Welcome to UNISON’s website for Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Branch. We have over 4,000 members and our team are committed to getting you the best outcome possible. As a campaigning branch you will see us out in workplaces across the borough, supporting local events and organising to secure the rights of all our members in Rotherham.

2019: The year of young workers


Millennials: Avocados, flat whites and Instagram – right? Not quite. The hipster characterisation masks a much starker reality for the houseless generation. Most young workers are contending with low wages, insecure jobs and no voice at work. They need trade unions more than ever. This is why UNISON has voted to make 2019 the year of young workers.

A new suite of resources are available to help you communicate with young workers.

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Terms and Conditions - Ballot Result (March 2017)

You will be aware that UNISON recently held a ballot on the councils proposed changes to terms and conditions.

The Council’s proposal was:

  • The Council will adopt an enforced Christmas closure for a temporary three year period from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020, at which point this agreement will cease, and the current position would be re-instated.
  • This would have a direct impact on all employees EITHER through the deduction of 3 days’ pay, and subsequent granting of three additional days’ leave, deductions to be offered through a salary sacrifice scheme, thereby protecting redundancy and pension entitlements OR through the fixing of the three concessionary days to Christmas for the period of this proposal. This proposal delivers a saving of £1.1m.

The result of the Consultative ballot was:

To accept the proposal 56%
To reject the proposal 44%

UNISON will now enter into discussions with the Council about the implementation of a Collective Agreement.


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Branch Rules and Constitution (02/12/16)
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