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 […]

SCP Review – What it’s all about and the UNISON Consultation

The national employers and unions agreed a two year pay deal the 2nd year of which involved changes to the Spinal Column Points (SCP’s) used on the national pay spine. This was necessary because the SCP’s had become squeezed up at the lower end of the pay spine. This was caused by the National Minimum […]

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 […]

Corbyn warns of “national emergency” in children’s centres

UNISON has welcomed support from Jeremy Corbyn in the fight to keep Norfolk’s children’s centres open. ­The Labour Party leader visited a centre in Norwich to warn of the “national emergency” facing children’s services. Norfolk’s children and families are at the sharp end of the emergency following the Tory-run council’s decision to shut 46 of […]