Monday, 20 May 2019

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

European Elections being held in the UK on 23rd May


Important Information on European Elections being held in the UK on 23rd May

EU citizens from the following countries will have to complete a separate form if they wish to vote in European elections being held in the UK on 23rd May: -


If you are an EU citizen from one of the above countries and want to vote in the UK elections on 23rd May, you will need to complete the form available from the following link:-


The deadline for receipt of this form by your local council is Tuesday 7th May.

If you’re not yet registered to vote at all then go to: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote .

It’s quick and simple, taking only five minutes. You’ll need your National Insurance number to hand. The deadline for registering itself is midnight on Tuesday 7th May.




Thursday, 2 May 2019

Win your family holiday this summer – plus more brilliant, exclusive money-saving offers



As a member of the UK’s biggest and brightest union you could win a holiday for you and your family –THIS SUMMER! Just from being in UNISON.

You could win a five-night holiday to UNISON’s beautiful Croyde Bay Resort in Devon, this summer, for up to six people, with breakfast included. The prize draw is open to all new and existing members of UNISON. The holiday needs to be taken anytime before October 2019.

But that's not all – our money-saving deals and offers are back. Just in time for you to make the most of your summer. Apart from holidays, days out and trips to the theatre, our UNISON Living partners – including Vision Express, Shepherds Friendly and UIA – are improving their offers to members during May as the union goes for growth.

 

Find out more about the prize draw and all the offers




UNISON – bigger for a reason, better for everyone.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

list of worst gender pay gaps

Investment firms dominate list of worst gender pay gaps of pension companies 


JP Morgan Securities has reported the highest gender pay gap of any UK firm working with occupational pension schemes in 2017/18, PP analysis finds.

The UK investment banking arm of JP Morgan Chase recorded the worst gaps on both the mean and median measurements of hourly pay, at 52.8% and 60.0%, when compared with 126 other firms in the occupational pensions and financial sectors.

The figures are significantly above the pensions sector-wide averages of 24.4% and 24.5% respectively, and much higher than the average of investment firms at 30.7% and 28.6% respectively.

Of the 10 largest gaps, many of the spaces were occupied by investment firms, and across the analysis, the mean gap at investment firms worsened on average by 0.3 percentage points.

The mean figure is calculated by finding the difference between the mean hourly pay of a man at the firm and the mean pay of a woman; the median figure is calculated in a similar way. The gaps do not necessarily mean that men and women are paid different wages for the same role.

PP's analysis may not be exhaustive and firms with fewer than 250 members of staff were not required to report. Some firms opted to report voluntarily.

In its supporting narrative, JP Morgan blamed an imbalance in the proportion of men and women in senior roles - a common theme across all organisations with gaps.

The firm said: "We know we have more work to do, not only to increase women's representation at all levels, but to advance more women into management and leadership positions across the firm.

"The business is accountable in driving progress, investing in employees' growth and committed to expanding advancement opportunities for women."

JP Morgan has signed up to a number of initiatives and has, for example, set a target to achieve 30% women in executive director and managing director UK-based roles by 2023.

Across the rest of the analysis of mean hourly gaps, XPS Pensions Consulting recorded the worst figure for consultants, JLT for administrators, Just Group for providers and insurers, Gowling WLG for law firms (a voluntary report), and the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for firms associated with government.

To read the full story click here.





Don't forget to use your vote this Thursday

Nigel Farage wants you to think he's on the side of working people. He isn't. Don't forget to use your vote this Thursday ...