UNISON – Working for safer schools

Our members face uncertainty as schools reopen to all pupils in England from 8 March. UNISON understand that members will have lots of questions at the moment and we want to do everything we can to provide support. Here’s some latest guidance. Read more…

UNISON calls for a ‘substantial​’ pay rise for ​council and school workers

Yesterday UNISON and two other local government unions submitted a pay claim ​for 2021/22, which they say begin​s to redress a decade of cuts and recognise​s the key role ​played in the pandemic ​by school and council staff. Read more…

Branch Newsletter January 2021

The latest newsletter covers a selection of courses and workshops available for members to book free of charge. All of these will be held on-line. 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…