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 […]

Schools and Nurseries – Guidance for vulnerable employees being asked to return to work

DOWNLOAD: Guidance and template letter for vulnerable employees

Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website

Branch Office update

New Branch newsletter here… Whilst our office is closed, we are very much still working remotely on your behalf and are in daily contact with Senior Officers across Sheffield City Council and other employers where our Branch has members. The hope is to send out a regular bulletin to members to update them on current […]

UNISON calls on government to make clear how it will keep pupils, parents and staff safe  

Following last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister that he plans to increase the number of pupils allowed to attend primary schools in England on 1 June, UNISON is asking the government: how exactly are you going to keep pupils, parents and staff safe? Of course schools will need to re-open – but only when it […]

Branch Bulletin

(22 April) Dear Colleague We understand how difficult things are for everyone at the present time but please be assured we, your union, are here for you should you need help and advice.  Whilst the office is closed Officers and staff are working remotely, so if you need to contact us either email or go […]

Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

No access to Branch Office – but help still available

(Updated 25/03/2020) The UNISON Branch Office is now closed therefore telephone calls cannot be taken, however staff are working from home so if you need advice please email… Alternatively members can contact the following people directly: SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL PEOPLE Portfolio Carol Ring – – 0740 776 0594 Camilla Sherwin (Tues-Thurs) – 0753 000 […]

COVID-19: Members working in Schools, Academies, Nurseries and Family Centres

As you would expect UNISON has been in regular communication with colleagues coordinating the council response regarding COVID 19/Corona Virus. Please see below the most recent information UNISON received from Brendan Llyod Hughes, Schools HR Business Partner People Portfolio/Schools. “Many thanks for your patience and support with the Council’s efforts to keep our schools and settings […]

AGM: Wednesday 4th March 2020

Annual General Meeting 2020 Wednesday 4th March 2020 5.30pm – 7.00pm St Mary’s Church and Conference Centre Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ Download the Branch Officer/Steward Nomination Form Download the Convenor Nomination Form