NJC consultative ballot

You should now have received a link to our consultative ballot, asking you to vote on whether to accept or reject the proposed 2021/22 NJC pay award. Please use your vote, as this will allow you to express your feelings on the proposed award and for the branch to pass on those feelings to our […]

Term time only claim – update

Please find below a quick update on the Term Time Only Pay Claim. The claim is currently on hold pending a Supreme Court decision on the original Brazel case. This hearing is scheduled to take place on the 9th November 2021, but a decision is unlikely to be received until at least Spring 2022. In […]

NJC pay rally/webinar

UNISON will be hosting another online pay rally/webinar on Thursday 16 September commencing at 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The NJC Pay Webinar will be held on Zoom and will be simultaneously streamed live onto Facebook. You can choose to join the webinar on Zoom or to watch it on Facebook.  To participate in the webinar on […]

Guidance on mandatory vaccination of care home staff

UNISON North West will be holding an online meeting on Wednesday 22 September, at 6:00 pm, to discuss the introduction of mandatory vaccinations within residential social care. You can find further details at the bottom of this article. From 11th November 2021, unless exempt, all individuals entering CQC-registered care homes in England will have to […]

Save our services

This week as part of our ongoing Save our Services campaign, UNISON has launched a range of important information concerning council spending and budgets. UNISON has carried out research that shows that the collective funding shortfall faced by all councils (including districts and boroughs) across England, Cymru/Wales and Scotland for the financial year 2022/23 is […]

NJC Pay Offer open webinar

  UNISON are hosting a webinar to explain, and brief you, on the on-going process around the 2021/22 NJC pay offer. The webinar will take place on Tuesday 7 September 2021 between 12.30 and 1.30. There is no need to register for the event, you can join by just clicking on the link below. If, […]

Support for members and loved ones affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Recognising the toll the pandemic has had on UNISON members, your legalservice offers free advice and support if you or a loved one have been exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19) in the workplace. We want to hear from members who have become ill but also, so UNISON can work out where exposure has occurred and how […]

Free legal support for you and your family

As a member of UNISON, you and your family have access to specialist legal advice and representation from the UK’s leading trade union law firm. Thompsons Solicitors has been here for you throughout the pandemic and we are here for you as normal life begins to resume. Last year, Thompsons secured more than £7.3 million in compensation […]

Mandatory vaccination guidance

Yesterday, the Government finally published guidance in relation to the mandatory vaccination of staff working in CQC-registered care homes. In response, UNISON has published our own guidance and advice. It’s worth noting, that this applies not just to care home workers but to anyone required to visit care homes through their employment (unless exempted as […]

NJC Committee agrees to consult members – and asks them to reject the 1.75% offer

On 27 July the Employers’ Side of the National Joint Council (NJC) wrote to the unions with a final pay offer for 2021. From 1 April 2021, they are offering:  An increase of 2.75% for those on pay point 1  An increase of 1.75% for everyone else Completion of the outstanding work of the joint […]