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 […]

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 […]

Sleep-in Appeal to the Supreme Court is good news

Now there’s the chance to clarify the law once and for all A decision by the Supreme Court on 13 February 2019 to grant permission for an appeal against last summer’s Court of Appeal judgment affecting care workers on sleep-in shifts is extremely good news, says UNISON.  The case taken by UNISON on behalf of […]

Pay Ballot Result – Norfolk County Council

Thanks to everyone who voted in our ballot on the proposed changes to the pay structure. 87% voted to accept the offer which means UNISON will notify NCC a majority of our members accepted the offer. This means UNISON have a clear mandate to agree to sign off an agreement making these changes to the […]

Consultative Pay Ballot begins in Norfolk County Council

Pay Proposal for 1st April 2019 Dear Member NCC has made a formal proposal that whilst not everything UNISON would have wished for delivers a credible solution that you should have the right to vote upon. Here is the proposal that was arrived at after negotiations with UNISON. It details how it affects grades A […]

Victory! West Norfolk care home saved after UNISON campaign

Care workers’ union UNISON welcomes the news that Norse Care has decided to transform closure-threatened west Norfolk care home Burman House into a specialist dementia unit. Nearly 800 people, including former and current staff and residents’ relatives, signed a UNISON petition against closing the care home, while dozens responded to the public consultation. Norse Care, […]

Fire Service- Mind Blue Light Mental Health Awareness

This event was for Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service to sign the Mind Blue Light “Time to Change” pledge for World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2018. Tim Allison, UNISON Steward explained that “the pledge is to identify and reduce mental health issues within Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. This initiative is welcomed […]

Kids thank their lucky stars for support staff

To support UNISON’s Stars in our Schools campaign, Local Organiser Natasha Gales organised a coffee morning at St Francis of Assisi RC Primary School in Norwich on Friday 23rd November 2018. The event was aimed at celebrating the amazing work of teaching assistants in the school, and was fully supported by the leadership team of […]