Council and school pay update

Despite your courage and sacrifice throughout COVID-19, council and school workers have been offered just 1.75%. But UNISON members have voted by 79% to reject such an unfair offer. UNISON will soon ballot members to see if they are willing to take industrial action, in an effort to improve the offer. Care workers, refuse collectors, […]

UNISON backs mobilisation for climate day of action

Government must deliver ‘a fair and just’ response to the climate emergency UNISON’s national executive council (NEC) is fully supporting plans for UK trade unions to mobilise around the country as part of the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice on 6 November. The event is one of many aimed at putting pressure on […]

The NJC Pay Offer in real terms

The NJC Pay offer in real terms – what it means to you – how much it will affect your salary. The average increase for each grade is below, with what the unions have asked for next to it. This difference is why we are fighting for better and fairer pay – because council and […]

Special Delegate Conference Reports

UNISON’s Special Virtual Local Government Conference took place on 13th June, with Special Delegate Conference then taking place digitally over two and a half days (15th-17th). The conferences were policy making conferences to replace the normal annual in person Local Government Conference and National Delegate Conference that could not take place in their usual form […]

Updated Social Work England Fitness to Practise Guidance

UNISON has worked with the social worker regulator Social Work England (SWE) to update SWE’s fitness to practise referral guidance for employers and social workers. The updated guides are in links below. There is improved synergy and read-across between the two guidance documents. UNISON views these documents as ‘two faces of the same coin’. There should […]

COP26 – Climate Change and the United Nations

The Glasgow COP26 in November is fast approaching and the eyes of the world will be watching intently. What is COP26? It is the 26th ‘Conference Of the Parties’, which is a United Nations summit. Why is it important? It is the place where the United Nations will discuss the effects of Climate Change upon […]

UNISON COVID-19 Impact Report

Most of us have lived our lives in peace and prosperity. We took for granted that we would have enough food on the table, good health care when we needed it, schools for our children to learn in and parks for them to play in – and freedom from the fear of the deadly diseases […]

Updated Guidance – COVID-19 and disabled, shielding or other vulnerable workers

UNISON has updated the guidance on COVID-19 and disabled, shielding and vulnerable workers. If you are disabled, pregnant, over 70 or have an underlying health condition you should take extra precautions to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic and may previously have been told to ‘shield’. People who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised may be particularly […]

Branch Team Building Day 2021

Recently some of the Branch Officers and senior stewards went on a narrowboat trip as a team building exercise (with precautions taken and outdoors. Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves, it was great for some of the Branch to meet up with colleagues especially as some Officers had not seen each other for over 12 months […]

Birmingham Branch Condemns racist abuse following Euro final

Birmingham Unison strongly condemn the racist abuse that has been displayed via social media, and other channels following the Euro’s football result. We encourage staff to report any discriminatory posts  via the appropriate channels both on social media and otherwise. The abuse that the players have been receiving is unacceptable. The team achieved an amazing […]