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 […]

Join our 2021 AGM

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, 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, but it will allow everyone attending to remain safe in your own homes. If you would like to attend, simply express your interest by completing the form […]

UNISON courses for members

Please find below links to courses being run by UNISON between January and March 2021. They are split into 2 categories, those for school members and those for all members. Please use the appropriate link below to find out more about the courses on offer.   All Member Course Newsletter.   School Member Courses Newsletter […]

2021 Nomination form

Keeping our schools safe – assistance with risk assessments

UNISON in Schools – Keeping our Schools Safe – Assistance with Risk Assessments Tuesday 26th January from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm or Saturday 30th January from 10:30 am to 11:30 am The North West Schools Forum have organised, in conjunction with the Hazards Movement, an update on Schools Safety.  This important update will deal […]

Health and safety responsibilities owed by school employers

COVID-19 is having a immense impact on all our working lives. UNISON plays a vital role in keeping workplaces safer, and keeping members informed of their rights. Schools have legal responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of all employees and to ensure […]

Finding ways to cope with the lockdown?

Whether that involves pans, a glass and a ping pong ball (todays news); shared virtual dancing; Tik Tok videoing, or if you have set up your own social network to keep in touch with family, friends, colleagues or neighbours, we would like you to share your activities with us. Next month we are holding virtual […]