Councils need to work together to plan recruitment

UNISON is calling on the eight North Yorkshire councils to work together on a joint approach to vacancies between now and when the councils merge in April 2023.

Prime Minister must intervene in local government pay

Prime Minister must now intervene to ensure a fully funded pay rise for council workers and school support staff.

Local government and schools pay update

Local government employers decide not to work with us to fight for more money from the government.

Government confirms one council for North Yorkshire

The government has announced it has opted for one unitary council to replace existing councils in North Yorkshire from April 2023.

Councils in tourist hotspots overwhelmed by litter

Government must act to give local councils the money they need to keep our communities clean and tidy.

Branch asks local councillors to support pay claim

We have written to all our district and county councillors to explain our pay claim for 2021 and to ask for their support.

Regional trade unions support ‘one council’ for North Yorkshire

Yorkshire & Humber TUC agrees that ‘one council’ option is best for council workers.

Jab or Job?

Some employers are seeking to make it a condition of employment to have the COVID-19 vaccination. Our solicitors explain what your right are in this area,

Dismay as local government and schools pay talks are put on hold

School and local government workers on the frontline of the Covid response are due a pay rise on 1 April, but the employers have put talks on hold until after the local elections in may.

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.