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UNISON is Britain and Europe’s biggest public sector union with more than 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and in the essential utilities.

They include frontline staff and managers working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector. Last year UNISON recruited 137,000 new members – 375 per day.

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  • COVID-19 advice for school & early years staff

    COVID-19 advice for school & early years staff

    After the tireless efforts of UNISON branches, reps and members, the government has finally closed most schools to all except vulnerable and key workers’ children. This decision will help to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control and ensure the safety of staff, pupils and our communities. Use the link below for advice from UNISON UNISON’s […]Read More »
  • Welfare grants are now available

    Welfare grants are now available

    Dear UNISON Member See UNISON There for You newsletter for information regarding Welfare grants that are available from 16th November 2020. Information about phase two of the fund can be found here – https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/services-support/there-for-you. Do not hesitate to contact your Branch for further information or advice. See Video Clip for more info .  Read More »
  • Working from home due to coronavirus, even for a day? Claim a year’s worth of tax relief!!

    Working from home due to coronavirus, even for a day? Claim a year’s worth of tax relief!!

    Required to work from home even for ONE DAY since 6 April? You can claim tax relief for the WHOLE YEAR – worth £60 or £125. “Claiming working-from-home tax relief has exploded in the last couple of months (possibly pushed by this very blog) so HMRC has just revamped the system, with a brand new […]Read More »

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