Each year Dudley Students’ Union, in collaboration with our local MP Ian Austin, host a Holocaust Memorial Event which is attended by college and school students from across the Dudley borough and members of our community.
This year’s theme is ‘How can life go on?’ where we are asked to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime.
The event is an opportunity to ensure that the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides are not forgotten, trivialised or denied.
We are privileged with the support of Ian Austin MP, able to confirm the very special guest speaker, Holocaust survivor, Henri Obstfeld.
We hope you will be able to join us for this commemorative service where we will remember and continue the campaign against injustice, hatred and discrimination, which has always been central to the role of Students' Unions and Trade Unions.
As a small charity, we are reliant on donations in order to meet costs for the event to be successful, which we anticipate to total around £100. We are writing to Trade Unions respectfully requesting a small donation of £20 if possible to sponsor the 2017 HMD event. We would recognise any support given on all of our promotional materials.
If you are able to support the event please make donations by cheque payable to ‘Dudley College Students’ Union’. Thank you for your consideration.
Dudley Students’ Union President 2016-17
Further to the recent communication from the Chief Executive regarding an update on the budget proposals relating to changes to terms and conditions of employment, UNISON has called an Extraordinary Branch Committee for all Stewards on Tuesday 20th December. The outcome will be circulated to the whole membership following this meeting.
Branch Secretary - Membership Services & Admin.
Branch Secretary - Service Conditions
- Any proposal to introduce mandatory unpaid leave will not affect school based term-time only staff.
- Any proposals put forward are in relation to Dudley MBC staff. Academies are separate employers.
- Part-time workers would be affected by any changes pro rata.
UNISON and the other recognised unions met with the employer on Friday 18th November 2016 to discuss the proposed changes in terms and conditions.
UNISON has not agreed to any of the proposed changes. We have also asked for clarification on how the proposed five days unpaid leave would affect certain groups of staff, in particular 7 day workers and term-time only workers. We have also requested to see equality impact assessments in relation to how these proposed changes may impact on certain groups.
Further meetings are scheduled to discuss other potential alternatives.
We will keep you informed of any further developments.