NEC elections 2021 – use your vote

UNISON’s National Executive Council has the power to act on behalf of the union and is responsible for implementing UNISON policy and delivering on the union’s objectives and priorities. NEC seats come up for election every 2 years and the latest ballot will open on 4th May. The York Branch Committee agreed to nominate the […]

Face Coverings in Schools

School unions have said that pupils and staff wearing face coverings is a key part of measures to suppress transmission of covid-19. The government has not presented strong scientific evidence that suggests that now would be the right time to reverse the policy, they say. Read the full joint union letter – Joint letter – face […]

A national care service is the only way to prevent more deaths

Fundamental reform is needed to create a system fit for the future. The pandemic has exposed the fault lines in the social care system, which requires substantial reform if its many structural, financial and operational weaknesses are to be tackled, says UNISON in a new strategy document released today (Wednesday). Care After Covid: A Vision […]

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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 […]

Coronavirus: Your rights at work

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. You can find the latest information on the UNISON national website here… Useful external sites… Government advice ACAS Coronavirus and claiming benefit (Universal Credit website)

5 things UNISON are doing for young workers

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Council workers protest about low pay prior to pay talks

Proper funding for local authorities is needed in order to protect jobs, pay staff properly. The unions have tabled a pay claim calling for a 10 per cent increase for all staff and for a minimum rate of £10 per hour. They are also calling for a two hour reduction in the working week (with […]

Going for growth

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Going from strength to strength

”UNISON is going from strength to strength,” the union’s national executive council heard at its meeting in London today. “We are continuing to grow, with membership increasing by 8,413 so far this year,” general secretary Dave Prentis told the meeting. He noted that the biggest growth occurred during the week of the Labour Party conference […]