School Uniform grants- apply now!

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 […]

NJC Pay Ballot underway for Schools and Local Government workers

NJC Final Pay Offer 2020/21 – Local Government and Schools Pay Ballot running from Monday 6 July to Wednesday 5 August 2020. An Electronic ballot from SurveyGizmo was sent on Monday 6 July to all members with an Email address asking you to vote now to Accept, or Reject the NJC Pay Offer for 2020/21. […]

Furloughing – UNISON’s legal opinion on 6 April

Furloughing – Frequently Asked Questions   UNISON Legal Services have produced this FAQ Furloughing – UNISON Legal briefing document which we hope you find useful. If you are a member and have any queries then please Email the branch office at unison.norfolkcounty@btconnect.com quoting your membership number (if known) saying who you work for / where […]

Education and Schools FAQ – Coronavirus

Education and schools FAQ’s 1) If my school closed, will I still be paid? The simple answer is yes you will continue to be paid. After the Easter holidays if schools are still closed the employer can ask you to work, either from home or in the school with the correct provided resources, this is […]

COVID-19 Corona Virus- your questions answered

As the situation is a rapidly developing one, keep up to date with key health and employment information on the UNISON website; Coronavirus Q&A  

Initial Local Government pay offer rejected

  For council and school workers     5 February 2020                                         Issue Number 01   Initial local government pay offer rejected – talks continue The National Joint Council (NJC) Executive met today, for the employers […]

General Election and Social Care

Dear Candidate General Election and Social Care. Despite the importance of Brexit in the current General Election campaign, we share the view of all parties that we must look beyond this. Social Care is acknowledged by most people to be “in crisis” and we expect all political parties would want to support the notion that […]

NJC Pay Claim 2020/21

The  NJC Executive Trade Union Side met 18/07/19 to receive report backs on individual unions’ consultations on the contents of the 2020/21 NJC pay claim. The following headline claim was agreed: A real living wage of £10 per hour to be introduced for NJC scp 1 and a 10% increase on all other NJC/GLPC pay […]

Burston Strike Rally- Sunday 1st September 2019

Make a note in your diary for the Burston Strike Rally, SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 10.30am- 3.30pm, to commemorate the longest strike in history, and to celebrate the people who continue to fight for Trade Union rights, working class education, democracy in the countryside and international solidarity. Please click on the link for the flyer; BurstonRally_2019-MA_070719 Guest speakers […]

What to do if you think you are being subjected to racial discrimination

Our Black Members self organised group have liaised with UNISON’s solicitors to create a new protocol of Do’s and Dont’s if you think you are being discriminated against on grounds of race. Please read the attached protocol and contact us at the Branch with any questions. Thompsons Do’s and Dont’s -Race Cases