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UNISON Suffolk County Branch has relocated

The UNISON Office has now relocated to Suffolk County Council headquarters in Endeavour House Ipswich, on Russell Road. We are open for business to members. If you need to drop by please come to reception in Endeavour House and ask for the UNISON office, we look forward to seeing you.



UNISON represents full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors. We are the UK's largest public service union, with over 1.3 million members. If you need help now and you're a current member please contact us.


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Suffolk County Branch of UNISON provides support to members working for Suffolk County Council (including apprentices), The Food Standards Agency (FSA), Suffolk schools and academies, higher and further education (including University of Suffolk and other colleges), Vertas Ltd, Concertus, Care UK, Suffolk Libraries, Realise Futures, Leading Lives, Kier, private care homes and voluntary and community sector organisations in Suffolk.

We are the ONLY recognised Trades Union for Single Status employees in schools in Suffolk.

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"YOU CARE WE CARE" campaign update

We Care You Care: Campaign Update (adobe.com)


So proud of @suffolkunison hosting tonight’s online event #YouCareWeCare. To hear first hand experiences of front line carers Ewan, Jacque and Amanda who were amazing. Especial thanks to @cmcanea our general secretary for her input and support for our campaign. To Kezia Pugh @livingwageuk and Sandy Martin @sandyofipswich for their great contribution to the discussion. To @UNISONEastern for support during this campaign as we are all one @unisontheunion #livingwage. Thanks Neil Bland Unison Suffolk Branch Secretary. #solidarity




NJC PAY CLAIM 2022  #WeNeedMore



NJC pay offer 2022/23

 This week the Employers’ Side of the National Joint Council (NJC) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, have made a final pay offer to local government employees. The pay offer is a flat rate increase on all spinal column points of £1,925 to be implemented from 1 April 2022 (i.e. payment to be backdated to that date). This offer is in response to the joint union pay claim for £2,000, or RPI.

 You can read the employers’ pay offer in full and the pay claim on our pay campaign website (available in the ‘Resources’ section at the bottom of the webpage).

 A summary of the main points of the claim are as follows:

  •  A one year pay offer, payable from 1 April 2022, for £1,925 on all pay points
  • 4.04% increase on allowances
  • Deletion of SCP1 from 1 April 2023. This is without prejudice to future negotiations regarding next year
  • Increase of one day in annual leave for all staff from 1 April 2023
  • No increase in NJC mileage rate, but the Local Government Association will be writing to HMRC to lobby them to increase their rates
  • Agreement to continue term time work, discuss family leave and pay, and discuss homeworking policy
  • Rejection of our claims for a covid payment, a homeworking allowance, and a reduction in the working week

 The headline offer is worth 10.5% at the bottom end of the pay spine – the offer letter has a full breakdown of what it means in percentage terms  for each spinal column point.

 UNISON’s NJC Committee will be holding an extra meeting on Friday 29 July to consider this pay offer – if you haven’t yet shared your views with your regional NJC Committee representatives please do so to enable them to represent your initial branch view of the offer. The NJC Committee will decide whether to hold a consultation enabling branches to find out members’ views of this offer and, if so, what any recommendation should be.

 Please continue to check www.unison.org.uk/weneedmore for all the latest campaign resources.

 NJC full pay offer 2022 https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2022/07/Emps-to-NJC-TUs-pay-offer-25Jul22.pdf



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