Local News Archive

May 15th, 2012

Nick McMaster, Staff Side Lead for Brighton and Hove writes:


It is with great sadness to have learnt of the untimely death of Colin Lindridge, Deputy Director Adult Services Brighton and Hove.


I knew of Colin for a number of...

May 9th, 2012

Some of you have contacted me about not being able to vote on our Polls page. On checking I experienced the same problems myself.


Our website designer believes he has resolved this issue and you should now be able to access the voting button for the duration of the poll.

May 9th, 2012

Peter Atkinson, Branch Secretary and Joint Staff Side Secretary writes:


Hello all


Just to let you know that I have withdrawn as the staff side rep on the 12 hour shift working group.


I have only attended one meeting, but...

May 8th, 2012

As far as Branch is aware there is no UNITE action within SPFT. However, for those of you who want to show support for the unions in sectors who are on strike Head Office has issued this advice:...

May 8th, 2012

By Brighton & Hove Steward Stephen McLean


The Stop The Cuts meeting held on the 2nd May was a rather flat and low key affair. This was a reflection of the feeling amongst delegates that the momentum built up prior to and culminating on November 30th had been...

May 8th, 2012

Brighton Hove and District Trades Council is supporting the PCS, UCU, Unite pensions strike this Thursday. Plans for the day are:


  • Early Morning Pickets until around 10am
  • Meet Grand Parade at 11am to head to main rally
  • Main rally 12noon outside Brighton Town...
May 8th, 2012

Whilst we await further direction from national UNISON after our narrow vote in favour of rejecting the 'final offer', three of our sister unions have joined forces to create a new joint campaign: 68 is too late.


They state that:


"British citizens are already...

May 1st, 2012

UNISON SPFT Branch Secretary Peter Atkinson writes:


Dear Colleagues,


The results of the UNISON ballot were released late yesterday afternoon and are shown below together with a statement from UNISON Head of Health, Christina McAnea.


April 8th, 2012

UNISON’s ballot on the final offer for our Pension Scheme is due to start on 11th April and closes on 27th April.


Members will be able to vote by post or on line and will be receiving a ballot paper and summary information on the proposals by post. It is vital that your address...

March 30th, 2012

Peter Atkinson UNISON Sussex Partnership Branch Secretary writes:


"UNISON’s Health Group Executive met on the 21st March to agree the final arrangement for our national, individual member ballot on the final proposals from the government on the NHS pension scheme. I sit on the...