UNISON launches Covid-19 support fund for members

UNISON provides £250,000 fund to provide grants to members who are struggling financially due to Covid-19.

We are worth more than just a clap

UNISON’s head of local government and schools says something has changed in our fight for a fair pay rise.

Supreme Court overturns Government ban on LGPS ethical investment

The Supreme Court overturns Government restrictions on being able to male ethical investments.

Government must support local Councils on the frontline of Coronavirus response

Our branch has joined calls for the government to provide further financial support for local councils who are at the forefront of the battle against Coronavirus.

Council workers pause to remember

Council workers across North Yorkshire paused for a minute silence yesterday, 28 April 2020, on International Workers’ Memorial Day, to remember workers who have lost their lives at work.

Pay Up Now!

Government urged to help councils give us a decent pay rise

Unions welcome improved pay offer of 2.75% for local government and school workers, but call on the government to fund a further increase to help make up for the 20% reduction in pay over the last 10 years.

Care home death numbers: “a national disgrace”

Our General Secretary, Dave Prentis, says care workers still face lack of PPE.

Working together with NYCC to support essential services

Hundreds of our members have volunteered to be deployed to different roles, or work different hours to support the Covid-19 response. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NYCC to reassure members that these new arrangements are temporary.

UNISON asks government: why ignore school support staff?

UNISON’s National Secretary has written to the Secretary of State for Education to ask why there has been no recognition of the role of support staff in schools during the Coronavirus emergency

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Your Rights At Work

Latest updates on the Coronavirus situation, including a new dedicated section on our website.