Leicester’s workplace parking levy scrapped following UNISON campaign

The controversial Workplace Parking Levy, which planned to charge working people £550 a year to park their car, has been scrapped thanks to pressure from UNISON and the city’s other trade unions. Leicester City Council claimed the money raised from the scheme would go towards improving public transport across but was going to take eight […]

West Gate School

Leicester academy plans scrapped

UNISON has welcomed a decision by the Department for Education to drop plans to turn Leicester’s West Gate School into an academy. West Gate has 180 pupils, aged 4 to 19, with a range of learning needs. Pupils have moderate to severe learning difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, multiple learning difficulties and highly complex needs. In November 2018 […]

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 […]