Carers Allowance Secured for Salford Care Workers

Following UNISON’s lobbying efforts over the past month, we are pleased to inform Salford care workers, that we have today received the following confirmation: The Council and the NHS will make money available to care providers, to ensure that any care worker who has had to take time off work to care for others (inc. […]

“No Going Back to Normal” – Our first E Magazine

We have put together an online magazine to showcase the work undertaken by our branch in the last twelve months. It features articles on: • Covid-19 • Social Care • Health and Safety • Black Lives Matter • The Pensions Cap • Schools and Nurseries • Climate Emergency We hope you enjoy it. You can […]

AGM 2021

Our 2021 AGM will take place online via Zoom over two sessions on Thursday 4th February 2020. You only need to attend one session. Zoom details will be sent out nearer the time. This is your opportunity to hear from your union and to have a direct say over our plans and priorities going forward. […]

Stars in our Schools

A Message from Assistant Branch Secretary, Diane Ogg STARS IN OUR SCHOOLS is an annual celebration of School Support Staff I’m encouraging all our fantastic Salford school members to participate this year . What a great opportunity Stars In Our Schools is for your Head Teacher and the pupil’s to recognise the fundamental importance and […]

General Secretary Nomination

For the forthcoming General Secretary election, Salford City UNISON has nominated Paul Holmes Paul has the best record of leadership and fighting for members; Paul is the members’ candidate, from the shop floor; Paul will take the job on his current wage of £32,000, declining the £100,000 available; Paul will massively increase funding to branches […]

NJC Local Government Pay Consultation Outcome

In the consultation on the NJC Local Government Pay offer of 2.75%, which finished on 11th August 2020, our branch results were as follows: Voter turnout: 51.2% Votes to accept the pay offer – 15.3% Votes to reject the pay offer – 84.7% Our results have been shared with the North West region and they […]

Salford care workers and vulnerable service users’ lives being put at risk by care companies who refuse to pay sick pay despite public funding

The article below was originally featured on the UNISON North West website. It can be found here. Salford’s care workers, politicians and trade union UNISON have voiced their dismay after they discovered that many care companies operating in the city are still refusing to support care workers who need to self-isolate or shield due to […]

Schools Update – Friday 12th June 2020

The information below went out to our members in Salford schools on Friday 12th June 2020. Schools Update Please find attached a further letter (at the bottom of the page) that will be sent out to all Salford Headteachers this afternoon. This letter stresses the position of the City Council and in doing so, makes […]

UNISON secures ‘trailblazing’ package of support for Salford care workers fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19

This article originally appeared on the website of UNISON North West. It can be found here. Following representations from UNISON, the public service union, Salford City Council and Salford NHS Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a set of measures, which aim to protect local care workers and the people they care for during the ongoing […]

Schools Update – Wednesday 10th June 2020

The information below was sent to all our members in schools on Wednesday 10th June 2020. Schools Update We are pleased to inform you that following the decisions taken by UNISON members who have refused to enter unsafe workplaces, our representations to the Council and the work of supportive local politicians, the attached letter (at […]