Disability Live!

Like many other organisations, UNISON has had to cancel many of its conferences and meetings as a result of COVID-19. But the UK’s biggest union has democracy at its heart and still wants its members to be involved. With this in mind, UNISON’s Disabled members have organised a series of virtual events in place of […]

UNISON supermarket vouchers – Covid-19 Response

In response to the financial difficulties that many of the West Midlands members are facing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, a Regional programme has been put in place that will assist West Midlands members in these difficult times. This programme will be administered by the West Midlands Regional Welfare Committee. Eligibility To be eligible for […]

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Wanted: Your Lockdown Diaries

We are looking for members who want to share their stories and experiences of working throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and Quarantine for some blog posts. We are especially wanting a few ‘a day in the life of…..’ stories to really capture what life has been like for you. We would like members from all across […]

School Safety Update

With schools starting to reopen we know this may be a concern for some of our members. In order to support members, UNISON has produced the new materials below, including an important new joint union guide for vulnerable staff. Risk Assessments Risk assessments are a number one priority. Before staff return to work, schools must update and […]

UNISON wins Access to Work victory

Union pressure sees government make changes to scheme to help disabled people working from home in the pandemic. UNISON has won a major victory for disabled workers, after the Department for Work and Pensions announced that new help will be available to disabled people who are working at home, with Access to Work extended to […]

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Birmingham Council COVID19 funding crises

“Emergency budget for Birmingham as Covid-19 ‘catastrophe’ raises prospect of service cuts” was the headline on a Birmingham Mail article at the end of June 2020. The article said the Council was facing a £212 million shortfall and predicted drastic service cuts that could impact on any or all of the council’s services – from […]

Give disabled people the right to work from home after Covid-19

Survey shows majority are more productive home working but employers not allowing them. Disabled employees work​ing from home during lockdown say they​ have been more productive and took fewer days off sick than when ​they were doing their job​s in the office, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The union is now calling on the government to give disabled people a new right to work from home […]

Black Members Self Organised Group – Equality Survey 2020

UNISON National Black Members Committee have been instrumental in its work in addressing inequalities over the years and to this end the National Black Members Committee and Branch Black Members Self Organised Group would urge you to read and participate in the below questionnaire:- UNISON Equality Survey 2020 – tell us about your experiences during […]

School Uniform Grant

In response to the growing difficulties many members on low incomes face, a programme has been put in place that will assist our most vulnerable members with the cost of purchasing school uniforms. How much are the grants? They are one-off grants of £50 per school age child, up to a total of £150. Am […]

Virtual Pride is a Protest Event

Members of UNISON’s national and regional LGBT+ groups have really missed the opportunity to be out and about at Pride events this summer. We’ve missed working with all the branches that support us at these events, and talking to everyone – members and prospective members. Given this – and to make sure that the UNISON […]