Covid Vaccine: Persuasion not coercion is the way

UNISON Hertfordshire believes that all staff working in adult social care should be advised, supported and encouraged to take the vaccine with time off in work time to receive the vaccine. Questions should be welcomed and every effort made to answer them. We do not support the Government approach of trying to force Support Workers […]

Graham’s Blog post #1

Another busy day after another busy week. But I am not complaining, it is a privilege to work in the UNISON Hertfordshire Office and an honour to be elected as Branch Secretary. One issue that has been prominent recently is whether the Covid Vaccination should be made compulsory. The Government has indicated that it wants […]

Christina McAnea is the new general secretary of UNISON

Christina McAnea has  been elected as the new general secretary of UNISON – the first woman to head the UK’s largest union. Christina replaces Dave Prentis, who retired after 20 years as general secretary. Commenting on her election to the top job in UNISON, Christina McAnea said: “I’m so grateful to everyone who voted for […]

Supreme Court Sleep-in ruling: UNISON Q&A

The Supreme Court has announced their ruling on a UNISON-backed case taken on behalf of a care worker member against her employer, Mencap. What has happened at the Supreme Court? Today saw the end of a long-running UNISON-backed case taken on behalf of care worker Clare Tomlinson-Blake against her former employer Mencap.  Ms Tomlinson-Blake argued that every hour of […]