Heatwave Advice

As many parts of North Yorkshire are under a Red Warning for extreme heat tomorrow (Monday 18 July) and Tuesday 19 July, UNISON and the TUC have issued advice to members about the impact of the heatwave on workers and what employers must do to keep you safe. Sadly, there is no legal maximum temperature […]

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%.

School workers should be allowed to wear face coverings

UNISON says the government should be taking the lead on the wearing of face coverings in schools, not leaving it to individual Head Teachers.

Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England

Government should issue new guidance to allow pupils and school workers to wear face coverings if they wish.

UNISON provides advice for safe reopening of libraries

UNISON has put together a briefing for our library members about the safe, phased reopening of libraries from 4 July

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.

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.

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.

Safe workplaces – what does the law say?

Labour MP for Middlesbrough, and Shadow Employment Rights Secretary, provides a useful thread about your rights at work.

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 […]