Are You a School based Ealing Unison Member?
You are invited to attend The Education review meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 16th October between 5-7pm at the Old Unison Office, 4th Floor of Ealing Town Hall. The Chair and Vice-Chair of Ealing’s Education Scrutiny Review Panel will be there between 6-7pm to listen to your thoughts and experiences about the impact of funding cuts to your jobs and the way education is provided in the borough.
The meeting will have an informal feel to it and food and refreshments will be provided. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.
Ealing Unison attended a full meeting in July to give our views on behalf of members about the devastating impact of cuts to education, and we’d like to you have the chance to talk about your personal experiences and how your role at your school has changed. You might want to talk about:
- Restructures that you and your colleagues have been through over the last number of years
- The impact of working in a school on your health
- Health and safety of pupils and staff
- Cuts to services and lessons offered, lunch clubs or after school activities etc
- The increased workload and continued 1-2% pay increases resulting in a real terms pay cut
- Being made to reduce your hours in order to save jobs
- Changes in the number of staff your school employs
- Changes in the grades of staff at your school
- Changes in the type of employment offered- fixed term, agency
- The impact of the cuts on pupils learning, no longer having enough equipment, support staff teaching more and more
- Pupils with medical conditions and how they are supported- Are there any trained medical professionals in your school?
You can give your views anonymously and your names and workplaces will not be given in any reports.
We think it is very important for your voices to be heard, and this panel wants to listen to you. You are best placed to describe your experiences.
If you would like to attend please email email@example.com
Eaing Unison attended the solidarity protest vigil at North Ealing underground on the Piccadilly Line on Friday 6 September at 18:00 to demand justice for them and to stop all islamophobic attacks.
The event was organised by West London Stand Up To Racism and the turnout was excellent. The Branch committee will be discussing how to move forward with campaigns for greater equality in our workplaces and ou society. Please get i touch if you want to get involved.
NJC Pay Award and New Pay Spine
The second of our two year pay deal will be implemented by Ealing Council in April 2019, with all staff receiving at least a 2% pay increase.
As part of the two year NJC pay deal, negotiations have been ongoing between recognised Trade Unions and the LA on the creation of a new Pay Spine in Ealing. The outcome of these negotiations mean that the LA have agreed, following Unison’s representations, to assimilate all staff on to the new pay spine from April 2019 and then pay an increment to all staff who are eligible to receive one.
This means that, thanks to Unison’s stance throughout the negotiations, staff on the lowest scale column points (scp) 8, 10 and 14 will receive an increment under the new pay spine that they would not have received had Ealing LA paid any increment owed first and then assimilated staff on to the new pay spine.
Under the new pay spine, all staff will receive at least a 2% pay increase as well as any increment owed.
The move to a new pay spine is a change to your terms and conditions. As such, Ealing Council will be writing to all staff affected by the change to outline:
- Your current annual salary and position on the current pay spine
- How you will transfer from the current to the new pay spine
- Your new annual salary and position on the new pay spine
We are working with the Council to agree the content of the letter. Staff can expect to receive their letters over the next month.
All school based staff working in Schools under NJC conditions will receive a letter from the local authority. The letter will be addressed to them individually but sent to their school as opposed to their home.
Staff working for Ealing LA will also receive a letter which will be sent to their home address.
We will shortly be publishing the new pay spine here on the website.
If you have any queries about the contents of your letter and believe the details may be incorrect, then you can contact Ealing Payroll in the first instance.
Advice for our EU Members as Brexit approaches
If you are an EU National and a Unison member, you can contact us for advice about your status in the UK after Brexit.