Wednesday, 28 January 2015

NHS Strike SUSPENDED

The successful strike action last year, coupled with the determination of NHS workers to continue industrial action in 2015 has resulted in a last minute improved pay offer from the NHS employers.

This now means that the planned strike action for 29th January and 25th February has been suspended, and NHS members will now be balloted on whether they wish to accept the offer.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to fighting for fair pay.



NHS Strike Thursday 29th January

UNISON members working in the NHS in England are set to walkout for 12 hours between 9am and 9pm on Thursday 29 January. Ambulance and paramedic staff will walk out from Noon- Midnight.

Whether you are an activist in Health, Local Government, Police or any other service group, your support on Thursday is incredibly important.

If you’d like to show your support in person, you can find your local picket line via our interactive map.

We have also made available a list of ready-made tweets in support of the NHS for those on Twitter. Alternatively you can email your MP, write to your local paper and sign our petition. There is a full organiser toolkit also available to download that includes a media brief and information about the strike.

We hope you will show your support for our NHS workers on Thursday.


Yours in solidarity,


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Do you have a question





Annual General Meeting
17th February 2015 from 3:00 pm  
in the Long Room Oxford Town Hall

At this year's AGM Cllr Bob Price and Cllr Ed Turner will be attending.

Do you have a question you would like to ask Bob Price (Leader of the Council)? Or, Ed Turner (Deputy Leader of the Council)

If you do, please submit your questions by 2nd February 2015. You can send it via post to the Branch Chair c/o UNISON Office in the Town Hall or email chair@oxfordcityunison.com

If you are unable to make the AGM for any reason but would still like a question asked you can submit this as above or if you have someone that can read out the question for youplease state this. If not, we can read this out for you.

Please let your line manager know as soon as possible if you wish to attend the AGM.  You are entitled to paid time off to attend the AGM (up to one hour) and reasonable time off for travel to and from the meeting.



If you would like to stand as a steward for your area, or would like more information, please e-mail chair@oxfordcityunison.com


Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Annual General Meeting 2015


 Annual General Meeting

17th February 2015

3:00 pm till 4:00 pm

Long Room

Oxford Town Hall

Followed by Cheese & Wine

At the AGM, branch members do the following:

  • Ratify the election of Branch Officers
  • Ratify the election of stewards
  • Elect delegates to UNISON’s National and Local Government conferences
  • Vote on motions
  • Ask questions about the Annual Report and branch accounts.


Please let your line manager know as soon as possible if you wish to attend the AGM.  You are entitled to paid time off to attend the AGM (up to one hour) and reasonable time off for travel to and from the meeting.

If you would like to stand as a steward for your area, or would like more information, please e-mail chair@oxfordcityunison.com


Your voice will make a difference


Tuesday, 6 January 2015

NHS England industrial action

NHS Strikes planned for 29 January and 25 February, with a month of action short of a strike taking place between

 

Members working in the NHS in England will walk out for 12 hours on 29 January followed by action short of strike, then a further strike on 25 February. The January strike will be for 12 hours and the February one is planned for 24 hours.

They will then work to rule between Friday 30 and Tuesday 24 February, which means they will be working their contracted hours, will take their breaks and not do unpaid overtime.
It is thel third round of action over the government's decision to reject the 1% pay rise for NHS staff as recommended by the independent Pay Review Body in 2014 and over most being denied a pay increase in 2015/16.

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