UNISON challenges government’s claim that education staff don’t need PPE

Union raises strong concerns with Department for Education’s latest guidance UNISON has written to the Department for Education, after its updated guidance on social distancing in education settings said that education staff do not require personal protective equipment (PPE). While the union understands that the risks in schools are different to those in hospitals, it is […]

There for all our members in this current time

A message for Branch Secretaries Dear Branch Secretary   There for You is UNISON’s welfare charity that helps members who experience hard times. In the current coronavirus crisis, that’s pretty much everyone. There for You is helping more and more members who find that their limited income has been hit by the crisis:- ·  Some are […]

University agrees pay for zero-hours staff

Union pressure at City, University of London, helps protect incomes of outsourced catering staff UNISON has welcomed a move by City University – part of the University of London – instructing contracting-out firm Sodexo to pay catering staff on zero hours contracts while City’s campuses are closed for the weeks they would normally have expected […]

Show support for amazing NHS staff risking their lives on front line, says UNISON

Everyone across the country is being urged to join a mass round of applause later today (Thursday) for NHS and care staff in a campaign backed by UNISON.   UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Clap for Our Carers initiative is a chance to thank all employees who are working around the clock to treat people affected […]