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Striking school workers in Leicester win above average pay rise

After more than 40 days of industrial action, support staff at a Leicester special school have emerged victorious in their fight for fair pay. Support staff at Ash Field Academy have won a pay rise of up to 25% following a sustained campaign of strike action. Teaching assistants and school support workers will now get […]

UNISON in E.ON – Vote on the Pay Deal

After lengthy and wide-ranging meetings with the company, UNISON is pleased to announce the below pay offer: A 5.75% increase to the current salary rates and associated allowances effective from 1st January 2024. The proposed deal is a two year deal, so there’ll be a further 3.25% to base salary and associated allowances in April […]

King’s Speech shows the government is all out of ideas

Commenting on the measures outlined in the King’s Speech today (Tuesday), UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This is a government with nothing left to offer. There was little announced today that will make the slightest bit of difference to the many real and deep-seated problems the country faces. “This is a legislative programme heavy […]

Nottinghamshire County Council is the latest to face financial crisis but won’t be the last

Following yesterday’s announcement that Nottinghamshire County Council needs to plug a gap of over £60m over the next 3 financial years, the UK’s biggest trade union is calling on the Westminster government to urgently address the ‘broken’ local government funding system. UNISON, which represents local government workers delivering vital frontline services across Nottinghamshire, says Jeremy […]

Derby City branch organise ‘flood food bank’

UNISON’s Derby City branch have launched a food bank for local families impacted by Storm Babet. The heavy rainfall caused flooding across the East Midlands, including Derby, where fourteen families lost everything when their houses were submerged by the rising water. The city council said record-breaking water levels were seen in the River Derwent, which […]

Critical incident at hospitals is ‘a Halloween scare our NHS could do without’

Commenting on the news that Nottingham’s hospitals have declared a critical incident due to exceptional pressures on emergency services, UNISON East Midlands head of health Gareth Eales said: “This is a Halloween scare our NHS could do without. Hospitals across the East Midlands are creaking at the seams all year round. “The intense pressure on trusts never […]

UNISON members alongside a representative from East Midlands Probation Service sign the new charter.

Pioneering anti-racism charter is launched in East Midlands

UNISON East Midlands have launched a pioneering initiative to tackle racism with a new anti-racism charter and workplace champion programme. The Charter represents a joint commitment from UNISON and the Employer to Black workers in your workplace. It is the product of joint working between UNISON staff, activists and employers from across the East Midlands. […]

UNISON Voice – East Midlands Gas Newsletter

October’s UNISON Voice newsletter has landed! Click below to read all about Side Day Recruitment, the branch’s plans for Black History Month, and how you can bag yourself (and a friend) a £15 gift voucher! UNISON Voice October Newsletter

Derbyshire’s financial crisis is Westminster’s fault

We are calling on the Westminster government to urgently address the ‘broken’ local government funding system that has led Derbyshire County Council, like many others, to enter financial crisis. Yesterday, Derbyshire’s councillors met to agree freezes on recruitment and other so-called ‘non-essential’ spending to try and patch a £46 million hole in the budget. The […]

UNISON in British Gas pay survey

UNISON is in the process of drafting its pay claim on behalf of staff members in the Customer Experience & Sales and the Support & Function Collectives. In order to do this with your input (which is vital as this is your pay claim) we would ask that members complete this short pay survey using […]