Wednesday, 18 March 2020




Dear all

We would like to reassure you all, that UNISON will be here for you during these difficult times ahead. The office will still be open but at reduced times and days, if you do need us the best option is to call or email first to save you a wasted trip, but your first point of contact should always be your local steward. Their contact details can be found at www.oxfordcityunison.com if for some reason they are not available then please contact one of us listed below.

There are going to be many challenges ahead of us all and you may be asked to do things differently from your normal daily tasks. We know that you all will rise to the challenge’s that will come. If you are asked to support another roll or support another area and are or unhappy or concerned about it then please talk to your manager in the first instance, if you still have concerns please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Oxford City Council staff are well known for great public service in times of need never has there been a time when  we all need to pull together and support each other.

Lastly, We just want to say stay safe all of you.

Caroline

David

UNISON Direct
0800 0 857 857

In Solidarity

On Behalf of Oxford City Branch of UNISON




Monday, 2 March 2020

2021 PAY DEAL CONSULTATION



NOTICE TO MEMBERS

2021 PAY DEAL CONSULTATION


Our current pay deal expires at the end of March 2021, therefore this year UNISON and Unite officers will be starting to negotiate a new pay deal for Oxford City Council and Oxford Direct Services colleagues to be effective from April 2021.

We, therefore, need to have input from all Trade Union members, via this survey, to guide us in the negotiations. Please complete the survey online using via this LINK  or using a paper copy available from your steward which can then be returned to your workplace reps/steward or via the ballot boxes or to the UNISON office in the Town Hall or the Unite office at Horspath

We kindly ask all Oxford City Council and Oxford Direct Services trade Union, members to take part in this survey as the results will help your Unions to shape the deal going forward.

Colleagues who are not a member of either of the Unions, Unite and UNISON cannot take part in this consultation, however joining either of the unions will enable those colleagues to have their say.

Just as a reminder the final year of the existing pay deal will see an increase in salary as from April this year 2020





Saturday, 29 February 2020

Covid-19 - guidance for UNISON members

UNISON has been working with the relevant government departments to help ensure public services and public service workers are prepared and equipped to deal with Covid-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus.

Guidance for hospitals and NHS staff was published this week by NHS employers, UNISON, and other health unions. The aim of this is to ensure staff know exactly what to do with individuals who are concerned they have the virus and how to treat patients, with minimal risk to themselves. The guidance also seeks to reassure both health employees and the public, alerting everyone to be vigilant to prevent the wider spread of the virus.

Advice has also been issued by the Department for Education for schools and school workers. UNISON has issued additional advice for branches and activists should you become aware of any schools closed following suspected instances of Covid-19.

These sensible contingency plans will help reassure staff and the public that public services are fully prepared for any eventuality. Encouraging individuals to take everyday precautions is essential. But so is the need not to panic or feel unduly alarmed. Being fully prepared now could make the world of difference later.

Advice for anyone concerned they have developed symptoms of Covid-19 can be found on the NHS website.
As more advice becomes available for other areas, we will do all we can to make sure branches and activists have the information they need to respond to this fast moving situation.



How to deal with Coronavirus or COVID–19

Everyone's talking about how to deal with Coronavirus or COVID–19. One suggestion is to stay away from work if you're feeling unwell. But many people don't get sick pay for the first three days, so could you do that if you had to? Check out our advice on Coronavirus or COVID–19 and sick pay

­čöĚSick pay - negotiating guidance for workplaces
https://unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2019/10/25815.pdf
­čöĚSick leave and sick pay - your rights
https://unison.org.uk/get-help/knowledge/leave/sick-leave/
­čöĚCoronavirus - guidance for hospitals and NHS staff
https://unison.org.uk/news/2020/02/coronavirus-guidance-nhs-trusts-health-staff-published/

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Friday, 28 February 2020

Time to listen STAY AT HOME