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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.


Join UNISON Suffolk

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.

Join today and you'll receive our support – with membership costing as little as £1.30 a month.

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Upcoming Ballot on NJC Pay Offer - Your Participation Needed!

We are writing to inform you about an impending ballot concerning the National Joint Council (NJC) pay offer. The NJC Committee has agreed to consult members on a proposed flat rate pay increase of £1290 (pro rata’d for part-time and term-time only workers), effective from 1 April 2024 for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

 Key Details of the Consultation:

 **Opening Date:** Wednesday, 5 June 

**Closing Date:** Friday, 28 June

 How the Digital Consultation Works:

- **Personalised Voting Link:** On 5 June, members for whom we have an email address on the RMS system will receive a personalised email containing a voting link.

- **Voting Process:** Click on the link to be directed to a secure webpage where you can vote to either ‘accept’ or ‘reject’ the pay offer.

- **Security:** The digital voting system is secure and confidential. Each member can only vote once. Please do not forward your email or voting link to anyone else; it is unique to you and intended for your use only.

 Your participation is crucial in this consultation. Please look out for the email containing your voting link and ensure you cast your vote before the consultation closes on 28 June.

 The NJC committee recommendation is to reject the employers offer as it falls short of the last previous two offers and is below the inflation rate..

*** If any members can’t find their email then they can vote directly from our website    Council and School Pay Consultation 2024 | UNISON National. Members will be asked to verify their membership with either their UNISON membership number or their national insurance number.***



I am very excited to join the branch as a BSOF Local Education Organiser. The team here is incredibly knowledgeable, motivated and I am looking forward to collaborating with them. I come from a family of educators, so I know how vital our members' jobs are in preparing the next generation. Enabling them to focus on their job to the best of their ability by having their back is incredibly important to me.

Looking forward to meeting you

Liam Hall



The signing today off the Anti- Racism Charter by Suffolk County Council and UNISON



YOU CARE WE CARE" campaign update


What a great success, thank you to all those involved and showed their support to our Social Care Workers "They Deserve More! " 

Great coverage on Look East

Look East- Social Care





UNISON is campaigning to end the outsourcing of cleaning and security staff at the University of Suffolk.

They receive worse terms and conditions that directly employed staff and know this isn’t fair.

Please help us to help our members, by signing our petition to show your support for better treatment.


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