Children’s Centres to be butchered?

UNISON opposes the proposals from Norfolk County Council to close 46 of the 53 Children’s Centres. This proposal arises from a decision to cut the budget from £10m to £5m/annum made in February 2018. That proposal made no mention of centre closures. UNISON have long raised concerns about NCC setting budgets promising savings but with […]

NorseCare Terms and Conditions Changes Confirmed

Ballot Outcome Thanks again for voting on the revised proposals. The results are as follows regarding the changes to; Overtime Threshold…… … For 110 v Against 14 Concessionary Day…….……For 117 v Against 8 Sickness Pay………………..…..For 121 v Against 4 Maternity Pay, return to work….For 118 v Against 7 Whilst we would want to come up […]

Highways Commercialisation Project

If you work for NCC Highways, you need to read our flyer regarding the proposed transfer of Highways Services to NORSE. Highways Commercialisation Project If you require more information contact Jonathan Dunning, Branch Secretary. Email:  

UNISON members in Norfolk show how BREXIT will affect them and public services

The government is playing Jenga with my future and if they pull the piece I could become illegal in this country overnight International workers in the Norfolk County branch have made a short film telling the story of their fears and apprehensions following the UK’s vote to leave the EU. A branch steward, an EU […]

Feeding Fat Cats – the government wants to penalise the innocent

The government has recently introduced the civil liability bill into parliament which will deny access to justice to hundreds of thousands of people injured at work or on the roads every year.         By Henrietta Phillips, Thompsons Solicitors Currently, anyone who is injured in a workplace accident or on the road can claim […]


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 – Consultative ballot result

The result for the Consultative Pay Ballot for the 2018/20 pay offer in UNISON Norfolk County Branch was as follows… Eligible members to vote                                                           4624 Number of members voting to REJECT the pay offer                 441 Number of members voting to ACCEPT the pay offer                515 Spoilt ballot papers                                                                          0 As you can see our members voted […]

Pay up Now – Consultative Ballot starts

All members covered by the NJC Pay Offer for local government and schools UNISON is now running a Consultative Ballot on whether to accept or reject the employers 2 year pay offer. Members will be consulted electronically using SurveyGizmo during the next two weeks. Members without Email will be consulted by postal ballot and will receive […]

NJC Committee recommends REJECTING schools and council pay offer

For council and school workers 24 January 2018 PAY UP NOW Bulletin Issue Number 02 NJC COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS MEMBERS REJECT LOCAL GOVERNMENT PAY OFFER UNISON’s National Joint Council Committee met yesterday to consider the NJC pay offer for council and school support staff. In a close vote, the NJC Committee decided to recommend that members REJECT […]

Councillors’ allowances up 11% – Letter to the Editor

Dear UNISON member – Like you I share a sense of outrage over the decision confirmed on 9 January to increase Councillors’ allowances by 11% in a time of severe cutbacks and repeated below inflation pay increases for school and council employees. See a copy of my, as yet unpublished letter to the EDP Editor in response to […]