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TUC: Returning to safe workplaces guide

As coronavirus and lockdown restrictions ease, many more of us are returning to in-person workplaces. The TUC has prepared a guide for the return, and the rights of employees across the UK. Find the full interactive guide on the TUC website. If you are a member of the UNISON Barnardo’s branch and have any concerns,

Upcoming National Executive Council elections

The NEC elections will open next week for all members to vote in. This is the most senior body in the Union. Please see the below message from the Greater London Regional Secretary (all Barnardo’s staff belong to Greater London as we are a national branch). The ballot will be posted to your registered address.

Hold The Date: Extraordinary General Meeting: 9 June 2021

To meet quorate for our annual general meeting, the Branch has decided to host an additional two meetings with the Barnardo’s membership. This is important to ensure members are fully involved in the Branch and so officers can be ratified. The sessions will be held on 9 June 2021 at two times: 12:00 to 14:00

Open letter to the Prime Minister to reject ‘insulting’ report and act on race equality at work

A collection of Trade Union leaders and activists have written an open letter to the Prime Minister regarding the latest report published on race equality in work. The full letter is available on the TUC’s website.

Webinar: Returning to safe workplaces

This is an upcoming TUC webinar open to all members. It is from 14:00 to 15:00 on 21 April 2021. As Covid-19 restrictions ease, a significant number of people will be returning to their workplaces. Employers have a responsibility to keep workers safe and prevent another spike in infections. Join us for this webinar where we’ll

Upcoming steward insight webinars

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Have you ever thought of becoming a UNISON Steward ? Would you like to gain an insight as to what is involved ? UNISON has created an online training course, that includes Stewards Basics, allows you to explore your role, develop your skills and gain the experience and confidence to be an effective steward in

Northern Ireland: Worker recognition payments

Dear Members in Northern Ireland, It is time to take a stand for the recognition of your work throughout the pandemic. As you will be aware the Health Minister, Robin Swann announced a recognition payment of £500 for work during the Covid pandemic. However it would appear not all workers will receive the recognition payment.

Register for the AGM 2021

A Communication has been sent today to remind all of our members about the Branch Annual General Meeting, taking place on Wednesday 10 March @ 12pm via Zoom. The AGM is an important meeting of all UNISON members. It is an opportunity to ask questions, hear reports on branch activity, branch finances, and the work

Celebrate LGBT+ History Month

UNISON is celebrating LGBT+ History Month. Here are some of UNISON’s resources for LGBT+ people and allies: LGBT+ members information page LGBT+ UNISON on Twitter Printable LGBT+ poster for work noticeboards Everyone has a legal and moral right to be treated with respect at work. If you feel you are being treated unfavourably because of

Get involved with Disability History Month

Today is International Day of Disabled People which takesplace annually and during Disability History Month in the UK. Read about the work that UNISON does nationally in respect of Disability. UNISON has recently produced a guide to organising disability history month events and a guide on accessible and inclusive meetings. Find more information on our