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Mar 1, 2017

Our annual FE seminar will be held on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April – and we’d be delighted if you can join us. Delegates from across the UK, members and activists, will gather to learn about area reviews, college mergers, pensions, stress at work, and much more.

Most importantly, we want to hear how FE is for you. It’s a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from different colleges, to share experiences and make valuable contacts. If you want to attend you can find out more on the UNISON website. Your branch will need to register you online by 31 March 2017.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Ruth Levin

UNISON Further Education team

Mar 1, 2017


The result of the recent ballot of Unison members concerning changes to Terms and Conditions is as follows:

25% return of ballot papers of which,
57% responded to accept the proposals
43% responded to reject the proposals

Accordingly, Unison and GMB are now in a position to sign a collective agreement."

We will update you as soon as we get any further information on Unite's position.

Andrew Maybury
Branch Secretary - Membership Services & Admin.

Rob Underhill 
Branch Secretary - Service Conditions

Feb 28, 2017

UNISON members of Dudley MBC should have received their consultative ballot from our regional office by now.

This is a reminder that your ballot needs to be returned by Friday, 17th February at the latest. Ensure your vote counts.

Feb 14, 2017
This is a reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Branch will be held on Monday 13th March 2017 at the Dudley Town Hall at 12.30 - 1:30 pm. All members are invited to attend. Unison is keen to encourage members to attend and if you require any assistance in attending please contact the branch office by 12 noon on Friday 27th January 2017. The types of assistance which can be provided include, but are not limited to, transport, signing and childcare. No reasonable request will be refused.
Jan 17, 2017
The Broadway
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12th December 2016
Dudley Students’ Union


Holocaust Memorial Day service invitation Dudley College
Friday 27th January, 2017
The Great Hall, Broadway Campus 12.30pm – 2pm


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.

Yours sincerely,


Dan Wood

Dudley Students’ Union President 2016-17

Dec 20, 2016

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.

Andrew Maybury
Branch Secretary - Membership Services & Admin.

Rob Underhill 
Branch Secretary - Service Conditions

Dec 16, 2016
The Branch and other unions have had further meetings with Dudley MBC regarding the proposals on changes to terms and conditions as part of the budget process.
Meetings are still ongoing discussing potential proposals. However, we are in a position to clarify some questions that have been raised.
  • 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.
We would also stress that the situation is still that UNISON has not agreed to any proposals that are currently being discussed.
Andrew Maybury
Branch Secretary - Membership Services & Admin.
Rob Underhill
Branch Secretary - Service Condition

Dec 2, 2016

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.

Nov 22, 2016

Sep 26, 2016
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