Recruit-a-Friend suspended

Since November 2019 Leeds UNISON has been running the Recruit-a-Friend initiative, where a member receives £10 if they get a friend or colleague to join UNISON. Unfortunately due the difficulties administering this during the COVID-19 pandemic the Branch has decided to suspend Recruit-a-Friend for the foreseeable future.

Branch Bulletin – 7th October 2020

General Secretary Election 2020 An election will shortly be held to elect a new UNISON General Secretary. Leeds UNISON Branch Committee delegates recently met to consider which candidate the Branch would nominate. After hearing from all the candidates or their representative, Paul Holmes was nominated. His nomination from the Branch has been submitted. All members, […]

2020 NJC Pay Award

On 21 August 2020, UNISON’s NJC committee agreed to accept the pay offer for the year 2020/21, which included: a 2.75% pay increase a one-day increase in the Green Book minimum level of annual leave joint work on mental health The NJC Committee said  the offer fell far short of the claim and did not […]

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NJC Pay Ballot Branch Result

UNISON held a consultation to allow local government members to decide whether to accept or reject a pay rise of 2.75% and a one day increase in the minimum annual leave allowance. UNISON felt the offer fell well short of what members need and deserve. However, UNISON’s NJC committee (the body that negotiate your pay) […]

Northern College short courses

Northern College – working differently during COVID-19 Northern College are offering some digital short courses running in August and September. They are all delivered remotely and tutor led, running 9.30 am – 4 pm with hour lunch breaks and lots of ‘away from the screen’ time doing blended learning. To apply visit https://www.northern.ac.uk/courses/short-courses/ and select […]

Latest Bulletin for School Staff

Here is the latest bulletin for schools based staff from Jon Richards, UNISON Head of Education. Findings from schools survey Thank you for responding to our recent schools survey. The responses showed how much the government’s unsafe and rushed deadline of 1st June forced some schools to cut corners. The survey results were reported across […]

Member Training in July 2020

Free Health Continuing Professional Development Packages The new CPD packages cover areas that various aspects of health and wellbeing that will be important to people during the current lockdown and beyond. https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/news/free-health-cpd-packages-unionlearn Dyslexia Awareness On-Line – 7 July 2020, 10.00-11.00 am This introductory 1-hour session is aimed at all UNISON members with an interest in […]

Branch Bulletin – 19th June 2020

We hope this Bulletin finds you well. In this latest issue of our regular bulletin you will find details of: – An online discussion you can attend, set up to explore the new Green Deal with particular emphasis on the expansion of Leeds Bradford Airport. The meeting will ask: When we come out of the […]

Branch Bulletin – Financial challenges and H&S

Here is the latest bulletin from the Branch Secretary. This bulletin is to  provide the latest information arising out of the COVID-19 crisis and in particular following Leeds City Council’s announcement that they are seeking to consult with UNISON to avoid potential redundancies. We have been informed that this situation arises as a result of […]