Closure of Ashgate Nursery School a foregone conclusion

Plans by Derby City Council to close Ashgate Nursery School could be one step closer to becoming a reality this Wednesday, as councillors get their say. An overwhelming number of residents and families voiced their opposition to the council’s proposals during the 7-week consultation period. Over 91% of respondents strongly opposed Ashgate’s planned closure in […]

Derby City Council have spent £1.5 million refusing to settle equal pay claim

A recent Freedom of Information Request (FOI) has revealed that Derby City Council has spent £1,575,967 in legal fees defending itself against approximately 200 mostly female workers who claim they were paid less than men. Whilst most local authorities have agreed memorandums with UNISON to save costs and settle en-masse, Derby City Council have now […]

East Midlands devolution deal is crumbs off a rich man’s table

In response to the government’s announcement that Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and their cities will be united under an elected mayor, UNISON East Midlands are concerned that the region has been short changed. The £1.14bn deal over 30 years, or £38m per year, amounts to £516 per head for the 2.207m residents living within in the combined […]

Money meant for Derby carers hasn’t reached everyone’s pockets

Care home workers in Derby who were promised a one-off payment of £500 have been left disappointed after the council excluded staff who fell ill at any time from December 2021 to March 2022. The money was made available by the NHS and should have been paid out by Derby City Council as a way […]

Derby City Council Redeploy Staff to Help With COVID-19 Response

Derby City Council have over 150 colleagues working in other roles across the authority – providing vital resource to our key services.  A great example of this, is staff from Traffic & Transportation, who have been redeployed to help with various tasks at the first medical triage ‘hot hub’ that opened at the University of Derby on Monday (20 April).  One […]