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.
UNISON has called for libraries to stay completely closed, to protect library workers and their families.
As we mark ‘Stars In Our Schools’ this year, General Secretary Dave Prentis pays tribute to schools workers.
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.
Private school meals provider, which also operates in North Yorkshire, backs down on plans to sack 10 school kitchen workers before Christmas following a campaign led by UNISON.
Unionised workplaces are safer workplaces, especially where we have workplace Health & Safety reps. COVID-19 has reinforced the importance of having Health & Safety reps in every workplace.
UNISON says the government should be taking the lead on the wearing of face coverings in schools, not leaving it to individual Head Teachers.
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).