Police and justice committee adds voice to George Floyd protests

UNISON group says the killing in the US – and its aftermath – shows that the fight against racism must be redoubled UNISON’s police and justice executive committee has today joined those condemning the killing by police of George Floyd in the US. In a statement, the committee said: “We call for those responsible to […]

Academy chain failing to protect staff and pupils, say unions

UNISON and GMB make formal complaint about David Ross Education Trust to Health and Safety Executive National academy chain the David Ross Education Trust has failed to consult staff properly on Covid-19 risk planning ahead of a wider reopening of its schools, say UNISON and GMB today (Tuesday). The unions have made a formal complaint […]

Ministers mustn’t forget important workers delivering essential services

The government must do more to help thousands of “hidden workers” who are being put under extra pressure or are seeing their health put at risk as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Alongside the frontline health and care staff, there are people around the UK keeping essential services going, who […]

UNISON Power E.ON Member Bulletin

Site Safety Although Eon are not looking to get everyone back into the various sites and offices immediately, it is important planning takes place to ensure workplaces are as safe as possible for when employees start to return. These preparations are currently taking place, and UNISON health and safety representatives have been visiting sites along […]

Joint union letters issued to all headteachers, MAT CEOs and Local Authorities

UNISON, NEU, GMB and Unite have sent joint letters centrally to all headteachers, MAT CEOs and Local Authorities in England. The purpose of the letters is to show understanding for the predicament they have been put in by the government and to urge them to work with us to only increase pupil numbers when it […]

A fresh attempt to rescue 98 care jobs in crisis hit care homes across Leicestershire has been launched by UNISON

UNISON has been campaigning against cuts proposed by Leicestershire County Care Ltd that would hit the wages and conditions of employment of 98 staff employed in the 13 former council care homes across Leicestershire. Plans to cut pay of some care workers by 30% together with reductions to holiday, sick pay and maternity benefits were […]

17 May marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

The day provides an opportunity to reflect on progress that has been made on the advancement of LGBT+ rights in the UK, but also to draw attention to injustices that many still face in their workplaces and society for identifying as LGBT+. IDAHOBIT marks the anniversary of the declassification of homosexuality as a mental illness […]

Support Staff Mustn’t Be Exploited By Schools Reopening

UNISON Head of Education says beginning of June reopening is unrealistic as safety tests not met Responding to new Department for Education (DFE) guidance on the reopening of primary schools and nurseries and to meetings held on Friday 15 May between unions, officials and government scientists on the risk of Coronavirus transmission by children, UNISON head […]

UNISON East Midlands goes global for International Nurses Day

Three of the world’s largest nursing unions came together on Tuesday 12 May 2020 at UNISON East Midlands’ invitation to acknowledge International Nurses Day and the incredible contribution made by nurses to society.  Our online audience heard how trade unions across the world were tackling the current challenges.  The 3 Co-Presidents of National Nurses United, America’s largest union, Jean Ross RN, Zenei Cortez RN and Deborah […]

On International Nurses Day We Say #ThankYou

On #InternationalNursesDay everyone across UNISON East Midlands wants to say #ThankYou for all the amazing work that Nurses, Midwives, Nursing Associates and Student Nurses are doing day in, day out. Thank You #InternationalNursesDay2020 #IND2020 Coronavirus, find out what your rights at work are.