Coronavirus Update – Friday 15th May 2020

The following statement went out as an email to all members on Friday 20th May 2020.   Dear UNISON Members,   I wrote to you earlier this week, setting out how we intended to proceed as a branch after the change of position from the Government.   Fundamentally, we pledged to be guided by you, […]

Education unions’ statement on the safe reopening of schools

This information was copied from the TUC website. The original webpage can be found here. Unions with members in the education sector are today (Wednesday) publishing a joint statement on the safe reopening of schools in England. Today’s statement follows a longer statement to the Secretary of State on Friday 8th May, which set out […]

Coronavirus Update – Tuesday 12th May 2020

The following statement was sent by email to all members on Tuesday 12th May 2020: Dear UNISON Member, By the time you read this email the picture may be clearer, but at the time of writing, the Government’s announcements have left us with more questions than answers. Hopefully therefore, this email will at least provide […]

NJC Pay 2020 Update

We have today received an update from UNISON’s NJC Committee on the NJC (Green Book) Pay Award for 2020-21. NJC pay is the pay received by the vast majority of our members employed by Salford City Council, Salix Homes, Salford Community Leisure, Aspire and Schools. The update is as follows (in italics): NJC PAY 2020 […]

Updated Public Health Guidance on Infection Control & PPE – Version 6

Please follow the link at the bottom of this email to the latest version of the local Salford Public Health guidance on Infection Control and PPE. This has been sent to all health and social care providers in Salford. There is an added a section for special schools and children’s homes . The guidance for […]

Speech from Branch Secretary Steve North, International Workers Memorial Day 2020

Below is a transcript of the speech delivered by our Branch Secretary Steve North during the Salford City Council International Workers Memorial Day commemoration on Tuesday 28th April 2020. Thank You City Mayor and Thank You Councillor Hinds. Please can I start by following you in paying tribute to the late Councillor John Ferguson. He […]

International Workers Memorial Day 2020

Today we commemorated International Workers Memorial Day 2020. We came together to remember those who have lost their lives, not only through this pandemic, but for other reasons related to their work – and we resolved to fight for the living, particularly by redoubling our efforts to ensure key workers have the correct PPE, access […]

Covid-19 Update: 27th April 2020

This email principally concerns issues of PPE in all social care settings – public, private and voluntary sector. On Thursday afternoon, we were contacted by members at a Salford care provider, who were concerned that they were not being provided with the correct PPE. We immediately contacted the provider, the NHS and the Public Health […]

International Workers Memorial Day

On Tuesday 28th April, we will commemorate International Workers Memorial Day, where we remember those workers who have lost their lives or had their health seriously affected by their work. Every year this is a poignant occasion for us, but this you it is particularly so. Nobody should go to work and not come home. […]

Update – 20th April 2020

Updated government guidance has been published on working safely in care settings. We would advise members to read the guidance in full, but to assist those who may not immediately have the time, the most significant development is the recommendation that surgical masks should be worn in all circumstances where there is the potential to […]