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.

LATEST – advice for school members

In UNISON’s view, it is unsafe for school staff to attend the workplace at present if your school is fully opened to all pupils. We have issued advice and guidance about how to inform your Head Teacher of your statutory right not to attend an unsafe workplace,

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.

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).

Consultation to start on local government pay offer

We will be consulting our local government and school members soon about the 2020 local government pay offer.

Advice for school staff – updated 18 May

Following various announcements over the last few days we are receiving lots of calls and emails from our members who work in schools.

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.

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.