14 FTE posts by November 2014. Staff have been involved in workshops regarding the services going forward and I am meeting with the lead in this area regarding timescales and options.(NR)
15-21 May 2017. The theme this year is Curious and Creative for Learning at Work Week.
Starting 24 April 2017, these courses can be done online or paper based.
Branch nominations and ballot details.
This newsletter includes an update on the changes to the Bereavement Support Payment as well as contact details for ‘Down to Earth’, who provide practical and emotional support throughout the funeral process.
Winners in March.
Executive pay bandwagon rolls on
Cycle courier entitled to holiday pay
Employment law changes this April
New minimum wage rates kick in
UK lags on maternity
Merger heralds new teaching union
Consultation on caste discrimination
New courses for members and stewards.
Inflation leaps to 3.2%
More regulation of gig economy needed
Appalling risk of suicides in construction
Fat cats — the great pay divide
Racist abuse after Brexit vote
Lack of diversity at top in Wales
Papers for the meeting on Monday 3 April.
Meeting on Tuesday 28 March 2017 at 4.30pm.
Nottinghamshire Police have taken the bold step to identify misogyny as a hate crime and Northern UNSION are keen for this to be replicated in our region. The aim of the event is to identify how we can move the issue forward across the region with all three Police and Crime Commissioners.
Swings and scooters of inflation basket
No real improvement in weekly earnings
Cosmetic improvement with Living Wage
Zero-hours contracts at record high
Unemployment falls below 1.6 million
Agenda and annual report.
Economic forecasts in Hammond's Budget
Mixed fortunes in ethnic women's pay gap data
Company merger and acquisitions in 2016
Numbers on zero-hours contracts at a high
GMB take on DX delivery firm
Former chancellor's nice big earner
Charter to stop violence at work
Saturday 25 March. Hear grassroots, union and guest speakers and watch the Reel News film showing the Durham Teaching Assistants’ story.
Saturday 25 March, to plan UNISON LGBT activities for the year ahead.
A joint training session for trade union and community activists on how to organise to defeat the politics of division. 18 March 2017.
March calendar of events and activities.
Trade Union Act regs come into force
Gender pension gap leaves women short
Violence at work — the nasty truth
Bookseller's £7m salary
Money purchase pension are norm
British Gas denied appeal in Lock case
Government fails in ethnicity review
Papers for the meeting on Monday 6 March.
Papers for the retired members' meeting on 17 March.
Winners in February.
Morning seminar and afternoon remembrance service in Hartlepool on Friday 28 April 2017. There is also an Eve of WMD ‘Gig’ on Thursday 27 April.
Government green paper on pensions
A 'Stern diet' for fat cat directors' pay
Employers — don't miss out on talent
Argos repays £2.4 million to 37,000 staff
Economic growth revised upwards
Work fears of disabled people revealed
Migrants have helped make Britain. It’s time to celebrate us
NHS at breaking point, according to British Medical Association
Councils prepare to cut essential services to fund adult social care
London transport spending equivalent to £1,500 more per head than North East
Minimum wage cheats named and shamed
Inflation hits three-year high
Unemployment at 11-year low
Inflation erodes growth in weekly earnings
Migrants are always the scapegoats. But now they’re taking on Ukip’s lies
I, Daniel Blake is a realistic depiction of life on benefits. Isn’t it?
English social care system for elderly facing 'complete collapse'
North East peers want law to make Government investigate impact of Brexit on region
North East recruitment drive revealed as jobless total in region rises
UK employment growth driven by foreign nationals, figures show
The NHS needs a rethink. Its priorities no longer make sense
Top Labour politicians come to 'UKIP area' Sunderland for Brexit debates and festival
Rothbury Community Hospital inpatient ward closure public meeting this week
Shopping will cost you more as prices rise, but is Brexit to blame?
Campaigners calling for u-turn over Post Office move
UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall
Britons living in the EU face Brexit backlash, leaked paper warns
Then the Daily Mail came for Gary Lineker, and we said: ‘Enough!’
