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

New menopause policy for Gt. Yarmouth Borough Council

Great Yarmouth is “blazing a trail” for other councils with new support for employees going through the menopause, UNISON says today. UNISON and Great Yarmouth Borough Council have agreed a new menopause policy ensuring that both staff and managers know how to deal with the physical and psychological effects of the menopause. It encourages employees […]

Strike ballot over ‘derisory’ pay for City College Norwich staff

Staff at City College Norwich are voting on taking part in national strike action over pay. Hundreds of employees at 14 further education (FE) colleges across England will take part in the ballot. The dispute is over a national pay offer from employers which UNISON has rejected and described as ‘derisory’. The vote on strike […]

Stand Up To Racism Public Meeting- 28th March 2019

  Norwich Stand Up To Racism is holding a Public Meeting on “Fighting Racism Today” Paul Holborow, a fighter against racism for over 40 years and a founding member of the Anti-Nazi League, is coming up from London to speak. Roshan Bykes from New Routes, a migrant support charity, is also speaking. Much has happened […]

Sleep-in Appeal to the Supreme Court is good news

Now there’s the chance to clarify the law once and for all A decision by the Supreme Court on 13 February 2019 to grant permission for an appeal against last summer’s Court of Appeal judgment affecting care workers on sleep-in shifts is extremely good news, says UNISON.  The case taken by UNISON on behalf of […]

Pay Ballot Result – Norfolk County Council

Thanks to everyone who voted in our ballot on the proposed changes to the pay structure. 87% voted to accept the offer which means UNISON will notify NCC a majority of our members accepted the offer. This means UNISON have a clear mandate to agree to sign off an agreement making these changes to the […]

Consultative Pay Ballot begins in Norfolk County Council

Pay Proposal for 1st April 2019 Dear Member NCC has made a formal proposal that whilst not everything UNISON would have wished for delivers a credible solution that you should have the right to vote upon. Here is the proposal that was arrived at after negotiations with UNISON. It details how it affects grades A […]

Victory! West Norfolk care home saved after UNISON campaign

Care workers’ union UNISON welcomes the news that Norse Care has decided to transform closure-threatened west Norfolk care home Burman House into a specialist dementia unit. Nearly 800 people, including former and current staff and residents’ relatives, signed a UNISON petition against closing the care home, while dozens responded to the public consultation. Norse Care, […]

The Voluntary Living Wage- great news for low paid members!

Tenacious work from a local UNISON steward has resulted in some of our lowest paid members getting a pay increase and arrears of up to £2.5k. This account from the steward, Andy Wade, shows how UNISON can work with both employers and commissioning bodies to get fair treatment for our members. In early August a […]

Fire Service- Mind Blue Light Mental Health Awareness

This event was for Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service to sign the Mind Blue Light “Time to Change” pledge for World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2018. Tim Allison, UNISON Steward explained that “the pledge is to identify and reduce mental health issues within Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. This initiative is welcomed […]