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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...

Back to School – Stay Safe

The government is pressing ahead with full reopening of schools in England  and whilst we all want pupils back in classrooms and learning together UNISON wants it to happen safely. We firmly believe that the Department for Education’s guidance on schools...

A message for members in schools

CARE PACKAGES COMING TO A SCHOOL NEAR YOU! UNISON are coming to a school near you to deliver care packages in September. These will include necessities such as stationary, hand sanitiser and also some goodies to say thank you and share with your colleagues! These will...
Reach South have a ReThink

Reach South have a ReThink

Representations from Plymouth in UNISON and other unions have led to the jobs of schools staff in Stonehouse and Plymstock being saved, at least for now Plans at Goosewell have been shelved until at least next year including those to cut wrap around care, and while...