University of Huddersfield staff willing to take industrial action over planned redundancies, warns UNISON

Workers at the University of Huddersfield are prepared to take industrial action including strikes over plans for almost 200 compulsory staff redundancies, UNISON says today (Monday). A survey carried out by the union found nine in ten university employees belonging to UNISON would support some form of action if there are no meaningful negotiations. The […]

Branch Officer Training Weekend 2024

Elected branch officers from UNISON branches across the Yorkshire and Humberside region came together in Sheffield over the weekend for the region’s annual branch officer training weekend. The weekend brings together activists from across the region to learn and develop skills together, as well as to help make new contacts and develop networks. UNISON Yorkshire […]

SPOTLIGHT: UNISON York St John University branch

Becoming a branch secretary can be a daunting experience at the best of times, but imagine taking on the role just a few weeks after joining. That’s what William ‘Billy’ Jones did at UNISON York St John University branch, which has gone from strength to strength in the past couple of years… “I joined the […]

Hundreds of healthcare support staff in Sheffield secure rebanding and back pay, says UNISON

Almost 900 clinical support workers in Sheffield are to receive back pay totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds to compensate them for years of performing duties above their wage grade, UNISON says today (Monday). The healthcare assistants, who work in the accident and emergency department and on in-patient wards at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation […]

UNISON branches across the region mark International Workers Memorial Day

UNISON branches from across the Yorkshire and Humberside region took part in a number of ceremonies to mark International Workers Memorial Day on Sunday.  The day is a time to remember those who have died either because of a workplace accident, ill health or diseases as a result of work. A number of events were […]

Compulsory redundancies at University of Huddersfield ‘completely unacceptable’, says UNISON

Plans by the University of Huddersfield to cut almost 200 jobs are unacceptable and will be deeply damaging to both staff and students, says UNISON today (Friday). In an announcement to all staff at the university earlier this week, vice-chancellor Professor Bob Cryan confirmed the plans to make 198 compulsory redundancies.  Cuts on such a […]

Government should be ashamed of trading lives for votes over Rwanda

Commenting on the Rwanda bill clearing its final parliamentary hurdle, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Nothing more clearly demonstrates the cruelty and moral bankruptcy of this government than the ghastly Rwanda law it has finally pushed through parliament. “For ministers to be gleeful at the export of vulnerable people, including children and victims of modern […]

Lesbian Visibility Week

UNISON is delighted to celebrate its lesbian members as part of this year’s Lesbian Visibility Week. 2024 is UNISON’s Year of LGBT+ workers, and the union is keen to take all opportunities to celebrate them. UNISON also offers guidance on how to make workplaces more LGBT+ inclusive, which can be found here. Learn more about […]

Regional Convenor & Regional Secretary Update, April 2024

The April 2024 newsletter from UNISON Yorkshire and Humberside regional convenor Wendy Nichols and regional secretary Karen Loughlin is available now, covering local government & NHS pay as well as information on the launch of the Women’s Leadership Programme. Click here to read the newsletter Related links Local government pay Campaign website Digital graphics UNISON […]

GP practices in South and West Yorkshire must use government cash to increase staff pay, says UNISON

A number of GP surgeries in South and West Yorkshire have failed to use government money to give staff a pay rise as intended, says UNISON today (Tuesday). The Department of Health and Social Care announced a pay rise of at least 6% for eligible dentists and doctors in July of last year. The announcement […]