Unison, Newcastle City Branch

Room 145                       
Civic Centre                   
Newcastle upon Tyne    
NE1 8QH                

Phone        +44 (0)191 211 6981
Fax              +44 (0)191 211 4958
e-mail         unison.newcastle@newcastle.gov.uk


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New on Site

23/09/2016

Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on 3 October..

Newcastle Unites against the Racist EDL

24 September

Assemble 1pm outside the Laing Art Gallery (Blue Carpet)

The aim of the protest is to send out a clear and simple message: the EDL is not wanted in Newcastle, the north east or anywhere else. We must all stand together in unity in the face of Islamphobia, anti-Semitism and all forms of racism and fascism.

Leon Rosselson gig

24 September

‘Wry, poignant and political songs that are as intelligent as they are entertaining’

Film Preview Opportunity

3 October

Film director Ken Loach has contacted North East People's Assembly because he is looking for people to attend a special preview showing of his acclaimed new film 'I, Daniel Blake' which will be followed by a Q & A around the issues of austerity & welfare benefits raised by the film.

Labour Research Department Fact 78/38

MPs to examine boardroom pay

Dress codes need a redesign for today

Care firms targeted over illegal wages

Workplace inspections on missing list

Shortfall in out-of-school services

Branch Lottery

Winners in September.


16/09/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/37

Earnings growth dip

In July, growth in average weekly earnings was down to 2.2% from the previous month’s revised

Unemployment among women falls

The fall in the number of unemployed women more than compensated for the rise in the men’s total, Office for National Statistics figures show.

Retail inflation down

The retail inflation rate fell in August, while the consumer measure was steady, Office for National Statistics figures show.

Campaigners set out how to solve poverty

The government should raise taxes on the wealthy to finance a £15 billion annual investment in affordable housing, free childcare and enhanced social security benefits to eradicate poverty in the UK, campaigners say in a report, We can solve poverty.

In the Papers

Don't make ordinary workers pay for Brexit, TUC urges government

Political battle lines drawn north and south of the River Tyne over devolution

Theresa May’s incompetence is creating an opposition within her own party

Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson and George Osborne among MPs hit by boundary shakeup

North East to lose four MPs in constituency shake-up plans

 'Thanks, but no thanks': How devolution for the North East was ended in 155 words


09/09/2016

Pay

UNISON consults on an additional pay claim for 2017/18 while the NJC agrees terms of reference for a review of the Pay Spine.

TUC Education

The course brochure for TUC Education courses in the Northern Region is now available to download.

Labour Research Department Fact 78/36

Boardroom delight

Manufacturing output weakens in July

Tory contempt for health and safety

Forced retirement for one in eight

Decline in UK mergers and takeovers


07/09/2016

Retired Members

Papers fopr the meeting on 13 September.


05/09/2016

Disabled Members

Regional meeting on Thursday 8 September.


04/09/2016

Solidarity Event

UNISON Northern Women’s and International Committees are holding a joint event to raise funds for the Women’s Sugarcane Cutters Committee in the Valle del Cauca department of Colombia. World Headquarters, 7 October.

Labour Research Department Fact 78/35

Learning lessons from EU referendum debate

Youth unemployment still stubbornly high

Action plan to help new and expectant mothers

GMB files claims against Addison Lee

BECTU to merge with Prospect in 2017

Economy grows in second quarter

In the Papers

Is the North East finally going to start consulting on its controversial devolution deal?

Youth unemployment could be exacerbated in wake of Brexit vote, report says

GP crisis as calls are made for appointments to be limited to no more than 25 a day

The NHS is ailing. Is a ringfenced tax the best remedy?


29/08/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/34

Shift workers are more susceptible to disease

Motherhood's penalty

MPs call for ban on plastic microbeads

Underemployment of BAME workers

Scottish public sector deficit unchanged

Acas guidance for young workers


26/08/2016

Disabled Members' Branch Meeting

31 August

Discussing the published motions for the National Disabled Conference.

Hope Not Hate’s Community Picnic

3 September

An opportunity for people to enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed and fun setting (food, games and conversation!) and a way of getting to know other people who live locally and recognise that we have more in common than what divides us.

North East People's Assembly AGM 2016

13 September

All supporters of the People's Assembly, living in north-east England, are very welcome to attend.

Protest The Tory Party Conference

2 October

In Birmingham. Newcastle coach tickets £25 waged, £10 unwaged.


24/08/2016

Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on 5 September..


21/08/2016

Outlines, August 2016

When is a living wage “A Living Wage”?

