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SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

UNITE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY WORKERS VOTE TO ACCEPT JNC PAY DEAL

IN: Pay, Sector News, Youth Workers

Youth and community workers, members of Unite, along with staff side unions have voted to accept a two year pay deal starting from September 2018. Unite members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the two year JNC (Joint Negotiating Committee), pink book ... Read more

JULY 04, 2018

JNC Employers meet with unions on Monday to put forward pay offer

IN: Campaigning, Pay, Sector News, Terms and Conditions, Youth Workers

JNC Staff Side unions will meet employers on Monday (9th July) to see if they are ready to #PayUp for youth work.  The joint unions representing thousands of Youth and Community Workers across England and Wales in Local Government and the community, ... Read more

JULY 04, 2018

Unite continues the call for a statutory youth service in its response to the Parliamentary Inquiry on the role and sufficiency of youth work

IN: Campaigning, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

The Parliamentary Inquiry on the role and sufficiency of youth work is part of the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs (APPG) which is a cross party group established in 1998 to raise the profile of issues ... Read more

JUNE 01, 2018

Call for investment in youth work and youth services on International Children’s day

IN: Campaigning, Cuts, Fighting Back, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

The destruction of the youth services and de-professionalisation of youth work shows youth worker morale at rock bottom. Unite the Union, the leading trade union voice for youth and community workers in the UK, is calling for a substantial increase in ... Read more

MAY 11, 2018

Trade Unions demand that employers and the Government pay up for youth work and youth services

IN: Campaigning, Pay, Sector News, Terms and Conditions, Youth Workers

Joint pay claim from Unite, Unison, NEU and UCU asks for a £1000 or 5% pay increase for youth and community workers on the JNC Pink Book after almost a decade of pay restraint. The four unions representing thousands of Youth ... Read more

MARCH 22, 2018

Creating a Statutory Youth Service!

IN: Campaigning, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

ChooseYouth are holding a roundtable event in Westminster on April 23rd, 4-6pm, and invite those with an interest in protecting, resourcing and delivering a statutory youth service to get involved. This event follows the successful parliamentary event held earlier this year. Youth ... Read more

FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Labour pledges for a statutory youth service

IN: #PoliticalVision, Campaigning, Fighting Back, Playwork, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

Labour's shadow chancellor has said he wants to include a commitment to making youth services statutory in the party's manifesto for the next general election. In a video address to the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU), John McDonnell said he ... Read more

FEBRUARY 15, 2018

London Mayor to invest in youth services

IN: Campaigning, Cuts, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced plans to invest £45m in youth services over the next three years in a bid to divert young people in London away from crime. With youth centres, outreach and after-school activities not a ... Read more

JANUARY 23, 2018

It’s about time we gave 16 and 17 year olds a vote

IN: Campaigning, Equalities, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

The arguments for and against continue but this week sees the news of two academics who will be conducting research into the issue of whether 16 year olds should be able to vote (https://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/2004665/academics-to-assess-case-for-votes-at-16). The research is being carried out ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Celebrate Youth Work - Rebuild the Youth Service

IN: Campaigning, Young People, Youth Workers

ChooseYouth the national campaigning organisation representing all of the main youth and youth service organisations, is organising a drop in evening for MPs and Lords on November 6th, 2016, between 4 and 6.00pm. Come along and help us to celebrate ... Read more

JULY 27, 2017

Playday - an opportunity to campaign on issues affecting children’s play

IN: Campaigning, Children, Playwork, Sector News, Youth Workers

August 2nd is Playday and is the biggest play sector event in the UK, and possibly Europe! As well as a celebration of children’s right to play, Playday is a campaign that highlights the importance of play in children’s lives. ... Read more

JULY 24, 2017

Another £1.5b confidence and supply agreement?

IN: Campaigning, Sector News, Volunteers, Young People, Youth Workers

The Scout Association has entered into a three-year partnership with the National Citizen Service in a deal that is expected to be worth about £1.5m. The two organisations said they hoped the ‘arrangement’ would enable them to support more young people ... Read more

JUNE 07, 2017

Political consensus for the sake of children and young people

IN: #PoliticalVision, Young People, Youth Workers

Whatever the politics, Unite believes that children and young people must have access to the services that enable them to become successful and rounded adults, and these services must be sufficiently resourced and delivered by qualified practitioners. A statutory youth service Unite ... Read more

APRIL 12, 2017

Rapport - for Community, Youth and Playworkers (April)

IN: Children, Playwork, Resources, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

