After a year of detailed discussion and negotiation with GCC, UNISON and its sister unions GMB and Unite have agreed to the Council's proposals for a new, simpler grading structure. With effect from September 2019, pay grades of NJC staff in GCC and council-controlled...read more
The UK Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal against last summer’s Court of Appeal judgment affecting care workers on sleep-in shifts. This decision will offer hope to hundreds of UNISON members in the private care sector in Gloucestershire. The...read more
New pay scales for local authority staff will come into effect in April this year. UNISON has been working with Gloucestershire County, Gloucester City, Tewkesbury Borough and Stroud District Councils to develop the new scales. We will be consulting members in these...read more
Dates for our Annual General Meetings have been added to our events and you will already have noticed our AGM banner at the top of our home page. Please try and attend one of our meetings. We want to meet you and hear your views on how you would like your branch to...read more
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Gloucestershire LG branch is based at Hucclecote Library in Gloucester. We have over 3000 members working for over 300 different employers. The largest employer is Gloucestershire County Council, followed by the other local authorities. We also represent support staff in schools and in further and higher education, and we have members in a wide range of other settings including care homes, children’s homes, children’s centres, learning disability services and housing providers.
We represent staff in collective bargaining with employers, and we support and advise members in disciplinary and grievance processes. Most of the work of the union is carried out by ordinary members, with training and support from the union. We have a network of activists in various roles including branch officers, convenors, stewards, workplace reps and health and safety reps. If you would like to join us, please call Lewis, Fari or John at the branch office.
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