Special General Meeting Called for Stoke-on-Trent City Council UNISON members

There are reports coming from inside Stoke-on-Trent City Council that UNISON have called their members to 2 Special General Meetings on Thursday to discuss terms and conditions that they feel are under threat.

The leaflet being handed out to UNISON members states that

  • Essential Car Users Allowance
  • Reduced Mileage Allowance to .45p per mile
  • Charge for car parking
  • Removal of subsistence allowance
  • Removal / Rationalise shift / weekend/ unsocial allowances

are all under threat.

So if you are lucky enough to escape the on-going threat of redundancy then the City Council want to reduce your Terms & Conditions of the staff.

All this on the day that it was reported that the number of officers earning £50,000 or more at Stoke-on-Trent City Council had increased by 24 in 2010/11.

Council Services Affected By Strike Action On Wednesday

A number of Stoke-on-Trent City Council services will be affected by the industrial actioon taking place across the country on Wednesdy 30 November.

Below is the current list of services that are due to be affected, please check the council website, and twitter feed (http://www.twitter.com/sotcitycouncil) for any updates.

Waste and recycling collections across Stoke-on-Trent will not take place on Wednesday, residents due to have their grey domestic waste bin collected on this day will be able to place extra waste out on their next collection day. The same goes for those people expecting to have recycling collections on Wednesday, these will also be missed and will be collected on the next due day.

A large number of schools are expected to be closed on Wednesday, and a number of other council services will be disrupted or closed. Residents are asked to have patience while the strike action takes place and only contact the council in an emergency. The authority’s Stoke on Call contact centre will be operating a minimum service and residents are asked to wait until the next day (Thursday) to raise a query, or email a request which will be dealt with as soon as normal service is restored.

The council apologies for any inconvenience caused. Housing maintenance services will be operating a responsive repairs emergency service only for housing tenants and public buildings. 

Services that will be closed on Wednesday 30 November:

  • Waste collections
  • Fenton Day Centre
  • Burslem Day Centre
  • Longton Day Centre
  • Carmountside Crematorium
  • Bereavement Care Office
  • Public Mortuary – closed but emergency arrangements in place
  • Registrars – closed but one wedding that has already been booked will take place
  • Licencing Office
  • Environmental Heath
  • Trading Standards
  • Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
  • Gladstone Pottery Museum – only open for existing school bookings
  • Tunstall library
  • Trentham library
  • Longton Library
  • Meir Library

Schools that will be closed on Wednesday 30 November – please note this may be subject to change, parents are asked to contact their school for up-to-date details:

  • Abbey Hill School and Performing Arts College
  • Abbey Hulton Primary School
  • Alexandra Infant School
  • Alexandra Junior School
  • Ash Green Primary School
  • Aynsley Special School – TBC
  • Ball Green Primary
  • Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy
  • Bentilee Nursery School
  • Birches Head High School – closed except for individual exam groups
  • Blurton Primary School
  • Burnwood Nusery School
  • Burnwood Primary School
  • Christchurch Primary School – only closed to reception, year 2, year 3 and year 6 pupils
  • Clarice Cliff Primary School
  • Crescent Primary School
  • Eaton Park Primary School
  • Discovery Academy
  • Etruscan Primary School
  • Forrest Park Primary School
  • Gladstone Primary School
  • Goldenhill Primary School – only closed to year 1 pupils
  • Grange Nursery School
  • Greenways Primary School
  • Grove Junior School
  • Hamilton Infant School
  • Hanley St Luke’s CE Primary School
  • Harpfield Primary School – only closed to foundation and year 5 pupils
  • Haywood High School and Engineering College
  • Heron Cross Primary School
  • Hillside Primary School
  • Holden Lane High School School and Specialist Sports College
  • Holden Lane Primary School
  • Jackfield Infants School
  • John Baskeyfield CE Primary School
  • Kemball Special School
  • Kingsland Nursery School
  • Kingsland Primary School
  • Maple Court Primary School
  • Middlehurst Special School – both sites closed
  • Milton Primary School
  • Mill Hill Primary School
  • Moorpark Junior School – closed except for two year 4 classes (open all day) and one year 6 class (open in the afternoon only)
  • Newstead Primary School
  • New Ford Primary School
  • Northwood Broom Community School
  • Norton Primary School
  • Oakhill Primary School – closed except for Nursery, Silver Birch (Reception), Willow (year 1), Cedar (year 2), Tulip (years 3 and 4) and Cherry (year 6)
  • Ormiston Horizon Academy
  • Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy
  • Our Ladys Catholic Primary School
  • Our Lady & St Bendicts Catholic Primary School
  • Packmoor Primary School
  • Parkhall Primary School
  • Priory Primary School
  • Sandford Hill Primary School
  • Sandon High School Business and Enterprise College
  • Smallthorne Primary
  • Sneyd Green Primary School
  • St Augustines Catholic Primary School
  • St George and St Martins Catholic Primary School
  • St Gregorys Catholic Primary School
  • St John’s Primary School – closed except for year five/six mixed class
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Joseph’s College Edmund Rice Trust Academy
  • St Margaret Ward Catholic School and Arts College
  • St Maria Goretti Catholic Primary School
  • St Marks Primary School
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Mary’s CE Primary School
  • St Matthews Primary School
  • St Paul’s CE Primary School
  • St Peter’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Peters Academy
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School – closed except for one reception class and year 5/6 mixed class
  • St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School
  • St Thomas More Catholic College
  • St Wilfrids Catholic Primary School
  • Stoke Minster Primary School
  • Summerbank Primary School
  • Sutherland Primary School
  • The Co-operative Academy at Brownhills – closed except for year 11 for revision/coursework
  • Thistley Hough High School
  • Thomas Boughey Nursery School
  • Trentham High School
  • Waterside Primary School
  • Westfield Nursery School
  • Weston Coyney Infant School
  • Weston Coyney Junior School
  • Whitfield Valley Primary School
  • Willows Primary School
  • Merit Pupil Referral Unit
  • Reach Key stage 3 and 4