Coronavirus Guidance – Useful Links

COVID 19 – UNISON Support Please check the links below for information you may find useful: UNISON COVID 19 – Your Rights at Work UNISON COVID 19 Social Care Advice UNISON Financial Support UNISON Advice Job Retention Scheme Q&A NHS COVID 19 Guidance NHS...

Apprenticeship Survey 2020

At UNISON we believe apprenticeships are the key to building a workforce that will meet the demands of the 21st century economy. We believe that they should be a vital part of the upcoming economic response to the COVID-19 crisis and we will be using the power that...

Local government funding campaign – Press Release

UNISON has issued a press release calling for the government to properly fund local government, filling the £10bn funding gap and protecting services and jobs. ​Unless ​ministers fix ​the current funding shortfall – estimated to be in the region of ​£10bn – there...

UNISON Social Worker Webinar 18 August at 6-7pm

UNISON is holding a webinar for social work members in England and Wales about the return to more normal working. The webinar will include what employers must do to keep them safe and how to safeguard their professional practice. We have emailed the registration...

School Uniform Grant 2020

Get help with the cost of school uniforms Families living on low incomes with children struggle constantly to make ends meet – and this can be particularly acute before the new school year begins when the extra costs hit hard. The union’s welfare charity There for You...

NJC Pay Offer

UNISON launched a consultation for local government members working in schools and councils, to decide whether to accept the final NJC Pay offer for 2020. You should have received a ballot via email, if you haven’t voted yet there is still time as the ballot closes 11...

September safety checklist (England)

See here for the joint union checklist for September opening in England, which covers all school settings including special schools. This will help schools carry out a thorough risk assessment .  Schools will need to review their risk assessments again in advance of...

Our clean schools campaign

To protect pupils, staff, parents and the wider community – and to help avoid more local or national lockdowns – we’re telling the government it must put its money where its mouth is and fund proper school cleaning. Our member survey is covered in a Huffington...

Personal Injury Settlements – May 2020

In May, UNISON helped members in the West Midlands receive £147,083.00 in Personal Injury Settlements. UNISON provides quality legal services for employment-related and non-work issues at no extra cost to members and their family. In fact, UNISON provides the broadest...