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 […]

UNISON statement regarding student paid placements

We’re aware of concerns amongst student nurses in England about funding being withdrawn for your paid placements. We have been reassured that funding will remain available to allow those who have taken up paid placements to continue until these placements are completed. Those in your final year will be supported at the end of your […]

Further Update on British Gas Annoucement

Please see below bulletin that has been sent to all members working for British Gas BGnews06iii0620 (004)

UNISON’s Campaign for Safety Reps in Schools Gets off to Flying Start

UNISON’s campaign for union safety representatives in schools has got off to a great start.  School support staff members and local UNISON contacts have begun actively finding out about the union safety rep role.  Within a couple of hours of the launch a teaching assistant in Nottingham, had come forward as a safety rep. Louisa Wass-Griffiths, UNISON […]

Further Update on British Gas Annoucement

The trade unions met with the business again today to talk through yesterday’s announcements. It was unfortunately another disappointing meeting and the business failed to give any clarity to the messages it launched yesterday. Full Statement can be found below; Full Statement

Company Announcement on Job Reduction

You will no doubt be aware by now of the company’s announcement – widely covered in the media, and through the so called Town Hall meeting conducted by Chris O’Shea the CEO – in respect of some 5,000 job losses within the company. Alongside which the company has announced its intention to look at changing […]

Statement by the UNISON East Midlands Black Member’s Self-Organised Group

We have today joined all those condemning the murder by police of innocent George Floyd in Minnesota.

British Gas Announcement

Today’s announcement by British Gas is bitterly disappointing coming as it did without prior advance notice and coming at a time when many staff have moved heaven and earth during the COVID crisis to keep serving customers and keep British Gas going. Trade Unions have been given precious little in detail other than the broader […]

NHS 72nd Birthday – Get Involved!

On 5th July it is the NHS 72nd birthday and UNISON want to take the time to celebrate all of you who have worked so hard these past few months during such difficult times, and to remember the sacrifices made by you and your colleagues. WE NEED YOU! Submit photos of you at work – […]

NJC committee to put pay offer to members

Consultation will allow branches and members to discuss the employers’ final offer – the best that can be achieved by negotiation