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Black history event......
You can register for the event here: https://forms.office.com/r/1xHXtyqKiw
JOIN UNISON’s Green Week lunchtime webinar, with speakers:
- Camille Barbagallo – Cop26 Coalition
- Allison Roche – UNISON Policy Officer lead for Climate Change;
- Stephen Smellie – UNISON Scotland Deputy Convenor and NEC PDCC member
- Chair: Karen Reissmann UNISON NEC PDCC Vice Chair
UNISON has joined communities and workplaces across the UK for the Great Big Green Week.
Click here to read more and register.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
There have been long-standing calls for government to prepare students for a climate-changed world by embedding climate education across the curriculum. This will also help promote climate-positive behaviour in students, for whom the climate crisis will be one of the defining challenges of their lives.
For these reasons, Friends of the Earth has compiled a Climate Action Plan for Schools and Colleges, thanks to funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, containing a checklist of 50 measures to empower students and teachers to take meaningful climate action. By practically engaging young people in solutions to climate change it is hoped that climate anxiety, which is a prevalent and emerging issue, will be alleviated too. Continue reading