NJC Pay Offer 2022

NJC PAY OFFER 2022/23 – MEMBER CONSULTATION UNISON will consult their members on whether to accept or reject the NJC 2022/23 pay offer of £1925. That’s the result of last week’s NJC committee meeting where North-West Branches voted 17 to 10 to reach out and get the views of the membership. The consultation is scheduled […]

We’re Worth More

UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA STAFF – VOTE YES IN THE UPCOMING HE PAY BALLOT UNIVERSITY OF CUMBRIA STAFF – VOTE YES IN THE UPCOMING HE PAY BALLOT Imagine watching the sun set over the countryside with a cold cider in your hand or feeling the hot sand squeeze between your toes as you walk along a […]

We Need More – NJC 2022

Times are tough, but you’re always better off in a union. UNISON, as part of the trade union side of the NJC for local government services along with Unite and GMB, have submitted their 2022/23 pay claim. The joint unions are looking to secure a raise of £2,000 or the current rate of RPI – […]

Local Government Reorganisation

LGR Latest These are uncertain times for local government workers in Cumbria. The disbanding of Cumbria County Council and the District councils to create two distinct Unitary authorities – Cumberland covering the north and west of the county and Westmorland and Furness covering the south and east – has left many council workers like you […]

Cumbria Demands Better

Everything’s going up but our wages. Government is doing nothing
while living standards plummet, companies like P&O unashamedly
break employment laws and our public services run on empty. Working
people across Cumbria have had enough.
Join union leaders, workers and the community to hear about the
movement’s latest campaigns and discuss how we come together to
fight the cost-of-living crisis.

Coronavirus Q&A’s

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are Important update: New government guidance released on 23 March advises that everyone should stay at home and only go to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home. For key workers who cannot work from home, issues and risks will vary […]

UNISON’s Award Winning Legal Team

UNISON is proud to have an award winning legal team fighting for our Members and are proud that our Legal Officer, Shantha David has been named one of the Lawyer Hot 100 Lawyers of the Year 2020. The Lawyer Hot 100 recognises the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the […]

Zero Hours Doesn’t Mean Zero Rights

Zero hours doesn’t mean zero rights – that’s the message from Britain’s biggest Trade Union to Cumbrian workers. With increasing numbers of staff in our care homes, hospitals and social care facing a casualisation of hours after almost a decade of cuts, public service union UNISON are calling on ‘as and when’ workers to get […]

Lone Working – A Guide For UNISON Members

Lone working can be dangerous and employers need to take precautions to protect their workers, with 66% of isolated workers reporting that they had experienced violence and aggression from the public. The shocking figure came at UNISON’s biennial health and safety seminar earlier this week, when Saskia Garnier of the Suzy Lamplugh Trust delivered a […]

Would you like to be part of UNISON’s team?

Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and essential utilities. Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs. The North West Region is currently recruiting 2 Local Fighting Fund Organiser’s to work with our […]