Regular electronic newsletter for Youth Workers, Community Workers and Playworkers We want to make sure that Branch Rapport is a monthly bulletin that hits your email boxes with information that is of interest and touches on subjects that concern you in ... Read more

MARCH 27, 2017

Department’s three-month extension for fixed-contract Youth Workers welcomed

IN: Fighting Back, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

Department of Education confirms more than one hundred fixed-term youth workers will have their contracts extended to the end of June 2017. Political parties now need to agree re-establishment of a functioning Executive to secure vital public services. Unite Regional Officer, ... Read more

MARCH 21, 2017

A call to end buck-passing and safeguard Youth Service

IN: Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland must intervene to end buck-passing and safeguard Youth Service jobs Unite Regional Secretary writes to James Brokenshire MP to request intervention to secure future of youth service jobs More than one hundred youth workers face redundancy ... Read more

MARCH 16, 2017

Rapport - Electronic Newsletter for Community, Youth and Playworkers

IN: Sector News, Stories, Young People, Youth Workers

Regular electronic newsletter for Youth Workers, Community Workers and Playworkers       We want to make sure that Branch Rapport is a monthly bulletin that hits your email boxes with information that is of interest and touches on subjects that concern you in your working ... Read more

JANUARY 24, 2017

Executive parties must commit to long-term funding for vital Youth Services

IN: Cuts, Fighting Back, Young People, Youth Workers

Staff left anxious for future after receipt of protective notice letters from Education Authority Unite Regional Officer, Taryn Trainor, who represents the union’s membership in the Youth Service sector called for all Assembly parties to commit themselves to the long-term funding ... Read more

SEPTEMBER 01, 2016

National charity folds due to funding pressures

IN: Campaigning, Children, Cuts, Playwork, Youth Workers

National charity 4Children closes due to funding pressures, with Action for Children taking on the vast majority of its existing work. Earlier this week the charity 4Children, which delivers childcare, family support and youth services, announced it would close due to ... Read more

JUNE 14, 2016

Unions standing up the youth workers of today

IN: Fighting Back, Pay, Young People, Youth Workers

Unions representing youth and community workers across England and Wales have called for an end to the fall in youth worker pay, after years of real terms pay cuts sees wages shrink by 17% in six years. The NUT, UCU, Unite ... Read more

APRIL 21, 2016

More cuts for young people as Regional Youth Work Unit closes

IN: Cuts, Sector News, Young People, Youth Workers

Cuts blamed as Learning South-West, which houses the Regional Youth Work Unit, closes in dramatic fashion with eight staff being made redundant. The Regional Youth Work Unit supports young people and the youth sector to have a voice in decisions ... Read more

MARCH 02, 2016

JNC to be retained in Warrington following fightback campaign

IN: Campaigning, Fighting Back, Youth Workers

A landmark agreement has been achieved with Warrington Borough Council that will see youth and community workers retain their specialist terms and conditions. Warrington Borough Council were proposing to scrap the JNC moving us onto NJC at much lower pay scales ... Read more

FEBRUARY 17, 2016

What now for children services and early intervention in Oxfordshire?

IN: Campaigning, Children, Cuts, Young People, Youth Workers

An emotionally-charged meeting of Oxfordshire County Council saw councillors stop midway through to hammer out a compromise on how they would make more than £69m of savings after a series of impassioned speeches from the public. Unite members from the South ... Read more

FEBRUARY 15, 2016

Youth Workers Lobby to protect their terms and conditions!

IN: Campaigning, Terms and Conditions, Youth Workers

The Local Government Association (LGA) employers’ side has issued an open attack on the Youth and Community Workers profession with their intention to assimilate JNC Pink book pay, terms and conditions into the NJC Green book. Youth and Community workers ... Read more

FEBRUARY 08, 2016

Members in Oxfordshire County Council vote for strike action!

IN: Campaigning, Cuts, Fighting Back, Young People, Youth Workers

Unite members are taking strike action with a 83% mandate from the membership of the South East 6272 Community Youth Workers and Not for Profit Branch. Action will take place for 24 hours from midnight 15th February to midnight 16th ... Read more

JANUARY 07, 2016

Attack on JNC Youth & Community Workers Pay and Conditions

IN: Fighting Back, Young People, Youth Workers

This briefing paper has been written by Unite the Union in response to LGA Employer's JNC Side letter -8 December 2015 and sent to all Local Authority Councillors To All England, Northern Ireland and Wales Unite the Union Local Authority Councillors The ... Read more

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