TUC upholds UNISON complaint about NEU recruiting school support workers

TUC upholds complaint against NEU and confirms that only UNISON, GMB and Unite are allowed to actively recruit and negotiate on behalf of school support workers.

Strike Threat to Leisure Services in Selby and Tadcaster

UNISON members working on the Selby District Council leisure contract are being asked to vote yes to take strike action, after they reject a below-inflation pay award.

2023 Pay Offer Confirmed for Council and School Workers

Employers respond with flat rate increase for local government and school workers.

NEU strikes – advice for our school members

We support the NEU strike and we have issued advice to explain how school support staff can help by not undermining the strike. Our members in schools should not be asked, nor expected, to cover for teachers who are on strike.

Hambleton District Council: Offer everyone the same terms as the senior bosses!

We have written to the leader of Hambleton District Council (HDC), Councillor Mark Robson, to request that all staff at HDC are offered the same exit options as four senior executives. HDC will cease to exist after 31 March 2023, as all North Yorkshire councils are merged into one new unitary council. Although all staff […]

UNISON issues warning to North Yorkshire councils over senior staff pay-offs

UNISON local government branches in North Yorkshire issue a warning to district councils thinking about offering enhanced packages to senior staff.

UNISON says ‘NO!’ to more big-money pay-offs at Hambleton

We have written to all councillors at Hambleton District Council to demand that they reject proposals that would see a further £770,000 paid out in unnecessary enhanced redundancy packages to senior staff. Proposals to be voted on by Hambleton District Council tomorrow come on top of councillors having already voted to hand around £225,000 to […]

UNISON raises concerns about staff transfers to new North Yorkshire Council

The joint UNISON local government branches have formally responded to the proposals to move council staff to the new council, raising a number of concerns and objections.

98% say YES to better terms and conditions at NYCC!

UNISON members working for North Yorkshire County Council have voted overwhelmingly to accept improved terms and conditions which will help to improve recruitment and retention.

Statement on proposed £225,000 pay-off to Hambleton District Council boss

Anger as Hambleton District Council proposes £225,000 exit package for boss.