Search Posts tagged local governemnt

Give councils and schools the cash to fund a decent pay rise and protect services

The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

New offer that could settle Derby dispute to be put to school support staff, says UNISON

Strike action by Derby school support staff is to be suspended following a new offer from the city council, UNISON has announced today (Friday). UNISON will now recommend that its members across the city’s schools accept the offer. That offer will now be put to staff, and if they vote to accept the deal, the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Living Wage New Year Resolution for Hartlepool UNISON Members

Hartlepool LG UNISON Branch made Christmas a little brighter for five of its low-paid members by successfully claiming a total of over £5,000 from their employer. Since April 2016, the UNISON members, who work for a Hartlepool care provider, were paid a ‘sleep-in’ rate under that of the National Living Wage (£7.20 per hour). Negotiating […]

Article, News on the UNISON Northern site.

Derby school support staff step up strikes as city council drags its feet, says UNISON

School support staff in Derby are to take all out strike action for five days starting next Monday (27 February) as the latest talks with the city council fail to reach an agreement, says UNISON. Next week is on top of the two days of action taking place this week (today and tomorrow), during which […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Chancellor should use £2.4bn in unallocated business rates to ease the care funding crisis, says UNISON

The government could ease the social care crisis by handing councils back billions in surplus cash raised from business rates, says a report published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The government expects to receive a £2.4bn windfall from business taxes next year, and for the two subsequent years. This is because it now receives more in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

New report shows devastating impact of council cuts

Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Court of Appeal pay victory for Nottingham City Council employees

Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny several hundred of its employees the right to incremental pay increases with effect from April 2011, says a judgment handed down at the Court of Appeal. The local authority workers, backed by their union UNISON, successfully challenged the Council’s 2011 decision to stop them receiving pay rises as […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

LGA survey shows social workers are struggling to cope

The government must give councils the cash they need to recruit more child protection staff and keep all children safe

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

One in 10 council workers paid below the living wage, says UNISON​

One in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage, according to an analysis from UNISON released today (Friday). Ahead of the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage week, UNISON is calling on the government to fund councils so they can become living wage employers. If it did, it […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON responds to TUC analysis saying insecure work up by a quarter since 2011

Responding to TUC analysis published today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Homecare workers are under severe pressure to provide top-notch – and often intimate – care, while building vital personal relationships with the people they care for. “But with many on zero-hours contracts, it makes it a lot likelier they won’t be regularly caring for the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to school support staff could leave vulnerable children in the South East at risk

School support staff regularly go home worried about pupils’ welfare, safety and emotional state after discussing issues such as grooming, gangs, domestic violence, bullying, loneliness, and sexual abuse with them, according to a survey released by UNISON today (Friday). The research suggests that across the South East 23% of school support staff involved in children’s […]

News on the UNISON South East site.

Hartlepool signs up to UNISON’s ethical care charter

Hartlepool Borough Council has become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter. Council leaders joined UNISON Northern regional secretary Clare Williams to formally sign the charter on Friday. This means the Council has committed itself to working with the town’s care companies to help them replace zero-hours contracts with guaranteed […]

News on the UNISON Northern site.

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON

Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON wins legal pay out for 5,000 low-paid women in schools and nurseries in Greenwich

This is a victory for all low-paid women working in the public sector

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

What you need to know about government housing plans (England)

Plans to abolish ‘no-fault’ evictions are welcome, says union, but more needs to be done for private tenants

Article on the UNISON National site.