NJC Pay 2024 – employers offer

The joint trade unions have received a pay offer from the NJC Employers’ Side. The offer letter is attached, and the key points are: Full and final offer £1290 on all pay points from 1st April That’s equivalent to 5.77% on point 2 and 2.5% on point 43 2.5% on all pay points above 43 […]

Violence at work survey

UNISON are launching a schools-specific plan to end violence and abuse at work and members are invited to participate in our Violence at Work survey. Our members’ input is invaluable in helping us to understand the prevalence and nature of workplace violence and harassment. By completing this survey, you will contribute to shaping UNISON campaigns […]


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Deadline approaching: Register to vote now

To vote in person in the 2 May elections for local councils, mayors in London and other combined authorities, and police and crime commissioners, you must be registered by 11:59pm on Tuesday 16 April.   Find out more  

JNC for Youth and Community Workers Pay Claim 2024/25

UNISON’s Youth and Community Workers’ Committee is now in a position to consult members on the contents of the Youth and Community Workers JNC pay claim for 2024/25. We are therefore consulting with affected members on the proposed draft headlines for your pay claim. Members’ views will be collated and fed into the JNC (Pink […]

Do you claim Tax Credits?

If you are claiming tax credits you may receive a universal credit migration notice during February or March. If you do receive a notice, then you should contact either your local citizen’s advice bureau or job centre for support during the transition period. A guide to Universal Credit migration can be found using the link […]

School news – January 2024

Class and lesson cover survey for support staff (England and Wales) UNISON is conducting a survey of support staff in England and Wales to find out how much cover teaching assistants and cover supervisors are being asked to do, and how it is impacting them and the schools they work in.UNISON will share the findings from the […]

Save our council services

Local authorities keep our communities together and protect the most vulnerable, providing a range of services that make a real difference to us all, whatever stage of our lives. Yet as more news stories tell of councils experiencing major financial difficulty, the local services that you work so hard to deliver continue to face devastating funding cuts. […]

Election Support

St Helens Council are looking for people who will be able to support them on a sessional, one-off basis to work in delivering the elections on Thursday 2 May 2024 for the Police and Crime Commissioner and Combined Authority Mayoral Elections. The following roles are available: Poll Clerk – You will be required to work at any […]

Welfare: Winter fuel grants launch

Applications for £200 winter fuel grants from There for You open on Wednesday 24 January, at 8.30am and 5pm. The fund is limited and extremely popular, so please check whether you are eligible using the links below. Eligibility criteria