Annual General Meeting

We are pleased to be able to report to you that the 2021 aggregate Annual General Meeting achieved a quorum, and was able to pass a number of motions and rule amendments that will allow the branch to operate in a better way. Read more…

Newsletter April 2021

We hope this Bulletin finds you well. In this latest issue of our regular bulletin you will find details of: –
Better Buses Meeting
Become a Digital Champion
Covid Response Fund
Financial Wellbeing Week
Lighthouse Financial Advice
Read more…

West Yorkshire Mayor – Citizens UK Assembly Thursday 29 April 7pm

Leeds UNISON supports the Campaign for a Real Living Wage. We want a commitment to make West Yorkshire a Real Living Wage Region. Candidates for the new role of West Yorkshire Mayor will be at a virtual Zoom meeting organised by Citizens UK Assembly on Thursday 29 April at 7pm. We want to press them to make West Yorkshire a Real Living Wage region. Read more…

UNISON – Working for safer schools

Our members face uncertainty as schools reopen to all pupils in England from 8 March. UNISON understand that members will have lots of questions at the moment and we want to do everything we can to provide support. Here’s some latest guidance. Read more…

UNISON calls for a ‘substantial​’ pay rise for ​council and school workers

Yesterday UNISON and two other local government unions submitted a pay claim ​for 2021/22, which they say begin​s to redress a decade of cuts and recognise​s the key role ​played in the pandemic ​by school and council staff. Read more…

£95k Cap Revoked

The Government has announced that they have REVOKED the regulations capping public sector exit payments to £95,000. Read more…

Branch Newsletter January 2021

The latest newsletter covers a selection of courses and workshops available for members to book free of charge. All of these will be held on-line. Read more…

Branch Officer Nominations Reminder

Members are reminded that the closing date for nominations for Branch Officers is 1 February 2021. Read more…

Coronavirus Update January 2021

The Leeds UNISON Branch office has remained closed since 18th March 2020, with staff, Convenors and Officers currently working from home. The Branch had been moving towards a partial reopening of the office later this month, by introducing strict COVID-19 safety measures and limited occupancy. However in light of the government announcing a further national lockdown, the decision has been taken to postpone that partial reopening for the foreseeable future. Read more…

Government Cap on Public Sector Exit Payments

The Government have recently passed legislation designed to restrict the amount of money a public sector worker can receive when exiting employment. The cap is set at £95k and the Government has promoted this as affecting highly paid workers. The reality is that it will affect many members on salaries significantly smaller than this. Read more…