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…

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…

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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 […]

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 […]

Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. General advice UNISON National advice UK Government advice Leeds City Council advice Leeds City Council: Coronavirus – information for staff web page Guidance for LCC staff conducting home visits Leeds City Council advice for schools and […]

Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

Shocking picture of austerity cuts to local services is revealed by UNISON

Hundreds of youth centres, libraries and public toilets causing huge impact on communities. The true scale of almost a decade of savage austerity cuts to local communities across Britain is laid bare in a study published by UNISON today (Friday 6 Dec), showing the impact of huge reductions in council funding. A series of freedom […]