Use your vote! Local government service group elections

Our branch has nominated Ken Curran and Helen Gray to be our representatives on UNISON’s Local Government Service Group Executive.

Temporary Covid vaccination exemption could save hundreds of jobs

Under pressure due to the crisis in social care, the government has announced that staff can self-certify if they believe they have a medical exemption or if they are pregnant,

Parliament approves mandatory vaccination for first time since 1853

Parliament has approved regulations that will make Covid vaccination compulsory for people who work in care homes.

Compulsory jabs is wrong approach

UNISON supports the vaccination programme, but evidence suggests persuasion is better than compulsion.

Election time – make sure your voice is heard!

Our union is proud to be a member-led, democratic union. Members are being encouraged to take part in elections to the National Executive Council, with ballot papers out now.

UNISON demo

Recruit a Friend Returns!

Increased prize fund for our popular ‘Recruit a Friend’ campaign, which includes a prize draw fund of £875 plus a £20 voucher for the recruiter.

Supreme Court blow for care workers

Supreme Court rules that care workers who provide ‘sleep-in’ shifts are not entitled to the legal minimum wage.

AGMs are on!

Our Annual General Meetings (AGMs) are always great events and are well attended by members across North Yorkshire. This year will be rather different.

Christina McAnea elected our new General Secretary

Christina McAnea has been elected as general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union.