Update term time claim – January 2020

  Last week, UNISON’s National Education Officer and Legal Officers, together with the Regional Lead Officer for Education gave a presentation on the legal and practical issues involved in running term time cases. The St Helens term time claim was discussed in depth and the next steps in utilising the full force of the legal […]

Term-time update November 2019

UNISON has always argued that holiday entitlement for term-time workers suffers from a lack of legal clarity. This is because they are required to work during term-time weeks for about 39 weeks, and are required to take their holiday entitlement, which they are paid for, only during school closure. Term-timers are in continuous employment, unable […]

Term-time grievance urgent action required

If you work term-time only and you are a UNISON member, this affects you! UNISON’s legal team have advised the branch that members who work term-time only and are paid through St Helens Council will need to fill in a UNISON legal case form. The case forms are available from the branch office. The deadline […]

Landmark UNISON case confirms minimum annual leave for all workers

This includes Cleaners, Administrators, Secretaries, Caretakers, School Meal providers, Teaching Assistants and others… UNISON has secured a victory at the Court of Appeal affecting hundreds of thousands of employees working part-time and irregular hours or patterns. (6 August 2019) Harpur Trust v Brazel & UNISON clarifies the legal position ensuring all workers are entitled to […]

UNISON members working term-time only

For UNISON members working Term-time only.