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Somerset County Branch celebrates trade unions with Big Workplace Meeting event

Feb 09

Hearts Union week. Branch workplace meeting today was well attended. The country-wide video defending trade unions, presented by Frances O'Grady and Eddy Izzard, discussed the Trade Union and the threat to workers rights by this government.

UNISON calls for Somerset County Council to learn lessons from Southwest One joint venture

Dec 21

Somerset County Council and Southwest One joint venture is brought to an end, and UNISON calls for lessons to be learned.

Local Government Services Pay Offer Accepted

Nov 24

The proposal over Pay from the employers had been accepted by UNISON members. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultative ballot. As the settlement relates to a period up to April 2016, we are no longer in dispute with the employers over Pay.

UNISON to organise ballot in academy schools

Aug 05

UNISON is set to ballot members working in academy schools on industrial action over pay.

Exemptions - why we took a tough line ahead of the strike

Jul 08

UNISON has made the decision regionally that there will be NO exemptions for Life and Limb Cover for the strike action on Thursday and has responded to Somerset County Council in accordance with that decision.

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Schools face exodus of support staff over workload stress, says UNISON survey

May02

More than half (52%) of school support staff across the UK have experienced stress, anxiety or depression as they struggle to cope with their workloads, according to a new survey published today (Tuesday) by UNISON. Two-fifths (41.5%) of those who took part in the survey said they had difficulty in completing their work, and more […]

The article Schools face exodus of support staff over workload stress, says UNISON survey first appeared on the UNISON site.

A day to reflect upon the future of our movement

May01

We celebrate a movement that fought for democracy and the rights we enjoy at home and in the workplace, decent education and changed our country into a fairer and more decent place.

The article A day to reflect upon the future of our movement first appeared on the UNISON site.

5 reasons why the PCC elections really matter

Apr29

There's been far too little coverage so far of one of the most important set of elections also taking place next week – the police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections in England and Wales

The article 5 reasons why the PCC elections really matter first appeared on the UNISON site.

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