Norfolk County Branch AGM's 2017

Please come along to hear the latest updates on what's happening, ask questions and have YOUR say on YOUR union. There are five AGM's being held across the County. Travel costs and child care costs can be claimed, and help is available for disabled members- please call the Branch Office on 01603 222384 for more information

Norwich- Wednesday 1st March at the Georgian Townhouse, Unthank Road, Norwich; refreshments 5.30pm, meeting 6-7pm

Kings Lynn- Thursday 2nd March at the new UNISON Resource Centre, QE Hospital, Gayton Road, Kings Lynn; refreshments from 12 noon, meeting 12.30-2.30pm

Great Yarmouth- Friday 3rd March at the Town Hall, Hall Quay, Gt. Yarmouth at 3pm; refreshments on arrival

Dereham- Tuesday 7th March at the Anglia Room, Breckland DC office, Walpole Loke Dereham; refreshments from 12 noon, meeting 12.30-1.30pm

Cromer- Wednesday 8th March at the Council Chamber, NNDC office, Holt Road, Cromer; 4.15-5.15pm, refreshments available



Local Government Pay 2014 - 2016

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Fight to Stay in the Public Sector!

The risks of being transferred out of the public sector are often highlighted by UNISON. The following is an example of how big those risks can be, so if there is talk of social enterprises, mutuals, co-operatives or simply contracting out your service please remember this and join UNISON

Advice to Personal Assistants

Personal Assistants are employed by the service user/client they provide care for. The service user has the full responsibilities of an employer but in some cases they have little understanding of their obligation. This can leave the Personal Assistant in a vulnerable position.

The Appointment Process

Normally jobs are advertised, application forms completed, interviews held, offer of employment letters are sent, followed by a written contract of employment (statement of particulars). However, sometimes for Personal Assistants none or only some of this is undertaken. This means that there is a risk that the written basis of the employment contract does not exist or is incomplete. Without this evidence Personal Assistants can be very vulnerable as in any future dispute such evidence could be vital.