Women on Yorkshire and Humberside frontline feeling pressures at work and home during pandemic, says UNISON  

Women in key worker positions across Yorkshire and Humberside are losing sleep, spending more on household bills, and worrying about the pandemic’s impact on their children’s education and mental health, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON.

Unions call for a ​’substantial​’ pay rise for ​council and school workers

Three local government unions ​have today (Monday)​ submitted a pay claim ​for 2021/22, which they say begin​s to redress a decade of cuts and recognise​s the key role ​played in the pandemic ​by school and council staff. They want to see a ‘substantial’ pay increase from this April with a wage rise of at least 10% for all council ​and school support […]

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Government exit payment rethink will bring relief to millions of public sector workers

Flawed regulations threatened to blight the retirement of staff

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Hitting wages of key workers would be ‘worst possible’ blow to economy

Christina McAnea says taking money from pockets of public sector staff is deplorable

Trade Union raises questions about North Yorkshire Covid outbreak following mass movement of army recruits

A trade union branch which represents over 7,500 public service workers across North Yorkshire has raised questions about an outbreak of over 100 Covid cases at a College. The outbreak follows the mass return of army recruits from across the country during the national Covid lockdown. The North Yorkshire branch of the public service union […]

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A​n early wage rise for health workers in Yorkshire and Humberside would improve morale, says UNISON

A £2,000 pay rise for all NHS workers across Yorkshire and Humberside would boost morale amid unrelenting pandemic pressures, says UNISON. The union is calling ​on the government ​to deliver an early and significant wage increase ​– of at least £2,000 ​– to show staff are valued as they face unprecedented hospital admissions. ​A recent UNISON survey shows ​more than nine out of ten NHS staff (91%) across the […]

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Keyworkers threatened with dismissal if they do not give up their annual leave

Support workers caring for children, young people and adults with profound and multiple disabilities have been threatened with dismissal by their employer, Hollybank Trust. The frontline staff who work across West and South Yorkshire have been told they will be dismissed unless they agree to substantial changes to their contracts. Hollybank Trust, who provides residential, […]

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Pay rise immediately would reassure undervalued staff to stay in NHS

A huge majority of NHS staff say the government doesn’t value their extraordinary efforts during the pandemic, according to a UNISON survey published today. As health workers come under increasing strain because of the rise in infections and hospital admissions, many say they are considering their future in the NHS, the survey finds. More than […]

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Christina McAnea is the new general secretary of UNISON

Christina McAnea has been elected as the new general secretary of UNISON – the first woman to head the UK’s largest union. Christina replaces Dave Prentis, who is retiring after 20 years as general secretary. She takes up her post on 22 January. Commenting on her election to the top job in UNISON, Christina McAnea […]

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Staff cuts to Sheffield Hallam students’ union threaten wellbeing

Redundancies facing permanent staff at Sheffield Hallam students’ union will have a major effect on students. A total of 32 full-time workers – employed by the students’ union – have been told they could lose their jobs because of plans to close the students’ union bar, café and help desk. The students’ union, which is […]