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 […]

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 […]

National Delegate Conference report- Gitte Nyboe

Morning UNISON assembly at the Conference for the National Delegates in Brighton on Tuesday the 16th of June 2018. This morning, the first point was centred around the Good Friday agreement. As a foreigner living in the UK for the past 5+ years, I have only gotten a little insight into the current policies and […]

Scrap the cap and give workers a proper pay rise, says UNISON

The government’s pay cap is cutting deep for public service workers Speaking at the TUC public sector pay rally in Westminster 17/10/17, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today inflation hit its highest rate for five years, three times the level of pay rises. “The government’s pay cap is cutting deep – for care workers, hospital porters, […]

Norfolk Pension Fund and catastrophic climate change

Norfolk Pension Fund has over £140 million invested, directly or indirectly, in the fossil fuel industry in companies such as BG Group, Royal Dutch Shell and Rio Tinto1.

Children’s Services stay in safe location

UNISON wins the case for a safe and fit for purpose re-location of Children’s Services Teams to County Hall instead of a wholly inadequate proposal of temporary move to Vantage House.