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.
Read more…

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 […]

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Latest bulletin for schools staff

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

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 […]

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 […]