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Give councils and schools the cash to fund a decent pay rise and protect services

The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Our school and council workers deserve fair pay – bilingual English Welsh leaflet

A joint union leaflet (UNISON, GMB, Unite) aimed at the general public making the case for local government and school workers to get a decent pay rise. Bilingual Welsh/English

Media on the UNISON National site.

TUC National Inspection Day 2017

Date
25 October 2017 12:00am–12:00am

The TUC National Inspection Day falls on the Wednesday of each European Health and Safety Week. This year UNISON is encouraging safety reps to specifically consider inspections focusing on whether the workplace is healthy for all ages. With the working population ageing and apprenticeship schemes being introduced as an alternative to schooling, this focus is […]

Event on the UNISON National site.

Securing Equality – A guide to using the Public Sector Equality Duty to fight local cuts

A guide to using the Public Sector Equality Duty to fight cuts, attacks on pay and conditions and discrimination by public service employers. It explains what the duty is and how you can use it, drawing on successful campaigns to date.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Save our local services -libraries leaflet

Campaign leaflet – part of the save our services local government cuts campaign focussing on libraries.

Media on the UNISON National site.

New offer that could settle Derby dispute to be put to school support staff, says UNISON

Strike action by Derby school support staff is to be suspended following a new offer from the city council, UNISON has announced today (Friday). UNISON will now recommend that its members across the city’s schools accept the offer. That offer will now be put to staff, and if they vote to accept the deal, the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Living Wage New Year Resolution for Hartlepool UNISON Members

Hartlepool LG UNISON Branch made Christmas a little brighter for five of its low-paid members by successfully claiming a total of over £5,000 from their employer. Since April 2016, the UNISON members, who work for a Hartlepool care provider, were paid a ‘sleep-in’ rate under that of the National Living Wage (£7.20 per hour). Negotiating […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

New report shows devastating impact of council cuts

Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

NAAS social work poster

NAAS social work poster

Media on the UNISON National site.

Save our local services – Libraries leaflet

Media on the UNISON National site.

Derby school support staff step up strikes as city council drags its feet, says UNISON

School support staff in Derby are to take all out strike action for five days starting next Monday (27 February) as the latest talks with the city council fail to reach an agreement, says UNISON. Next week is on top of the two days of action taking place this week (today and tomorrow), during which […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Chancellor should use £2.4bn in unallocated business rates to ease the care funding crisis, says UNISON

The government could ease the social care crisis by handing councils back billions in surplus cash raised from business rates, says a report published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The government expects to receive a £2.4bn windfall from business taxes next year, and for the two subsequent years. This is because it now receives more in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

How to recruit social workers. A guide for members.

A4 2 sided guide to recruiting social workers including preparation and conversation points.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Local Goverment Committee

Date
5 December 2017 12:30pm–4:30pm
Location
UNISON Regional Office - Birmingham

For members elected from the Local Goverment Service group

Event on the UNISON West Midlands site.

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children in the South East at risk

The research suggests that across the South East 23% of school support staff involved in children’s welfare go home worried every day having […]

News on the UNISON South East site.