UNISON local government staff accept new pay deal

UNISON Council workers have agreed to accept a 2.75% pay offer for this year. Staff in the Local Government sector voted two to one (66%) in favour of the 2020/21 pay award, which will apply to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The union’s National Joint Council Committee accepted the offer from employers, but said it fell far […]

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.