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 […]

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 […]

NJC Pay Offer ACCEPTED

For council and school workers 6 April 2018  PAY UP NOW bulletin : Issue Number 07 UNISON ACCEPTS NJC PAY OFFER The UNISON NJC Committee met today to consider branch feedback on its recommendation that UNISON should accept the NJC pay offer for 2018-20. The previous membership consultation resulted in a very narrow overall vote […]

Pay Up Now!

4 December – the public sector pay debate in Westminster Hall.
The Chancellor may have ignored the public service pay cap in the budget last week, but UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign continues….

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, […]