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NJC Pay Claim 2024 for Council & Schools

The UNISON NJC Committee met on 13 November 2023 to consider the contents of the NJC pay claim for 2023, as well as the process for consulting members. The Committee launched a short consultation of regions on its proposed headline claims.  Having received wide endorsement of those proposals, The Committee is now asking branches to […]

Equal Pay FAQ’s – Latest

What if I haven’t already completed a Case Form? It is still possible to be part of the current equal pay claim if you submit a Case Form by 28 November 2023. If you are not a member you can still be part of the claim but you must join by 28 November 2023 and […]

Important Equal Pay Update – It’s not too late to claim!

Equal Pay – it’s not too late to be part of the claim! UNISON communicated with you recently in respect of a potential equal pay claim. There was a tight deadline to meet in order for the claim to be protected. This claim has now been protected and it is possible to add further names […]

Additional Information Requested For Potential Equal Pay Claims

If you have recently filled in the streamlined Case Form indicating that you wished to be part of a collective equal pay case, in order to progress your case, we now need some further information. This includes the following: Your terms and conditions i.e. your Contract of Employment, that you should have received when you […]

Women’s Issues in UNISON

The Branch is looking for a Women’s Officer? Are you interested in Women’s Rights?  Did you know that 78% of the Branch’s members are women? Women’s Officer Electing a branch women’s officer (BWO) offers the opportunity to bring about important changes for women in the workplace. UNISON can provide training for the role, and the […]

UNISON’s Financial Wellbeing Week – FREE Events

The cost of living crisis is still here and the potentially pricey festive period is looming whether it be Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid you’ll be celebrating (or simply wanting to ring the new year in, in style), managing our personal finances is even more important now than ever. UNISON’s Financial wellbeing week is offering five days […]

FREE Distance Learning Course – Understanding Public Sector Pensions

This FREE Course is open to ALL UNISON Members and begins on 6 November 2023 and is fully accredited. This course aims to help you: Understand different types of pension schemes Understand state and occupational pension schemes Understand your own pension scheme Understand how to improve your pension Answer your pension questions The course has […]

Equal Pay FAQ’s

What is an Equal Pay claim? Broadly, the law says that that a woman is entitled to be paid the same as a man (and vice versa) in the same employment doing equal work unless the employer can point to a genuine material explanation for the difference which is not based on sex. Equal pay […]

URGENT Action Required – UNISON Equal Pay

UNISON has been at the forefront of equal pay claims up and down the country over decades, with members receiving £millions in compensation.  UNISON takes the matter of Equal Pay extremely seriously and have relentlessly led on campaigns, pursuing employers and exposing discriminatory pay practices. UNISON has made our position very clear to your employer, […]

Update on Council & School Staff Pay Ballot

The ballot of council and school members covered by the NJC in England and Wales, on the pay offer for 2023, closed on 4 July. As this was a ballot of 345,000 members in more than 4,300 employers, the process of getting results out has been a complicated one, and we want to thank you […]