Unions call for a ’substantial’ pay rise for council and school workers Three local government unions have today (Monday) submitted a pay claim for 2021/22, which they say begins to redress a decade of cuts and recognises the key role played in the pandemic by school and council staff. They want to see a ‘substantial’ pay increase from this April with […]
UNISON Northern has revolutionised its delivery of New Steward training in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. New UNISON Stewards can work through the training materials on computer while at home or in the office. Support is only a phone call away via our Regional Organising Staff and further support is available in plenary video-conferencing sessions […]
UNISON North East Ambulance branch wins new uniforms for North East Ambulance staff. Paramedics, Patient Transport Service crews, Ambulance Care Assistants, Technicians and Advanced Practitioners – all of our members in these job are required to be outside in bad weather. Following contact from members raising concerns that uniforms for front line staff were not […]
If the vaccine programme is to work properly and maximum take-up across the social care secured, individuals should be encouraged, not intimidated, into receiving a jab.
Some have experienced suicidal thoughts, suffered PTSD symptoms and panic attacks, felt helpless when supporting patients – or quit their jobs altogether.
The government mustn’t squander the time between now and early March to improve the safety of schools
Statistics show that death rates continue to be highest among those who deliver the most hands-on care.
Estimates put 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of teaching assistants and other staff are working on-site in open settings in the current lockdown
A pay rise would provide reassurance and comfort to staff and help them feel more valued, the survey shows.
Today the Nursing and Midwifery Council has announced the decision to allow final year nursing students again to work for the NHS during the pandemic.