Social worker newsletter – November 2021

Councils across UK required to take unaccompanied children. National transfer scheme made temporarily mandatory to end use of hotels for asylum-seeking children arriving in Kent. Councils across the UK will be required to take unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to end the use of hotels for those arriving in Kent. The Home Office said today that it would […]

NJC pay ballot – schools support staff meeting

UNISON North West will be holding an NJC Pay Ballot meeting for all Schools Support Staff on Thursday 25th November 2021 at 5.30 pm via Zoom (link below).   The agenda is as follows: Cath Baggaley (Chair of the North West Schools Committee & National Representative) will make introductions and Chair the meeting Linda Boyer […]

Community newsletter – November 2021

Enough is enough From December 1 to January 14, UNISON is balloting its local government members, asking if they are willing to go on strike to improve their pay.  Why?   After years of declining pay, council and school workers have had enough. Youth workers, care workers, refuse collectors, social workers, teaching assistants, community workers, […]

Nominate your own star – and win a prize

  It’s almost time to celebrate the Stars in Our Schools – and for you to nominate your stars! Even better, if your nominee wins, you’ll both win a £25 M&S voucher! Nominate those special school staff here

11 things you need to know about council and school pay

Inflation is up, but council and school staff will see their pay fall in real terms. If you work in in a council or school, your voting papers will be mailed to you in December, along with a freepost envelope, so find out why you need to vote for action on pay.   Find out […]

Join UNISON today

Join UNISON today – Membership is your Essential Cover at Work! The last 18 months have been tough year for everyone, and the year ahead promises further hard times for everyone with jobs continuing to be squeezed meaning increased workloads for those left. When times get tough – you need the help and support of […]

School support staff meeting – 11 October 2021

UNISON North West are holding a Schools Support Staff Meeting on Monday 11th October 2021 at 6 pm which will last approximately 1 hour. Cath Baggaley (Chair of the North West Schools Committee) will introduce the following by welcoming members to a forum in which we provide updates and guidance on the following topics: COVID […]

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 […]