Monthly Archives: August 2021

Financial wellbeing for UNISON members......

28 September 202112:00pm–1:00pm

This free 1-hour webinar hosted by UNISON’s charity There for You is delivered by The Money Charity. It’s designed to help UNISON members manage their money better, stay on top of their finances and plan for the future. It also offers the latest in money saving tips.  Click here to read more.

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Give UK workers four more bank holidays a year, says TUC......

Workers in England and Wales are being fobbed off with a “stingy” number of bank holidays, say trades unions.

They get eight public holidays a year, which is four fewer than the EU average and half the number in Japan.

The umbrella body for unions, the TUC, is calling for a new public holiday between September and Christmas.  Click here to read more.

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Schools told to teach outdoors if five pupils test positive for Covid......

Schools have been told to consider moving classrooms outside when they return in September if five pupils test positive for Covid-19.

A new academic year will start in a matter of weeks as school children return to class following the summer holidays.  Click here to read more.

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Building a Waltham Forest COP26 Coalition – Climate emergency event, 9 September......

Climate Emergency – Building a Waltham Forest COP26 Coalition zoom event 

Speakers include :

  • Asad Rehman, Director War on Want, and UK COP26 Coalition
  • Delia Mattis BLM, Edmonton Incinerator campaign
  • Local XR Abigail and Alex
  • Matt Wrack, General Secretary Fire Brigades Union

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/climate-emergency-building-a-waltham-forest-cop26-coalition-registration-166860918499

 

 

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Coronavirus advice for social care workers......

My employer says I have to get the vaccine as a condition of employment, can they do this?

UNISON supports vaccination in social care. The vaccine is safe and we have encouraged all members who do not have a medical exemption to get the jab.

But vaccination should be your decision and the UK government should promote persuasion and reassurance.

New legislation means that people who enter the premises of a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have completed a course of authorised COVID-19 vaccine doses unless they have an exemption.  Click here to read more.

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