UNISON local government staff accept pay deal

Work will now begin on a fair award for next year UNISON council workers have agreed to accept a 2.75% pay offer for this year. The Barnsley branch conducted a consultation of its local government and school based members using online and postal ballots. The closing date was Monday 10th August. Of the Barnsley members […]

NJC Pay Ballot Branch Result

Barnsley Local Government Branch Members vote 71% in favour of accepting the NJC pay offer of 2.75%

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School Risk Assessments for Coronavirus

Our UNISON Convenors, Ben, April and Michael, have written to the Headteacher of every school in Barnsley to request a copy of the draft risk assessment so we can check it. We urge members to do the same, click this link to download the template letter – https://www.unison.org.uk/content/uploads/2020/05/Model-letter-for-school-members-2.docx Then fill it in with your details […]

Remember COVID-19 dead this International Workers’ Memorial Day

IWMD will give us the chance to remember the workers who have died because of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Branch Office closure

The Barnsley Local Government branch office is currently closed due to government guidance on Coronavirus COVID19. For all enquiries please contact branchoffice@unisonbarnsleylg.org and a member of the team will be able to assist you. If you are not able to email, please phone 01226 772988, if necessary leaving a message with your contact details and […]

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 […]

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

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Coronavirus Q&A

As the virus spreads and continues to dominate the news, we have all your work-based coronavirus questions answered As the coronavirus has spread and dominated the news, UNISON has received an increasing number of enquiries on what employers – and members – should do to minimise the risk of infection at this worrying time. The […]