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

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 […]