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…

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…