c/o Unison Cymru Wales,The Courtyard,Wind St, Swansea SA1 1DP

Message from Stand Up To Racism Wales - Unite and Fight Against Austerity

‘We are urging all those who are absolutely sick of politicians blaming immigrants for the effects of austerity cuts to join the Swansea March Against Austerity on June 13 .

We have watched while successive governments and opposition have played the immigration card and observed how, in response, racist groups have flourished and seen fit to take to the streets and the ballot box with their racist agenda.

Enough is enough. Lets put the blame where it belongs - unite and fight against austerity.

The march is organised and supported by many individuals and organisations including Swansea Peoples Assembly , Unison and PCS. It assembles at Swansea Guildhall at 12:30. The march will finish in Castle Square.

We are urging all anti racists to mobilise for this march. Can you please forward this message to your networks.

Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/668865579924991/

Stand Up To Racism Wales’

Swansea demo leaflet:

http://issuu.com/swanseaunison/docs/swanj13 (If you cannot download from here email us)


Swansea UAF

Swansea UAF on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swansea.uaf

Swansea UAF on Twitter: @SwanseaUAF

Swansea UAF: swansea_uaf@ntlworld.com

UAF Wales email:  secretary@uafwales.com


Lighthouse Financial Advice

General Financial Surgeries

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th March 2014 in the Unison office in Llwynegrin Hall, Mold.

These surgeries are free to Unison members. To take advantage of this invaluable opportunity and book your initial 30 minute consultation with an advisor, please contact:

Julie Hartwell on 01273 523739 or email julie.hartwell@lighthousegroup.plc.uk

If you wish to have a telephone consultation on an alternative date, please phone Julie.



The negotiations on a new pay and grading model have been continuing in earnest over the summer and we have so far reached proposed model 29 of a new pay and grading structure. We are now in discussions with the politicians as well as management. The amount of data and the complexity of the exercise cannot be underestimated and your negotiating team is working hard to ensure we settle for nothing less than the best deal that we can achieve. This is all taking place in the context of a difficult financial settlement this year and a future that looks equally uncertain. We have reiterated that single status is not a cost cutting exercise, and that the final package will need to provide resilience in the workforce to attract and retain employees. The ‘part 3’ terms and conditions have been negotiated but as they form part of the whole package and are subject to confidentiality until the negotiations have been completed we are not in a position to share them as yet.

The timetable for completion of the project remains within this calendar year 2013, but there are still a number of hurdles for the agreement to cross, not least the detailed equalities impact assessment and the Trade Union Ballot of its members to name but two. We will keep you informed of any significant developments and prior to any ballot there will be a series of member meetings which you will be invited to attend.


15th August 2013

Flintshire County UNISON Branch presents






Cost options:

PM package only - £20.00 inc. green fees for afternoon round (18 holes from 1.00pm),

prizes and two course evening meal.

Please note that lunch is not included.


Unfortunately, no prizes can be won by Non-Unison members

Autumn Cup – Stableford 18 holes

Autumn Shield – Stableford 18 holes

(18+ handicap - if sufficient entries)

Ladies Shield – Stableford 18 holes

Entries to

Dave Stephens - Ext 2228 or Dave Ledsham – Ext 4503



8th March 2013
Happy International Women's Day
51% of the population are women

22.5% of MPs are women

10% of Police & Crime Commissioners are women

5% of national newspaper editors are women 

0% of the Bank of England Monetary Committee are women

On 8 March, International Women's Day, the eyes of the public are on the situation of women all over the world. It is a day to celebrate the rights that have been achieved – and at the same time, a day to demand real equality for women.

The Group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament strongly campaigns for gender equality on all levels – and throughout the year – and takes this opportunity to present the Manifesto for making equal rights for women a reality.



Part-time employees shall have applied to them the pay and conditions of service pro-rata to comparable full-time employees. The approach used by the Council for calculating public/bank holiday entitlement is in line with the Local Authorities’ Employers’ Organisation guidance, ‘Part-timers & public holidays’ July 2002.

The Green Book states that ‘part-time employees shall have applied to them the pay and conditions of service pro-rata to comparable full-time employees in the authority’ (Part 2, paragraph 8.1).

This guidance is issued to ensure a consistent corporate approach is adopted by all managers when allocating bank/public holidays to employees who either work less than five days a week and/or work variable hours.

Where the term bank holiday is used in this document it is intended to cover both public and bank holidays.

Examples of how to apply the formulae for the calculation of Bank Holiday entitlements for Part Time employees are detailed below:

1) Part-time weekly contractual working hours / 37 x 7.4 = hours entitlement per public holiday. e.g. an employee working 20 hours per week: 20/37 x 7.4 = 4 hours per public holiday.

If the Bank Holiday falls on an employee’s non working day, then the employee would be entitled to a credit of 4 hours.

However, if the Bank Holiday falls on an employee’s working day, then the pro rata entitlement would be deducted from the hours the employee would normally work that day to give a debit e.g. pro rata entitlement 4 hours, hours employee would normally work that day 5 hours = debit of 1 hour

2) Term time working

The calculation to be used for employees who work term time only will be:

Weekly hours/37 x 7.4 x 80% = hours entitlement per public holiday

3) Compressed hours e.g. full time hours (37) over a 9 day fortnight: average hours worked per day = 8.22

If the Bank Holiday falls on an employee’s non working day, then the employee would be entitled to a credit of 7.4 hours.

However, if the Bank Holiday falls on an employee’s working day, then 7.4 would be deducted from the average hours worked per day i.e. 8.22 = debit of 0.82 hour.


Part 3 of the Green Book states that if an employee is absent through sickness on a public or extra statutory holiday no substitute holiday should be given (Part 3, paragraph 4.5). This principle should apply equally to full-time and part-time employees.

Whilst an employee is absent on maternity leave they continue to accrue bank holiday entitlement in line with their work pattern.

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