Unions join together to say 1st June is too soon, as DfE Scientific Advisor highlights concerns

All the main education trade unions have issued a joint statement today urging the government to rethink plans to ask schools to start to reopen from Monday 1 June.

Schools remain in the dark about mass reopenings

Ministers must stop dodging the issue of safety and provide a clear explanation of how schools will keep pupils, staff and parents safe before any mass reopening.

Any return to work must be safe

Yesterday (Sunday 10 May) the Prime Minister announced what appear to be slight changes to the advice about work during the Coronavirus emergency. This is what he said on going to work: We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged […]

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.

Supreme Court overturns Government ban on LGPS ethical investment

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

Happy retirement, George

Yesterday (30 April) we said farewell to George Webb, one of our Service Conditions Officers as he retired.

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.