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

This latest bulletin covers the Branch’s nomination for General Secretary, email consent, and benefits provided by UNISON. Read more…

2020 NJC Pay Award

On 21 August 2020, UNISON’s NJC committee agreed to accept the pay offer for the year 2020/21. Read more…

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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) believed it was the best pay offer that could be achieved by negotiation. Read more…

Northern College short courses

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. Read more…

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Latest Bulletin for School Staff

Here is the latest bulletin for schools based staff from Jon Richards, UNISON Head of Education. It contains lots of good advice. Read more…

Member Training in July 2020

This bulletin highlights a number of 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. Read more…

Branch Bulletin – 19th June 2020

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 COVID-19 pandemic, how can put the climate emergency at the heart of rebuilding our economy and society.
*UNISON’s welfare charity, There for You which aims to offer advice and help to those suffering financial and emotional hardship.
*A series of learning opportunities open to all members.
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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 […]