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 […]

Suicide rate in St Helens is the highest in England

Figures released in September 2018 by the Office of National Statistics revealed the Borough has the highest suicide rate in England and Wales based on suicides per 100,000 population. The figures show that between 2015 and 2017 St Helens had a suicide rate of 17.9 per 100.000, more than 80% higher than the 9.6 per […]

Domestic abuse…what we know

Domestic Abuse is any type of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between people who are, or who have been in a relationship, regardless of age, gender or sexuality. It can include physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial abuse. Domestic abuse is both a widespread issue and a hidden crime as many people do […]