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) […]

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 […]

Latest bulletin for schools staff

Here is the latest bulletin for schools based staff from Jon Richards, UNISON Head of Education. Increase in pupil numbers – UNISON sends new survey to nursery / school members We have sent a new survey to members in nurseries, primary schools and special schools to find out how the wider opening of schools and […]

Defend children’s rights in care

Two campaign actions today to defend children’s rights in care – Twitter storm and petition UNISON believes that the Government introducing a new statutory instrument (SI 445) could put vulnerable people at risk by seriously undermining local authorities’ ability to safeguard properly. UNISON is part of a campaign to get SI 445 scrapped. UNISON is […]

Leeds UNISON update about 1st June for schools members

Hopefully schools based members will have received overnight the latest guidance email (Advice for members in primary schools concerned about returning to work 1 June) from UNISON’s nation Head of Education. This includes some useful resources and templates if you have any concerns. It also sets out the union’s national position of consistently opposing the […]

UNISON Lifelong Learning whilst in isolation

At this current difficult time when members may be feeling isolated, UNISON members may be interested in taking part in some of the many online learning opportunities available. UNISON and Open University Free Courses UNISON and other partners have helped the Open University develop a suite of free online badged courses. These are aimed at […]

Speaking up for our members

Newspaper ad says ‘Thank you’ to all the UNISON members leaving their loved ones to care for ours. As the nation prepares for to clap for carers – including health and other key workers – again tonight, UNISON is speaking up for our members with  national and local newspaper ads. The ads thank UNISON members […]