UNISON in E.ON Furlough Update

Since the government furlough scheme was introduced back in March, E.ON has topped up wages for all affected employees to 100%. The company have committed to top up wages to 100% throughout July, but will revert to the government scheme from 1st August. This means furloughed employees will only be paid 80% of their wages from […]

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise

Public want health pay rise straight away

Staffing, safety and vulnerable children must be priority for schools’ return

Responding to plans published today (Thursday) by the government for the full return of schools from September, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “Everyone wants all children to return to the classroom as soon as possible. There are still issues, though, around staffing and safety. “Test and trace must get a whole lot better for social […]

East Midlands Gas (Southern) Branch Update

The Branch has now held two stewards’ meetings following the company’s announcement of some 5,000 redundancies and they are signalling that they want to change terms and conditions of employment. In addition to which the Branch has been represented at the British Gas sector committee meetings. The union will be undertaking a significant amount of […]

Nottingham needs strong confident leadership not a retreat into submission

500 staff are being invited to leave the Council with a payoff as senior leaders decide to downsize in response to Covid-19 challenges

British Gas Member Survey Result

Please see below newsletter for latest update from UNISON members working in British Gas British Gas Newsletter 01/07/2020

Together, let’s thank all our key workers

UNISON has become a partner in the /together coalition, which this weekend will unite the country to celebrate the NHS’ birthday and commemorate all those who have died from the coronavirus.

Racism in the Workplace

The uncomfortable conversation that needs to be had

Pride Month 2020 – UNISON LGBT+ East Midlands

June is Pride Month: a celebration that commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, when members of New York’s LGBT+ community fought back against homophobic policing. This historically significant event sparked the international LGBT+ rights movement that has achieved so much over the last 50 years. Whilst large gatherings are not possible at present, Pride should still […]

Sacking of Leicestershire care home staff is ‘disgraceful’

A company that runs 13 former council residential care homes for the elderly across Leicestershire has today sacked 100 care workers following a dispute over pay and conditions. The staff axed by Leicestershire County Care Ltd (LCCL) are all former council staff that transferred to a new employer when the homes were privatised. They had been facing cuts such as the removal of pay supplements for night work; work at weekends […]