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Plymouth in UNISON

Your voice in your Workplace

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We have over 4,500 members in Plymouth in UNISON, with Branch Officers, Stewards and Health & Safety Reps located throughout the city you have a strong local Branch support network ready to help you wherever and whenever you need us.

Members in Plymouth in UNISON are people working in the public services, or for private contractors providing public services. They include staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools and the voluntary sector. Employers include: Plymouth City Council, Livewell Southwest, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and City College Plymouth. We negotiate on behalf of our members for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.

UNISON is Britain’s biggest union, representing more than 1.3 million members across the UK’s public services.

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Your Views on Pay

UNISON’s NJC Committee are canvassing views on the local government employers’ pay offer of 2.75%, an increase of one day on the minimum level of annual leave (this will not affect PCC staff) and future discussions on stress and the minimum wage. The committee asked...

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Possible Tax Relief for Homeworking

With so many of you working from home since March Plymouth in UNISON raised the the issue of possible tax relief for members. The advice printed below comes from Plymouth City Council but we believe will apply to all employers If you are a tax payer, you can apply for...

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Is it safe to go back to school?

The guidance for schools has been released by government Planning guide for primary schools: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preparing-for-the-wider-opening-of-schools-from-1-june/planning-guide-for-primary-schools UNISON branch guidance is reproduced here...

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Back to School : Only when its Safe

Over the last few days there has been further speculation that the government is considering increasing the number of pupils in schools in June. UNISON, the leading union for school support staff, has been supporting members who have been continuing to work in schools...

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