Brexit survey revealed: What you would do if given second shot at EU referendum
Booming gig economy costs £4bn in lost tax and benefit payouts, says TUC
There will be a shameful betrayal of the Brexit low-paid
Welcome to the new dark ages, where only the wealthy can retire
NHS 'pays £7.5m a year for 20 most expensive agency doctors'
Drive to bring health and social care together is a well-intentioned mess
Sunderland, 19/20 May 2017.
Sign Language (BSL) Introduction, 2 March 2017
Dementia Workshop, 30 March 2017
Regional Education Calendar 2017
A&E in England had worst delays ever in January, leak suggests
Why was Newcastle Council leader Nick Forbes the star of Prime Minister's questions?
Number of patients stuck in hospital 'far higher than NHS data shows'
It's time corporate tax dodgers started losing lucrative council contracts
More council housing needed in the North East - government report reveals
Council tax, youth funding and bins: 6 things to look out for from Sunderland budget meeting
TyneMet and South Tyneside colleges merger: What it means for jobs, campuses and its new name?
Review of tribunal fees finally published
Plan to tackle abusive hiring practices
Insecure work on rise
Twenty eight directors share £68.37 million
A list of affiliations and donations that the branch committee has approved since January 2015.
UK faces return to inequality of Thatcher years, says report
NHS ID scheme could deter eligible patients, say MPs
Councils may cut social care provision due to underfunding, LGA says
Nursery schools: ‘What society gives children less chance than their parents?’
Council tax rise planned for Northumberland residents as authority faces £36m cuts
'Trump can't hack Trebs' - the best signs from Newcastle anti-Trump demonstration
Racism at work
Economy grows but there's a shortfall
Advice on gender pay gap from Acas
Tories offer no solution on discrimination
Eight assaults a day in Welsh schools
A quarterly periodical updating branch reps on employment law.
Winners in January.
Northern Region Young Members AGM
UNISON Northern Region Black Members Forum AGM 2017.
Discounted car insurance for UNISON members.
In Newcastle on Saturday 4 February.
Papers for the meeting on 6 February.
Death by a thousand fire service cuts
Guidance on stress
Modern-day slave traders jailed
Fees let bad bosses get off scot free
Top-ranked inclusive employers 2017
Get tough on pay, says pension funds
Agenda and nomination form for the mmeting on 4 February.
Annual Meeting of the Regional Disabled Members Self Organised Group on Tuesday 31 January 2017.
Mental Health Awareness Workshop on Thursday 16 February.
Wales to ditch parts of 2016 Trade Union Act
Inflation rates at highest since 2014
Retail inflation eating into earnings growth
UK unemployment at nine-year low
Public sector pay poised to fall by thousands in real terms, TUC says
May’s promise on workers’ rights is hollow if she doesn’t get a deal
NHS crisis: the one act of self-sacrifice that could rescue our health service
Politicians have ignored the working class for too long
World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50%
Crisis, what NHS crisis? Theresa May must stop this denial
Welsh government tables bill to overturn Trade Union Act
UNISON have now been allocated two spots on the 16 January to have guided tours around the Anne Frank exhibition.
Courier's tribunal win against CitySprint
TUC warns over Brexit threat to workers' rights
Lame excuses for not paying minimum wage
High street store fined over safety
Manufacturing output edges higher
Child poverty briefing
Winners in December.
Consultation on political fund review: December-January
We are having our first Reading Ahead launch at Welford Learning Zone on 11 January between 10am and 11am.
Book now to secure your place on one of the courses for Reps at Newcastle College starting in January 2017.
UNISON courses in 2017. These courses are free and open to all members unless otherwise stated.
'Precarious pay penalty' of zero-hours staff
Plans for a Universal Basic Income
2017 — economic forecasts for year
'Fat Cat Wednesday' has been and gone
Northern Ireland to reveal political gifts
UK's deficit in trade in goods gets ever worse
UK economic growth revised upwards