UNISON is holding a consultation of local government NJC members across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to decide whether we accept or reject the NJC Employer’s side offer of a 2.75% pay increase for 2019/20.
In the North West our Regional Service Group, made up of representatives from each branch, agreed to recommend to REJECT the offer.
To set out the reasons why NJC workers are worthy of fair recognition the North West have launched the "First They Clap Us, Then They Slap Us" campaign.
Your ballot paper or ballot email will be arriving from the 20th July onwards - Make sure you vote!!
Following national guidance we have reluctantly taken the decision to close the branch office until further notice, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. During this time we will be working from home and will not be holding face to face meetings.
We remain contactable by phoning 01253 478492, which is re-directing to a mobile, so please do leave a message if you cannot get through. Please ensure you include your FULL NAME, WHERE YOU WORK and your CONTACT EMAIL and/or PHONE NUMBER as we will be unable to get back to you without these. Please ensure you state these clearly. You can find further contact information here.
We will get back to you as soon as possible but this may not be immediately due to us working in separate locations and away from the office.
Coronavirus: your rights at work
The current unprecedented outbreak of the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), and its subsequent status change to pandemic by the World Health Organisation on the 11th March, 2020, has understandably led to questions from our members.
UNISON has created a general employment advice page, which is being regularly updated. This can be found here. Information for Social Care workers can be found here.
The situation with the employers covered by Blackpool Local Government branch is constantly changing but we will aim to keep you updated as much as possible. Please use the links in the "At a Glance" section below to find out more in your area. If there are any questions we haven't answered, please phone the branch office on 01253 478492 for further support.
At a glance
COVID-19 - Council/BCH
For the latest information please follow the links below