Category Archives: Local Government

UNISON Oxfordshire Rest Break Survey For Members

Do you get regular scheduled rest breaks?  Are you able to leave the premises or are you expected to be ‘on call’ at all times?  Are you aware [..]

2017, Black And Minority Ethnic Members, campaigns, Employment Rights, Health and safety, LGBT, Local Government, Low Paid Members, Private & Voluntary Sector, Women Members, Young Members , , , , , , , , , , ,

Sleep-ins and the National Minimum Wage

Recent case law has established that “sleep-ins” are covered by the National Minimum Wage (NMW) regulations.  So even if a worker is allowed to sleep at work, if [..]

2017, Black And Minority Ethnic Members, Branch news, Care, Community, Disabled Members, Employment Rights, LGBT, Local Government, Low Paid Members, Pay, Private & Voluntary Sector, UNISON, UNISON National, Women Members, Young Members , , , , , , , , , ,

ONE OXFORDSHIRE Proposal

There are major changes planned for Oxfordshire some or all you may be aware of.  Oxfordshire County Council in partnership with South Oxfordshire and Vale Of The White [..]

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£50 Winter Fuel Grants For Members

Get help staying warm this winter.  With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel [..]

2017, Branch news, campaigns, Community, Disabled Members, Further Education, Local Government, Low Paid Members, Membership benefits, Private & Voluntary Sector, Schools, UNISON, UNISON National, Women Members, Young Members , , , , ,

Children’s Centres Proposal Update – Nov 2016

Dear colleagues As you know, in July 2016 there was a legal challenge to the Cabinet’s decision on the redesign of children’s services. The High Court held that [..]

2016, Branch news, campaigns, Cuts, Local Government, Local news, Low Paid Members, Oxford, Save Our Services