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Terms and Conditions - Ballot Result (March 2017)

You will be aware that UNISON recently held a ballot on the councils proposed changes to terms and conditions.

The Council’s proposal was:

  • The Council will adopt an enforced Christmas closure for a temporary three year period from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020, at which point this agreement will cease, and the current position would be re-instated.
  • This would have a direct impact on all employees EITHER through the deduction of 3 days’ pay, and subsequent granting of three additional days’ leave, deductions to be offered through a salary sacrifice scheme, thereby protecting redundancy and pension entitlements OR through the fixing of the three concessionary days to Christmas for the period of this proposal. This proposal delivers a saving of £1.1m.

The result of the Consultative ballot was:

To accept the proposal 56%
To reject the proposal 44%

UNISON will now enter into discussions with the Council about the implementation of a Collective Agreement.


Latest newsletter published - find out more (22/03/17)
Branch Rules and Constitution (02/12/16)
November 2016 Branch Newsletter published... (November 2016)

You can find the newsletter here..


Generous UNISON members help Rotherham foodbank (02/10/14)

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Pic: Joint Branch Secretary Ruth Askwith and Convenor Sharon Cakebread with the food donations

Generous UNISON members help Rotherham foodbank

UNISON members answered the call to help the local foodbank after it was targeted by burglars. The Rotherham foodbank was ransacked and 60% of its food stock was stolen. UNISON held a collection outside Riverside House and was overwhelmed by the response. Members donated enough food to fill 60 bags, which have now been delivered to the foodbank.

Rotherham foodbank provides much needed support to some of the town's most vulnerable families. So far this year, the Foodbank has helped almost 1,500 people in the town, including over 460 children. We are pleased that, through our members' generosity, we have been able to get the foodbank back up and running.


Update your membership details - draw to win £50 vouchers (28/03/14)

For all existing members who update their personal details during March/ April 2014 they will be entered in to a draw to win £50 of ‘M & S’ vouchers.

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Please return completed forms to UNISON Rotherham, Freepost RRJH-AGLL-EKHE, Lawrence House, Downs Row, Rotherham, S60 2HD


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