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Annual General Meeting: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 24th March 2021 12.30pm – 2pm Our 2021 Branch AGM is being held online on Wednesday 24th March 2021, 12.30pm-2pm via zoom. If you are a member and wish to participate in the meeting you can register to do so by emailing your name, UNISON membership number and email address to […]

For the URGENT Attention of School and Nursery Staff

Please see below the advice, and most importantly model letter UNISON has produced regarding the reopening of schools after the Christmas break. Please accept our apologies for not getting this information to you sooner. Unfortunately due to the number of contractors and different job roles support staff undertake, the legal advice is more complex than […]

Update: UNISON Members in Schools and Nurseries

Please see below UNISON’s response to the new lockdown. Please see the press release here… Jon Richard, UNISON’s National Secretary for Education and Local Government has also spoken to senior Labour Party politicians to make our policy clear. In addition UNISON is working with likeminded trade union colleagues in Sheffield to coordinate a local response. […]

Disability Live! Report by UNISON National Disabled Members’ Committee 2020

When we met in Brighton in November last year for UNISON’s 2019 National Disabled Members Conference we had no idea what was to come in 2020. Download the Interim report of the work of UNISON’s National Disabled Members’ Committee 2020 In January we watched with increasing worry as the coronavirus spread in China. For disabled […]

UNISON update – August 2020

National Pay Deal Accepted On a higher than usual turnout, UNISON members employed in local government and employers covered by the NJC negotiating body, voted by 2 to 1 to accept the employers’ pay offer of 2.75% for 2020/21. Consequently, the NJC Committee agreed to accept the offer, whilst noting that it fell far short […]

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Wider Opening of Schools from 15th June

UNISON is extremely disappointed that Sheffield City Council has now said it’s schools can open more widely from 15th June. UNISON doesn’t believe that the track, trace and isolate (TTI)  system the council said would need to be in place before schools opened more widely, has been in place long enough to be proven effective. […]

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Schools opening

UNISON is pleased to announce that Sheffield City Council is instructing its maintained schools not to open on 1st June as it isn’t yet safe to do so. While the council can’t force academies to follow the same instruction, they are strongly advising they do. UNISON has tirelessly lobbied the council, in addition to campaigning more widely, for […]