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Trade Union Facilities Template

Trade Union facilities are one of the most critical elements to building union power in the workplace. You should endeavour to agree and sign an agreement on facilities with your employer at the same time as your recognition agreement (refer to Work, Voice, Pay Recognition Template for more infor

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Trade Union Recognition Template

Recognition of a trade union by an employer means that the union and its members have the right to negotiate as a collective with the employer, commonly referred to as collective bargaining. Collective bargaining brings increased power to Unite Shop Stewards/Reps and their members: the power to n

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Agency Workers Template

Agency working and other casualisation tactics used by employers are a direct attack upon Unite organisation, terms and conditions and the right of Unite members to regulate their workplace. To build collective strength and real bargaining power, Unite Shop Stewards/Reps must organise all workers

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Unite Pay Campaigning Guide

The annual pay round provides an ideal opportunity to grow strength in the workplace. The aim should not be simply to achieve a decent pay increase but also to achieve membership growth, to increase Unite’s profile, and involvement of members, develop leadership and improve our facilities.

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Unite Pay Claim Guide

The purpose of this guide is to help you draft and deliver your own pay claim in your workplace achieving the best possible outcome for you and the Unite members you represent. It is written with guidance in mind and should not be seen as the last word on how to put together your pay claim. It is

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Branch Annual Report

Over the last twelve months, the housing shortage has escalated into a full blown crisis without end in sight. The Guardian reported for example that the number of tenant evictions through courts in England and Wales reached a record high at almost 43,000 in one yea

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OHG Members Newsletter - November 2015

This issue deals with the One Housing Group pay award and how it exposes considerable pay inequality within the association. There is advice for members and meeting dates for your diaries. Click on the link to download the newsletter.

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OHG April Newsletter

The April Newsletter for our members at One Housing Group is now here, with updates on seeking justice for Bryan, what to do if you're being bullied or disciplined, why strikes still matter, dates for your diary, how to get involved, and more. Click the download button for your copy.

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

The new issue of our regular Newsletter is here! One of the big focuses for this spring will be pay and we’ve added an insert on the topic to the version that will be dropping through your letter box shortly.   This issue covers:  

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Fighting and winning pay claims

Fighting and winning pay claims - Unite housing workers branch secretary Suzanne Muna has written an important article on fighting and winning pay claims drawing on our experience in the branch. She points out that many battles in the branch have been about management attempts to cut the pay of f

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March for Homes - A5 Leaflet for Circulation

The March for Homes event has been called by Defend Council Housing and South London Peoples Assembley in response to the housing crisis in London. It is being sponsored by a wide range of trade union and community groups (see the 

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New Courses for Reps - TUC

The TUC presents new training courses for union members and reps at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (

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MIPIM - Housing Report

In October, branch Member Glyn Robbins reported on the obscene MIPIM property developers event that was taking place in London, and the campaign groups that were coming together to oppose it (read more on this and Glyn's article, published in the Guardian,

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Sector Standards - For Housing and Social Care Workers

The commissioning process for housing and social care services has led to employers cutting pay, terms and conditions to become more 'competitive'. Yet housing associations in particular have made record surpluses for the last few years and can well afford decent pay, terms and conditions

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Sector Standards - Employers Statement

Many employers understand the dangers of the race to the bottom - of cutting pay, terms and conditions in order to make their bids for services cheaper. They understand that the deterioration in services, burnout and high turnover of employees, and increased risk to clients that this brings is no

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Stop G4S: A Briefing for Trade Unionists

  G4S – an issue for all trade unionists    As part of its campaign to highlight the global human rights abuses carried out by the G4S corporation, Unite has produced a helpful bulletin for trade unionists:  

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TUC Guide to Autism

The TUC has now launched its first Guide to Autism. The TUC reported that "Autism is a term covering a wide range of conditions that reflect neurological differences among people. It can cause social barriers which may affect the lives of people with autism at work. There are about

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Unite Housing Workers Branch - Spring 2014 Newsletter

This Spring Newsletter focuses on getting our time and money back by fighting for our right to balanced lives in relation to working hours and working patterns, and proper pay for all work, including sleep-ins. We also highlight that the bedroom tax is increasing workloads for members and costing

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Impact of Welfare Reform on Housing Employees

Almost half of housing staff have experienced resident suicide threats according to a recent report from the consultancy, 'Straight Forward'. Just 25% of workers report feeling well equipped to deal with the situation. The report entitled 'Impact of welfare reform on ho

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ACAS Guidance on Breastfeeding

Unite reps supporting women who wish to continue breast feeding when they return to work will want to know about new guidance from ACAS, the government's employment advice service. You can check how your employer's practice compares to the new guidance on accommodating breastfeeding

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Representing and Supporting Members With Mental Health Problems

TUC guidance. Hundreds of thousands of people at work face ignorance, prejudice and stigma because of mental health problems. This leaflet will help trade union reps provide a good service to members with mental health problems.

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Work and Well Being - A Trade Union Resource

This guide gives advice on the wide range of attempts being made to promote 'well-being'. It will help reps tackle management when work and work practices are likely to be the cause of workforce ill health.

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Unite Guide to Work-Related Stress

Work is still one of the main causes of stress. Unite reps have a major part to play in ensuring that the employers take their repsonsibilities to tackle work-related stress serioiusly. This leaflet offers guidance on how to do so.

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