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Worcestershire Branch

Griffith House

30 Love's Grove




Tel: 01905 26186


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UNISON Member Retires After 47 Years At Same School

Pat Rogers, a UNISON member for over 31 years has recently retired from her position as Caretaker at Crabs Cross Academy in Redditch.

Pat has seen many changes to the school in that period, including different school names, new buildings and 8 Headteachers, not to mention the generations of children (including her own) that she has seen through the gates.

Headteacher Sarah Shakles said “Pat’s service has been invaluable to the school community and she will be sadly missed.  On behalf of the Directors, Governors, staff, pupils and parents, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for all Pat has given the school and wish her well in the future.”

UNISON Caseworker, Suzi Jones attended a special presentation at the school to acknowledge Pat's long service and make a presentation on behalf of the Worcestershire Branch. We all wish Pat a long and happy retirement.


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UNISON's Collective Grievance Over County Council Proposal To Restructure Learning Disability Services

The County Council have now formally rejected the Appeal and we are circulating that response to those members who signed up to the Grievance. We will now consult with our members regarding any further action that they may wish to take.  We will post further information as soon as this process is complete.

Mercury Disaster Persists! 

Despite all the continuing problems with the services outsourced from Worcestershire County Council to Liberata, the Council will not acknowledge that this Contract has failed!  Staff within the County Council struggle on with systems that don't work causing backlogs and huge delays in paying invoices and bills. UNISON have warned the County Council that as well as having a very dissatisfied workforce it is their very reputation which is at risk. 


UNISON, GMB and Unite have today (5th Dec) received a letter from the local government employers outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The three unions representing local government staff will now put the offer to their respective committees for consideration.

The offer covers the two years from 1 April 2018. It would mean a 2% wage rise next April for the majority of council and school support staff currently earning more than £19,430, and a further 2% in April 2019.

The local government employers are also proposing to give lower paid staff a higher wage rise – of up to 16% over the two years.

The proposals also include a revamp of National Joint Council pay scales.

UNISON head of local government Heather Wakefield said: “Council and school support staff are the lowest paid workers across our public services and are long overdue a wage rise above the 1% cap.

“The government must now come up with the cash to fund local government properly so councils have the money to give their staff a wage increase that doesn’t put more services or jobs at risk.”


Consultation on proposed review of WCC LD day services.pdf
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Consultation on review of WCC LD day and residential services.pdf
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