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What are trade unions? What they do: Trade unions are organisations that represent people at work. Their purpose is to protect and improve people's pay and conditions of employment. They also campaign for laws and policies, which will benefit working people. Why they are here: Trade unions exist because an individual worker has very little power to influence decisions that are made about his or her job. By joining together they are likely to be listened to more and therefore increase the chance of success. General: There are lots of different sorts of jobs and industries that are covered by trade unions. Some unions represent people who do a particular job or work in a specific industry. Other unions include a mixture of people in different jobs and sectors. It is possible that some unions merge because they can increase their membership and their influence. For trade unions: If you are a member of a trade union if you are treated badly by your management you have power to make them change their ways. This generally improves the happiness of employees because they feel comfortable in their jobs without feeling more at risk as they have a union to back them up. Against trade unions: It can mean that they stand up for people that should lose their job, which means that inefficient staff are kept on making the business loss out. ...read more.


These include: � mortgages � stakeholders pensions and financial planning � credit cards � motor insurance � road rescue � personal loans � home insurance � travel insurance � mobile phones Accident Calculated at 10 times the weekly contribution for up to 26 weeks if injured in the course of employment, or travelling to or from work. Payable at the end of incapacity, or after 26 weeks, whichever is the sooner. No claim shall be entertained unless a report of the circumstances of the case is given to your Branch Secretary within 6 months of the date of the accident. Death benefit �350 to nearest relative or legal representative if death occurs through any cause prior to retirement. Orphan �8.50per week per child up to 16 years of age; �12.75 per week per child continuing to receive full-time education up to 22 years of age, payable on member's death. Additional �4.25 per week may be paid up to 16 years of age if both parents are deceased. Retirement On retirement at normal age, or earlier if permanently incapacitated due to ill health or retired under redundancy and resettlement arrangements when over 55 years of age, benefit calculated at the rate of �3 for each completed year's membership after 1January 1965, and completed years membership of the Disablement Fund prior to that time. Permanent downgrading or demotion �250 on permanent downgrading or demotion due to personal accident, sickness or physical defect. ...read more.


- a section of the Professional Association of Teachers (PAT). Definition of Challenging Behaviour - which is aimed at teachers, teaching assistants, nursery nurses and other education and childcare professionals - will take place at PAT headquarters (2 St James' Court, Friar Gate, Derby) on Thursday 17 January from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm. Held in conjunction with BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities), the meeting will be run by nationally experienced trainer Sharon Powell, a qualified nursery nurse and registered nurse for people with learning difficulties. Topics covered by Definition of Challenging Behaviour will include causes of challenging behaviour and supporting children with challenging behaviour and ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder). Free of charge, the meeting is open to non-members as well as members of PAT and its PAtT and PANN (Professional Association of Nursery Nurses) sections. For further information, or to register to attend, contact Professional Officer Tricia Pritchard on 01332 372337, e-mail patt@pat.org.uk or see the PAT/PAtT Web site (www.pat.org.uk). For further information about BILD, see www.bild.org.uk . Notes A section of PAT, Professionals Allied to Teaching (PAtT) provides union services for education support staff working alongside teachers in schools and colleges or providing peripatetic education services. Its current/potential members include: teaching and classroom assistants, school and college laboratory technicians, secretaries and administration staff, librarians, finance managers, bursars, careers advisers, ICT support staff, sports coaches, nurses and care assistants; education officers and consultants; education social workers; and prison and hospital education professionals. Trade Unions RMT and PAT? By David Newman ...read more.

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