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May Meeting – Cancelled

Posted: 4th May 2020

The branch meeting planned for the 19th May has been cancelled for the obvious reasons.  We are organising a Zoom video conference instead and will be addressed by Warren Kenny, our Regional Secretary. For those of for whom we have emails, we will send you the conference hyperlink address, others can contact us to request…

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Power in a Union

Posted: 4th May 2020

On recognition agreements

A Union is more powerful if the majority or a large majority of the work force are in membership and that the employer knows this. The law is such that if a majority of a workforce votes in favour, an employer must grant a recognition agreement. A recognition agreement means that the…

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Redundancy self-defence

Posted: 24th April 2020

Sadly we are seeing a number of redundancy programmes being announced; here’s some notes on self defence.

Large programmes (over 90 people) can be over and done in 45 days, smaller one’s in less time; if you are a member and need the Union’s help get in touch as soon as possible. We can help…

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Employee self defence

Posted: 22nd April 2020

I have been meaning to write an “employee self defence” manual for a while now, and something came across my desk today to remind me of this ambition. Here’s it is off the top of my head.

  • Always reply to management in writing and in good time.
  • Know where your contract is, make a…

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March Meeting – Cancelled

Posted: 13th March 2020

The branch meeting planned for the 16th March has been cancelled for the obvious reasons.  had planned for the General Secretary to address the meeting. Tim has agreed to come back later in the year.

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Schedule of Branch Meetings 2020

Posted: 25th January 2020

You will have been invited to the Branch meetings for 2020; these have now been posted on this site.

We are remaining at Friends House, and while we have usually sought to meet on the 3rd Monday every other month, the venue can no longer meet this requirement. We are meeting on the 2nd or…

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Branch meeting change of date to December

Posted: 7th November 2019

There’s a General Election on Dec 12th. Our November branch meeting was planned to have taken place in November. The Branch Officers took the position that the meeting in November was unlikely to be quorate and thus have postponed the meeting until the 16th December. This site’s event details have been updated. We will write…

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