Join us for ‘A Greener Future for West Cumbria

You are warmly invited by Climate Emergency West Cumbria and West Cumbria and North Lakes Friends of the Earth to ‘A Greener Future for West Cumbria’ on Tuesday 21 September. For our local contribution to the UK-wide Great Big Green Week, we’re holding a free event to celebrate the forthcoming COP26 climate conference. ‘A Greener […]

Education unions call for urgent action by the Department for Education to invest in ventilation measures in schools

Education unions, together with Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Daisy Cooper MP, have today [Tuesday] written to Gavin Williamson urging the government to take firm action to improve ventilation in schools to reduce further Covid disruption.

A message from Barry Gardiner – Stop Fire and Rehire

Millions of hard-working, loyal staff, have been caught by the nasty practice of fire and rehire.
Barry Gardiner’s Private Members Bill is going through Parliament and is supported by over 20 trades unions, the TUC and The Institute of Employment Rights, as well as the Labour Party.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes: operational guidance

The Government has finally published guidance in relation to the mandatory vaccination of staff working in CQC-registered care homes. In response, we have been able to publish our own union guidance and advice. Please find relevant links below:   Government Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination of people working or deployed in care  Guidance for UNISON Members: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Speak Up For Your School Consultative Ballot

UNISON’s Consultative Ballot for our Members in Schools is now open and will run until 5 March. UNISON is the biggest Union in the UK for School Support Staff with over 250,000 Members and is asking all members working in England in publicly funded schools. This includes academies, multi academy trusts, free schools, studio schools, universities, technical […]

Speak Up For Your School

Schools in Cumbria have faced real term cuts of £10.9 million since 2015 with 82% of schools being affected. The Government has agreed £400 million for little extras, for one year only and £350 million for SEND, over 2 years, but these aren’t long term.  The NHS has been given an increase of £20 billion […]