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Leeds UNISON response to the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions

Current COVID infection levels in the city, mixed with a relaxation of social contact restrictions, are very concerning and UNISON continues to have regular meetings with Leeds City Council regarding the working arrangements during the Pandemic. We wanted to give UNISON members working for Leeds City Council a quick update. Read more …

Social Work Awards

Social Workers have worked tirelessly before and during the pandemic to help thousands of vulnerable citizens along with their families and carers.  But the role of a Social Worker is often hidden or portrayed negatively in the media, leading to staff demoralisation and a poor image of the profession.  UNISON wants the important role social workers play in society to be highlighted and celebrated.  Read more…

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…