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  • In march 2005 employers employing 150 or more staff will be compelled to comply with legislation on information and consultation. This will mean that employers with existing agreements with their staff will simply continue with what they have been doing, but those employers with no existing agreements will have to give some thought to put something in place. This could be in the form of a staff forum or in some case some employers may wish to engage a trade union. We already know through discussions with members of the senior management team in Harvest that relations generally with staff across the organisation are good, however what the management team have recognised is that there is no form of consultative body representing staff within the employee population. The snr management team have suggested that the needs of staff could be best served by a trade union. Discussions have already taken place with two trade unions and it was felt given the information during these discussions that Amicus would be the most relevant trade union
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    1. 1. Unite the Union Your Union In The NSPCC
    2. 2. Why are we here today? <ul><li>To give you an opportunity to find out more about Unite the Union </li></ul><ul><li>To promote a partnership culture </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage the employee population within the NSPCC to engage with Unite the Union </li></ul>
    3. 3. Is Unite relevant for you? <ul><li>UK’s largest trade union with over two million members </li></ul><ul><li>Members in all sectors of the economy and all professions </li></ul><ul><li>Unite is the trade union formed from the merger of Amicus and T&GWU in May 2007 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Unite in the Not for Profit sector <ul><li>Unite is the largest union in the Not for Profit Sector </li></ul><ul><li>Membership in numerous Housing Associations, Charities, Education & Training, Research, Legal Advice, Arts & Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Research Team to provide current trends, pay deals and information relevant to your sector </li></ul>
    5. 5. How we work <ul><li>Autonomous workplace groups </li></ul><ul><li>Members make the decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Professional support for workplace reps </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced in managing change and resolving conflict </li></ul>
    6. 6. Collective Bargaining ... <ul><li>Unite negotiates on issues that concern and affect everyone: </li></ul><ul><li>Annual salary increases </li></ul><ul><li>Hours of work- T&C’s </li></ul><ul><li>Restructuring, Group Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Equal opportunities and diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Pensions </li></ul>
    7. 7. Individual Representation <ul><li>Grievances </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplinaries </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Appraisals </li></ul><ul><li>Harassment and Bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Redundancies </li></ul><ul><li>Dismissal </li></ul><ul><li>… ... it’s a bit like having insurance at work </li></ul>
    8. 8. Unite in the NSPCC <ul><li>Reduced Subscription Rate of £8pm until November 08 </li></ul><ul><li>NSPCC National Unite Branch </li></ul><ul><li>Experienced dedicated Full-time Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Newsletter, Surveys etc </li></ul><ul><li>Strong membership base </li></ul>
    9. 9. Unite Support <ul><li>Dedicated National Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Over 200 Regional Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Sector Specific Organisers </li></ul><ul><li>Unite Legal Team </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Research Team </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist Education facilities </li></ul>
    10. 10. Your agreement would mean….. <ul><li>Negotiation not just consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives have legal right to carry out duties and training </li></ul><ul><li>Full accredited training provided locally and at our dedicated Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Access to independent professional advice and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Collective influence </li></ul>
    11. 11. Unite A campaigning union <ul><li>Over 100 MP’s are Unite members </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Pay </li></ul><ul><li>Bullying at Work </li></ul><ul><li>Life Long Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Pensions </li></ul><ul><li>Funding (Third Sector Specific) </li></ul>
    12. 12. Additional Benefits <ul><li>Free legal advice </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Injury </li></ul><ul><li>Free Wills </li></ul><ul><li>Personal finance </li></ul><ul><li>Extended cover for family members </li></ul><ul><li>… . plus much more </li></ul>
    13. 13. Conclusion! <ul><li>We’re a Union with members in a wide range of sectors and professions </li></ul><ul><li>We give our members professional support and advice </li></ul><ul><li>We encourage our members to take an active role - it’s YOUR Union </li></ul><ul><li>There’ll never be a more important time to join. Make sure you have a voice !! </li></ul>
    14. 14. For further information <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Tina MacKay </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Officer – tina.mackay@unitetheunion.com </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy Greene </li></ul><ul><li>Organiser – 0161 798 8976 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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