Norse at Norwich City Council

Norse Newsletter November Pay Talks 2020 Please click on the above link for the latest on Norse Norwich City Council pay talks.

NJC 2021/22 Pay Consultation underway now!

If you work for Great Yarmouth Borough Council, North Norfolk District Council or Norfolk County Council please look out for our Email seeking your views on what next year’s pay claim should be. This consultation closes on 15 November 2020. Our national negotiating committee has presented three options for members to give a preference.If you […]

Our office phone – temporarily down use Email instead

Dear UNISON member We have temporarily lost our office answerphone due to building refurbishment at County Hall. Please contact us by Email to unison.norfolkcounty@btconnect.com or phone UNISON Direct on 0800 0 857 857 if you are unable to use Email or have an urgent query. thank you UNISON Norfolk County

Don’t scrap the Union Learning Fund!

Union learning: UNISON says scrapping fund ‘makes no sense’ The union is calling on the government to pull back from a decision to scrap the Union Learning Fund in England from next March. The announcement that the fund was to be ended came as the Department for Education’s own research showed that fewer employers are providing training […]

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 […]

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 […]