Compulsory Vaccinations in Care Homes

COMPULSORY VACCINATIONS FOR CARE HOMES Following reports in today’s media that the government is set to announce that Covid-19 vaccinations are to be made compulsory for care home staff, UNISON’s view is the way out of the pandemic is for everyone that can to have their jabs. However, this heavy-handed approach runs the risk of […]

Joint union advice on medically vulnerable and higher risk groups

This joint unions’ advice is for staff working in schools and colleges who are medically vulnerable or otherwise at higher risk from Covid-19, or who live with or care for such people.  It applies specifically to England but its principles apply equally in Wales and elsewhere. Protecting staff at higher risk – Summer Term 2021 […]

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Mental Health Campaign in North Norfolk

Please see below a very good article on the North Norfolk News website about our campaign (link below), which includes a call for people to respond to our questionnaire on mental health services, and a link to the Zoom meeting on February 2nd on Covid and the Crisis in Mental Health. Please do share! Martin […]

Our COVID response fund – helping members through the pandemic

UNISON’s There for You charity is reopening the COVID-19 response fund to help members who are struggling as a direct result of coronavirus. It’s been a tough year for people right across the world, as COVID-19 has swept around the globe – and with no sign of it disappearing any time soon. UNISON members have […]

Reality check: public sector pay freeze

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a public sector pay freeze in the government’s spending review last week, backed up by some claims that need further analysis. Let’s unpack some of the chancellor’s statements and see how they stack up when they’re checked and given a bit more context. ‘Pay has been rising faster in the public […]

Local Government Pay Claim 2021, Result of Branch Consultation

Members working at North Norfolk District Council, Great Yarmouth Borough Council and Norfolk County Council have narrowly mandated our negotiator’s to seek a 10% across the board pay rise for employees for 2021. This result has been feedback to the UNISON Head of local Government at the Regional Office in Bury St Edmunds. This will […]

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 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