My super duper former colleagues at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas), have produced some splendid guidance for employers and employees on coping during the recession.
Check it out by visiting: www.acas.gov.uk/recession
I am emailing to ask you to help save 189 vital jobs in the North East of England at National Grid’s Newcastle office. National Grid are threatening to close their Newcastle operation and offshore the work to low wage economies such as India. This comes despite National Grid making a massive profit of nearly £3billion, a 12% rise from the previous year, and being able to find thousands of pounds to pay for a Senior Executive to park his Ferrari in a dehumidified garage.
GMB is fighting to stop these job cuts and have launched a campaign to keep the Newcastle operation open. Please visit www.nationalgreed.co.uk and sign the No.10 petition, contribute your views to the blog and support the campaign to save jobs in this time of major recession.
Many thanks for your time and help.
GMB National Secretary
Britain’s trade union movement loses an extraordinary man.
Point Blank, a wonderful music education college that specialises in working with disenfranchised young people, are running a free one week accredited Radio Production course between 23rd – 27th March and still have a number of spaces available.
The course will be run in either Hackney or Leytonstone.
Funding is available to assist with travel expenses.
Herts TUC Studies Unit
c/o Dunstable College (admin only)
Bedfordshire LU5 4HG
Tel: 01582 477776 x271
Mobile: 07759 943246
An open letter to all trade union reps and local officials
Trade Union courses in Hertfordshire starting April 2009
We want get people signed up early for the April TUC courses which run at the Herts Trade Union Learning Centre in Watford. The centre is right next to Watford Junction railway station.
Please see the enclosed forms, HERE and HERE , which give you details. Union Reps Stage 1, Stepping Up (formerly Union Reps Stage2), Health and Safety Stage 1, and Next Steps for Safety Reps (formerly Health and Safety Stage 2) are available to all union representatives and last for ten days, one day a week.