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Worcestershire Branch

Griffith House

30 Love's Grove




Tel: 01905 26186


NJC Pay Update

We recently informed members that we had met with the Council to agree the final stages of the NJC pay award for 2019. We are now pleased to announce that following our discussions the Council will be applying the pay award on 1 April 2019.

The headlines of the award mean there will be a minimum hourly rate of £9 and a minimum 2% pay increase for all staff.  The final stage of the pay award process is for UNISON to consult with our members over the proposed method of implementation.


When the NJC pay deal was agreed some time ago, employers were given the option of applying incremental progression and then moving to the new pay system or vice versa. Through conversations with the Council it has been agreed to assimilate to the new pay structure and then apply incremental progression as this is the most beneficial route for staff.


We will be holding a short period of consultation on how the new system will be implemented* between 12 - 15 March 2019. Please forward any feedback to


* please see the NJC Pay Update Sheet below for more details

National and Local News

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World IDAHO Day 

May 17th 2019

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia  launched in 2004 to celebrate LGBTIQ people globally. Today, we use May 17 to champion inclusion, and build a better world for the LGBTIQ community.

Proposed Edge of Care & Residential Services Review

The consultation with Worcestershire County Council staff, launched in January, regarding the closure of most of the residential children's homes operated by the Council, has now drawn to a close.  UNISON Worcestershire has been rigorous in its support of our members, attending workplace and members' meetings in order to gather the views and concerns of our members.  Whilst welcoming the proposed new Edge of Care Service, UNISON staunchly opposes the closure of residential homes which provide a vital service.  The Council propose making over 40 staff redundant, representing a huge loss of skills and expertise in the workforce.  UNISON's formal response to the Consultation and the County Council's reply can be located in the list of downloads further down this page.  Further updates will be posted when available.

Vacancy: Branch Welfare Officer (BWO)

This vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of Cheryl Britton. Cheryl has been our Branch Welfare Officer since 2016, and has provided invaluable support and signposting to our members in times of need. Anyone can find themselves in a situation where they are struggling with finance, or to access the support they need in a difficult time. UNISON There for You is the union’s welfare charity, which provides a confidential advice and support service for members and their dependants. However, it relies on Branch Welfare Officers to assist members with applications, and to provide vital knowledge re local support. Please see the pdf below for further information.

Branch Welfare Officer Vacancy.pdf
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NJC Final(1).pdf
NJC Pay Update Sheet March 2019
Edge Of Care Consultation.pdf
WCC response to UNISON 26th Feb 2019
January 2019 Newscast
Edge of Care.pdf
UNISON Response to WCC Edge Of Care Consultation
GDPR In Schools April 2018 24996.pdf
More information about General Data Protection Regulations in Schools