- Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 12:37
UNISON conducted a national survey of homecare workers in 2012 entitled "Time to Care" to illustrate the reality of homecare work. The responses showed a committed but poorly paid and treated workforce which is doing its best to maintain good levels of quality care in a system that is in crisis. The report highlights how poor terms and conditions for workers can help contribute towards lower standards of care for people in receipt of homecare services. In light of UNISON's findings UNISON nationally is calling for councils to commit to becoming Ethical Care Councils by commissioning homecare services which adhere to our Ethical Care Charter. Nottingham City UNISON is pleased to announce that Nottingham City Council has now agreed to commit to the charter which was signed on 7 June 2016 by our Branch Secretary, Christina Sanna and the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health, Alex Norris.
Please see the signed Charter attached Ethical Care Charter Signed Agreement
Christina Sanna, Branch Secretary and Councillor Alex Norris, Portfolio Holder for Adults & Health
From right to left: Councillor Alex Norris, Portfolio Holder for Adults & Health; Matt West, Branch CVS Organiser; Stacey McMullen, Service Conditions Officer; Christina Sanna, Branch Secretary; Local Organisers from UNISON Regional Centre
- Last Updated on Thursday, 02 June 2016 13:37
Worried about back to school costs?
— struggling to cope with the rising cost of living?
— finding that you're having to economise in every area of expenditure?
Help is on hand
We have set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income with school uniform costs by way of a one-off payment of up to £120.
To apply download an application form or alternatively you can contact the Branch on 0115 8762441.
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:07
The trade unions were asked to attend a meeting today with the Chief Executive, Ian Curryer, and Councillor Nicola Heaton, Portfolio holder for Human Resources. They advised the unions that the proposals previously tabled for discussion with the trade unions and which were going to be presented in a total package for the trade unions to consider and provide a formal response, were being withdrawn as a result of the outcome of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. They stated they were going to review what had already been discussed with us and will arrange to meet again with the trade unions in five to six weeks.
UNISON Branch Secretary