Sports & Social Events 2020

It is with regret that we need to inform you that the following trips/events have been cancelled. Liverpool Christmas Market, Sunday 22nd November 2020 Christmas Pantomime at the Alhambra Bradford, December 2020 We take the safety of our members extremely seriously and following Government guidelines/advice during the pandemic and cannot guarantee the safety of our […]

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Pre-Retirement on-line workshops

I am pleased to advise you that we are able to offer the following two Pre-Retirement On-Line Workshops to UNISON members who plan to retire over the next 6-12 months. The dates for this training are: Pre-Retirement Workshops for NHS Pension Scheme Members – 24 July 2020 https://yorks.unison.org.uk/events/pre-retirement-on-line-workshop-for-nhs-pension-scheme-members/ Pre-Retirement Workshop for LGPS Pension Scheme Members […]

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Bradford College Restructure Proposals

You can download the newsletter here… Bradford College Restructure Newsletter 2 or read full text below… As you will now be aware, Bradford College have announced that they are proposing a staffing restructure due to a decrease in expected income. As things stand, these proposals could ultimately lead to a number of redundancies which we […]

Childrens Social Workers Pay Appeal Update

UNISON has finally received confirmation of the decision of the grading panel. Following the last conference call, the grading panel met with the Team Managers to gather feedback in respect of the challenges made by the UNISON members representatives. UNISON is very pleased to say that our members have been recognised for the vital work […]

Stress Risk Assessments

Under section 2(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, employers have a duty to ‘ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, the health, safety and welfare at work of all…employees. This includes minimising the risk of stress-related illness or injury to employees and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 […]

Covid-19 latest schools advice and guidance

UNISON, GMB, Unite, NEU, NASUWT and NAHT have issued a further joint statement as affiliates of the TUC about the safe re-opening of schools. Together we are calling on the government to hold off on increasing the number of pupils in schools and nurseries in England on 1 June. We all agree we need a […]

Local Government Pay Update

Following on from our last newsletter on the current pay claim UNISON has received an update from our national office following further consideration of the employer’s final response to the 20/21 pay claim.

Furloughed Members

UNISON is acutely aware that due to the current pandemic many of our members have been or may become in the next few weeks furloughed by their employer and some members will face financial hardship as a result of this. Clearly when balancing financial commitments consideration will be given to the merits of TU membership. […]

COVID-19 testing for CBMDC employees

In response to the management of COVID-19, it is essential that key workers who are self-isolating can be tested as early as possible to establish if they can return to the work place. The test available is a PCR test, to test whether you have COVID-19 and is not an antibody test to identify if […]