New professional standards for teaching assistants published

Stars in our schools

Newcastle College Review & Redundancies

Labour Leadership Election

Time to debate LGPS changes as petition hits 100,000 signatures, says UNISON

Tyne & Wear LGPS

Disabled Members Officers

Branch Organising

Durham Miner’s Gala

Death of Davey Hopper

Branch Learning

In the Papers

Brexit damage to economy will outweigh modest wage gains, says study

Feet first, our NHS is limping towards privatisation

Yes, zero hours work can be banned: New Zealand has just done it

Labour Research Department Fact 78/33

Unemployment down

Earnings growth static

Minimum wage offenders named

Briefing on new housing Act

Cost of living in the UK on the rise


20/08/2016

UNIMAG 31, August 2016

A quarterly periodical updating stewards and reps on employment law.

Labour Research Department Fact 78/32

No pay restraint in UK boardrooms

'Hypocrisy' of Post Office bosses

Half of women suffer sexual harassment

Councils need greater powers to build houses

Factory output expands


19/08/2016

National LGBT Conference

Details and agenda for the LGBT Conference in Llandudno, 18-20 November. 

What is Domestic Violence and Abuse?

Training session for members.

Panto – Beauty and the Beast

Special offer for UNISON members.

Branch Lottery

Winners in August.


15/08/2016

Black Members meeting

This meeting will discuss Motions for Black Members Conference 2017.

UNISON survey

Impact of public spending cuts on LGBT people and services.


05/08/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/31

Cut in interest rates

Days lost to strikes at very low level

Voluntary Living Wage needs revision

Rise in value of council outsourcing contracts

Search for gig economy in UK

National scandal of homecare wage cheats

New Courses

Two courses have been added to the schedule:

Introduction to Understanding Autism

Confidence Building taster session.

LGBT Survey

Researchers would like to hear from you and will use what you tell them to raise awareness of the social care needs of LGBTQI disabled people and to highlight examples of things that do and don’t work very well.

Branch Lottery

Winners in July.


04/08/216

Labour Research Department Fact 78/30

Union political funds bring in more income

Progress needed on transgender equality

Economy grows in second quarter

Green family used BHS as milch cow

Lack of progress on disability rights

Workers should take care in heat of the sun

Reps Training

One Day Introduction to the Local Government Pension Scheme, 28 September 2016.


23/07/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/29

Earnings growth dips

Air fares fuel inflation

UK's 'badge of shame' on disability rights

Unemployment hits 11-year low as numbers fall


22/07/2016

Training courses

Bridges to Learning one day  regional workshops aimed at all staff working in Health, Social Care and Education.

Emotional Resilience 

Introduction to Counselling Skills

Understanding Autism

Your Skills, Your Future


20/07/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/28

More top executives on £1m or more a year

How deal with issue of fatigue

Manufacturing boost

NLW — the first 100 days and a crisis

Below par academies

Labour Research Department Fact 78/27

Forty executives living in ££££ land

Rise in deaths at work

Mesothelioma and its deadly toll

Poverty rise in the UK

Three more join Living Wage family


13/07/2016

Retired members

Papers for the meeting on 19 July.


04/07/2016

Tyne Tunnel Trekkers

An account of the 24 hour Cateran Yomp. Tyne Tunnel Trekkers raised over £1600 for the Army Benevolent Fund.

Labour Research Department Fact 78/26

UK economy grows

Narrow majority for exit in EU referendum

Women part-timers lose out on pensions

Lack of support for disabled teachers

Small narrowing in UK current account deficit

Remuneration package of 32 averages £2.15m


01/07/2016

Branch Lottery

Winners in June.


29/06/2016

Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on 4 July..


23/06/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/25

Adverse impact of tribunal fees

'Reckless' to scrap NHS bursaries

Missing out on pensions and benefits

Call for 14-day self-certification period

Fathers missing out on paternity pay


19/06/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/24

Average earnings fillip on back of living wage

Retail price inflation rises in May

UK unemployment rate at 11-year low

Modern slavery judgment against firm

Employers don't have working carers' policy


17/06/2016

Orlando Vigil

Please come and join us in our vigil supporting and remembering the victims of the recent atrocity. Saturday 18 June, 6pm at Newcastle Civic Centre.


12/06/2016

Labour Research Department Fact 78/23

Dementia in workplace

Thirty execs rake in £70 million

Deaths after Johnson's fire service cuts

Value of inward M&A hits seven-year high

UK factory output 'recovers'

Climbdown on police spying on unions


10/06/2016

Members' training

New courses and taster sessions have been added to the course calendar for June and July.

Labour Research Department Fact 78/22

Rise in numbers working from home

Economic growth confirmed for start of year

Remuneration for two totals over £55 million

Euro 2016 advice

Planes, trains and drones and lasers

Equal pay progress at Scottish council


06/06/2016

Branch Committee

Papers for the meeting on 13 June.