Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Cofely Update

UNISON is working with Cofely to arrange free English language courses. If you would like to improve your English then please speak to your supervisor to let them know that you are interested.

Following the success of the UNISON and UCU London weighting campaign last year, UNISON has lodged a London weighting claim for the workers who were TUPE’d from University of London to BBW (now Cofely). Cofely has confirmed that this will be discussed at the meeting in
July 2015.

Following a recent case in the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) there are changes in the ways in which holiday pay should be calculated which should give an increased holiday pay to those working overtime. UNISON has been discussing this with Cofely who are working on a new national policy. Once we have information we will send this out to members.

UNISON is asking both the University of London and Cofely about who will be running the contract from November 2015 when the contract is due for renewal. We haven’t been given an update yet but watch this space.

If you have any questions, would like to get more involved, would like to go on a training course or talk to a union representative please call Dario Lopez on 07904 342453 or email d.lopez@unison.co.uk.

Friday, 17 July 2015

SAUL Pension Scheme Update

Both UNISON and Unite have consulted members regarding the proposed changes of the SAUL pension scheme. The changes are to bring in a new CARE scheme from April 2016 and a majority of members voted to accept the revised pension scheme. Unite members also voted to accept the pension scheme changes.

The SAUL employers need to undertake a statutory 60 day consultation with regard to any pension scheme changes. It is anticipated that this will start in mid-July and employers will provide more information on the scheme. At this point a pensions calculator as well as FAQs should be available on the SAUL website. If you are in the SAUL scheme your employer should provide you with further information in July or August.

If you would like to speak to anyone at UNISON about the SAUL changes then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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