Heart Unions Week: Campaigns & Wins
2022/2023 Work so far...
Every worker needs a union!
There has never been a more important time to join Unite! The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) bill – threatens to destroy rights and protections for workers like holiday pay, pregnancy and equality and health and safety. It is an attack on working people – the government is making people poorer and less safe at work.
Unite tirelessly fights and wins for its members. With over £250m won in pay and 8 in 10 disputes won. Unite is always at the frontline, keeping workers safe and defending jobs, pay and conditions. With Unite on your side you can rest assured that you have the best defence at work.
Historical Wins & Achievements - Heart Unite in LBG!
Ensured colleagues received 100% of their wage regardless of how the pandemic impacted them. This was a huge lifeline for colleagues, protecting colleagues. We were also able to negotiate paid isolation leave for temp colleagues.
Temp to Perm
Temporary staff are our permanent workers of the future but it can be frustrating waiting for that contract. Within customer services we gained a commitment that between 9 and 12 months of service, competent temps would be made permanent.
With the rise in abusive callers during the pandemic we called on the bank to do more to protect colleagues. This led to the abusive customer pilot giving colleagues improved protection and powers to challenge and stop abusive callers.
Staff Mortgage Campaign
When Lloyds announced they were removing the concessionary staff mortgage we campaigned and petitioned to prevent this. We were able to secure a new deal. No other UK bank offers a discounted staff mortgage.
Health & Safety
Unite have been at the forefront of protecting colleagues throught the covid-19 pandemic. From risk assessments, workplace inspections and influencing the policies and protections for colleagues.
Army Reservist Leave
When we found out all other banks gave army reservists 10 days of paid leave compared to the 5 Lloyds provided we raised this issue and quickly got it increased increased!
Unite have been campaigning to ensure Lloyds meet the Living Wage, as well as hitting the target of £10.50 by 2025. As part of Pay 2022 negotiations we secured that target 3 years earlier.