International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) on 28 April every year is our day to remember the dead and fight for the living. Up to 50,000 people die each year in the UK from work-related ill health and accidents. Although few UNISON members die in workplace incidents, many suffer injuries and work-related ill health. These affect them and their families. Health and safety in our workplaces also protects those in the wider community. Whether it is a hospital, school or care home, our elderly and vulnerable relatives, our children and our communities are also protected by measures intended to keep everyone safe from harm. UNISON knows that the key to providing a good and safe service is well-trained employees who have the time and protective equipment to do their job properly.
International Workers’ Memorial Day (IWMD) on 28 April every year is our day to remember the dead and fight for the living. Up to 50,000 people die each year in the UK from work-related ill health and accidents. Although few UNISON members die in workplace incidents, many suffer injuries and work-related ill health. These affect them and their families. Health and safety in our workplaces also protects those in the wider community. Whether it is a hospital, school or care home, our elderly and vulnerable relatives, our children and our communities are also protected by measures intended to keep everyone safe from harm. UNISON knows that the key to providing a good and safe service is well-trained employees who have the time and protective equipment to do their job properly.
We have been made aware this morning that a number of members have significant issues with their pay, some have not been paid at all, and a lot of you may have minor issues with deductions not being correct for example. Lyndsay has been in touch with the Head of Finance and has been assured that Finance and Payroll are working extremely hard to resolve the issues and make sure anyone who has not been paid receives an emergency payment TODAY. If you have any issues with your pay please raise a service request on MFSS Fusion. These are being dealt with as a matter of urgency. If you have not been paid or have been paid a significantly reduced amount that will cause you immediate hardship please still raise a service request but also contact the branch so we can log the issue with the Head of Finance. A list is being compiled of staff that have been affected so that they can ensure nobody is missed when making emergency payments. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are at all worried about the situation.
We have been made aware this morning that a number of members have significant issues with their pay, some have not been paid at all, and a lot of you may have minor issues with deductions not being correct for example. Lyndsay has been in touch with the Head of Finance and has been assured that Finance and Payroll are working extremely hard to resolve the issues and make sure anyone who has not been paid receives an emergency payment TODAY. If you have any issues with your pay please raise a service request on MFSS Fusion. These are being dealt with as a matter of urgency. If you have not been paid or have been paid a significantly reduced amount that will cause you immediate hardship please still raise a service request but also contact the branch so we can log the issue with the Head of Finance. A list is being compiled of staff that have been affected so that they can ensure nobody is missed when making emergency payments. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you are at all worried about the situation.
POLICE STAFF PAY CLAIM 2019 UNISON, UNITE and GMB have submitted the following pay claim on behalf of police staff members in England and Wales, to take effect from 1 September 2019: • One year claim • 5% increase on all pay points • 5% increase on standby allowance • The deletion of pay points 7 & 8 • An additional two days on the minimum annual leave entitlement in the Police Staff Council Handbook, to provide 25 days annual leave on appointment and 30 days leave after 5 years service • Support and encouragement from the Police Staff Council for police forces to sign up to the ‘Dying to Work’ Charter which provides for a compassionate approach to staff who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness The claim was made at the Police Staff Council meeting on 5 April. The Police Staff Council is the negotiating body which decides the pay and conditions for police staff across England and Wales. BACKGROUND TO THE CLAIM The claim seeks to address the following issues: • the fact that police staff pay rises over the last 10 years have been outstripped by the retail prices index (RPI) of inflation • the need to ensure that the lowest police staff pay points stay ahead of the real living wage of £9.00/hour • the aim of reducing the disparity between police staff annual leave entitlement in different forces • a compassionate approach to police staff who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness WHAT NEXT? The trade unions will submit a full written claim in the next week. The police employers (National Police Chiefs Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the Home Office) will then consult on the claim and hopefully be in a position to respond so that negotiations can open as soon as possible. This is with a view to the pay award being agreed in time for it to be paid in a timely fashion from 1 September 2019. Details of the full claim will be circulated very shortly.
POLICE STAFF PAY CLAIM 2019 UNISON, UNITE and GMB have submitted the following pay claim on behalf of police staff members in England and Wales, to take effect from 1 September 2019: • One year claim • 5% increase on all pay points • 5% increase on standby allowance • The deletion of pay points 7 & 8 • An additional two days on the minimum annual leave entitlement in the Police Staff Council Handbook, to provide 25 days annual leave on appointment and 30 days leave after 5 years service • Support and encouragement from the Police Staff Council for police forces to sign up to the ‘Dying to Work’ Charter which provides for a compassionate approach to staff who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness The claim was made at the Police Staff Council meeting on 5 April. The Police Staff Council is the negotiating body which decides the pay and conditions for police staff across England and Wales. BACKGROUND TO THE CLAIM The claim seeks to address the following issues: • the fact that police staff pay rises over the last 10 years have been outstripped by the retail prices index (RPI) of inflation • the need to ensure that the lowest police staff pay points stay ahead of the real living wage of £9.00/hour • the aim of reducing the disparity between police staff annual leave entitlement in different forces • a compassionate approach to police staff who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness WHAT NEXT? The trade unions will submit a full written claim in the next week. The police employers (National Police Chiefs Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the Home Office) will then consult on the claim and hopefully be in a position to respond so that negotiations can open as soon as possible. This is with a view to the pay award being agreed in time for it to be paid in a timely fashion from 1 September 2019. Details of the full claim will be circulated very shortly.