Covid Response Fund

  UNISON There for You are pleased to announce that members can once again apply online to the Covid Response Fund. By way of reminder, members who are in financial difficulties as a result of Covid could be eligible for a grant of up to £500. The online application process is straightforward however, anyone who […]

Decision to keep face coverings is the right move, says UNISON

Important measure to stop infection spread. Commenting on the government’s decision today (Tuesday 6th April) to extend the use of face coverings in secondary schools, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “It’s the right decision to continue. Ministers have sensibly listened to school staff – the people who know what it’s really like to […]

UNISON to step up campaigns on pay and social care reform

NEC agrees to ‘turn the temperature up on pay’, focus on public services in the lead up to the 6 May elections and maintain an international outlook. UNISON’s number one priority remains the support of members who have been delivering public services for over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, general secretary Christina McAnea told […]

Sleep-in judgement

The Supreme Court will announce on Friday morning whether care workers who ‘sleep in’ as part of their duties are entitled to the national minimum wage for time that is not spent performing specific activity. It is a judgement that support workers have been anticipating for months and months – and could have serious implications […]

Preparing for the return of all pupils

Please find below a link to the latest newsletter from our North West Schools Team for our school members, which we hope you find useful. UNISON North West Schools Newsletter 4 March  

Summary of the law on disability discrimination

Please find below a link to the most recent update from Thompson’s Solicitors concerning disability discrimination. Disability Discrimination Leaflet

Emergency schools meeting

  On Wednesday 3rd March at 6PM, UNISON North West are hosting a meeting of all schools members to answer any questions and to give advice around the return of all pupils to schools on Monday 8th March. As previously, the meeting will be streamed live on Facebook on the UNISON North West Facebook page. […]

School staff bulletin February 2021

This 67 page document explains the actions school leaders should take to minimise the risk of transmission of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in their school. It is guidance for leaders and staff in: – primary schools;  secondary schools (including sixth forms); special schools, special post-16 providers and alternative provision; 16 to 19 academies ; infant, junior, middle, […]

Notice of annual general meetings

  To ensure members safety during the pandemic we have taken the decision to cancel some of the meetings where social distancing would have been an issue.  We will, however, hold online meetings on the following dates and times – 22 February 2021  12.15 – 1.00 pm 24 February 2021  5.15 – 6.00 pm 25 […]

AGM 2021 – how to download and use Microsoft TEAMS.

This year’s AGM(s) will be held using Microsoft TEAMS. It is the first time the branch has undertaken our AGM in this way, and we know that some of you will not have used TEAMS before. For those of you who haven’t used TEAMS before, please follow these simple steps: To download TEAMS, use the […]