Senior managers have decided to implement a 2014 clause in County Council contracts. The clause allows the Council to Lay-off all staff for a maximum of three days. During the discussions with trade unions during 2013-2014, which led to this clause; it was...read more
Retired members are represented by Eric Smith and Sheila Morley, both long time active members of this Branch. When Eric took on the reins as Retired Member's Secretary, he set up an alternative social media outlet to communicate with retired members. Retired...read more
Fake News ! As Fake News is becoming increasingly popular and possibly more believable than the real news. I thought I'd put this report of a recent staff memo out. Names have been removed to protect the innocent or guilty party. The leader of Cambridgeshire County...read more
UNISON is taking the unusual step of publishing its response, to the recently ended CFA Shared Management Proposal. The decision to do this is a direct response to Cambridgeshire County Council ( and Peterborough City Council), to keep this consultation 'private' to...read more
First posted on 6 April 2017 Each year, the last day of March is recognised as the International Transgender Day Of Visibility,TDOV. TDOV is a day to show support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the...read more
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We are the largest single trade union Branch in Cambridgeshire, and part of the largest public services trade union, UNISON; with members working across hundreds of organisations and employers. The Branch has its roots in the County Council with a long history going back to the 19th century. Past Presidents include William Morris, the architect of our unique Village College system. Our key employer remains Cambridgeshire County Council, with members working across all areas of public service.
These days our membership extends much further than the County Council. The academisation of schools means that we now work with many employers across education, including Cambridge Regional College, Huntingdon and the College of West Anglia.
In January 2016 the Branch took another major step forward by merging with East Cambs Distrct Council Branch. It is an exciting time and will put all Trade Union members in a stronger position to resist against austerity.
The Branch also extends across the private and voluntary sectors. With many of our members working in the low paid areas of nursery schools and care of the elderly. With the privatisation of many of the traditional services once provided by the Council, such as housing and home care, this sector is continually evolving and remains set to be a growth area now, and in the future.
Where to find us
UNISON Branch Office