LGR dispute escalates

Dispute about proposal not to transfer some staff to new North Yorkshire council escalates, as email emerges that shows staff were told that they would transfer.

UNISON lodges formal dispute over internal audit at Harrogate and Craven

UNISON has reacted to news that not all staff at Harrogate and Craven councils are being offered the opportunity to transfer to the new North Yorkshire council on the terms and conditions negotiated by the union.

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.

Probation staff need a pay rise!

The joint trade unions within the Probation Service have lodged a three-year pay claim on behalf of our members as inflation heads towards 10%.

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.