Carers need support, not just applause

UNISON has welcomed the return of clap for carers this week, but we urge both the public and politicians to start focussing more on pay and practical support than applause and appreciation.

Library staff ‘scared and stressed’ about having to work during lockdown

UNISON has called for libraries to stay completely closed, to protect library workers and their families.

Extra bank holiday for 2022

The government has announced an extra bank holiday in 2022. Moving the late spring bank holiday will mean a long weekend with Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June becoming bank holidays.

Dear Prime Minister – please don’t take our jobs off us!

The government has consulted on plans to stop care workers in nursing and residential homes from being able to have multiple jobs. Many low-paid care workers rely on multiple jobs to pay the bills. Covid has exposed the failings in our fragmented social care system which is why we need a national care service.

NJC Pay Award for Local Government Workers Confirmed

Local government members vote to accept the 2020/21 pay award of 2.75% back dated to 1 April 2020.

UNISON calls for a jobs-first devolution deal

Local government is set to be reorganised across York and North Yorkshire, with District Councils being abolished in favour of one or more unitary councils(s).

UNISON calls for urgent action to improve chaotic track & trace in England

Councils forced to pick up the pieces from failing test and trace system in England.

Online training for social work members

UNISON’s Learning and Organising Service has compiled the attached list of free online learning to support social worker members with their skills development, mental health and wellbeing.

Local Government Pay Ballot

Ballot papers have gone out this week to all our members who work in local government, schools and the National Parks, following confirmation of the final offer in respect of the 2020/21 pay claim.

Protect you and your colleagues – become a Safety Representative

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the game for everyone when it comes to protecting yourself and your colleagues in the workplace. We are looking to recruit a Safety Representative in each of the over 900 workplaces where we have members.