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NHS Test and Trace app – use in schools A small number of schools have told staff to turn the NHS app off the whole time when they are in schools. This is wrong – Department for Education guidance is clear: pausing contact tracing in schools is only recommended in 3...
2021/22 NJC pay claim: branch consultation

2021/22 NJC pay claim: branch consultation

The UNISON NJC Committee met on 5 October 2020 to consider the contents of the NJC pay claim for 2021/22, as well as the process for consulting members The 2020 pay settlement For NJC 2020, we submitted a pay claim of 10%. The Employers initially offered 2%, and after...

UNISON National Schools Committee Statement – 2 November 2020

Following the government announcement that in England schools and nurseries will remain open during the forthcoming lockdown, UNISON’s National Schools Committee met on Monday 2 November and agreed the following statement: UNISON’s National Schools Committee wants the...

The £95k Exit Pay Cap and its effect on your Pensions

UPDATE Late on 14 October 2020, the legislation to implement the £95k cap on exit payments in the public sector was signed into law, meaning the new cap will come into force on 4 November 2020. This is an unjustified and unfair attack on public sector workers, and...

CSW Group Ltd

CSW Group Ltd In August 2020 Plymouth in Unison posted a briefing to members concerning a redundancy procedure taking place at Careers South West Group Ltd, a careers advice service in Devon and Cornwall owned by a number of local authorities (‘CSW’). In that post we...

To PPE or not PPE

Unison have had a few queries about PPE and face coverings in the workplace, particularly schools where local rules are being devised not only for what you must wear but also what you may and may not wear. To be clear PPE will always be compulsorily and never optional...