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 […]

Lib Dems join Labour in supporting Burman House

Norfolk’s Liberal Democrat Councillors have confirmed they oppose the closure of Burman House. Councillor Brian Watkins, Lib Dem spokesperson for the Adult Social Care Committee said ” It is a good home and well run and the residents are settled and happy there” Brian also asked “why are they even thinking of such an option?” […]

MP’s concerns to UNISON about closing Burnham House

Burman House – Local MP Responds UNISON have raised the closure of Burman House with local MP Elizabeth Truss. Her response is as follows; “I am extremely concerned to read about the closure of Burman House. I have raised a number of points with the Managing Director of Norsecare. I have asked Norsecare to outline […]

Save Burman House Residential Care Home – WHY?

At a time of shocking reports of care in some care homes Burman House has been rated “Good” for the last two CQC Inspections. Why close it? Burman House provides a safe and loving home for 27 vulnerable elderly people. Why put them through the trauma of uncertainty and a forced move? Norsecare who run […]

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 […]