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.

Pay Up Now!

UNISON major pay campaign: “Pay Up Now!”

For years now, public service workers have seen their pay held back by government in the name of austerity. First a freeze then a cap saw public sector pay rise by just 4.4% between 2010 and 2016 while the cost of living rose by 22%.

Public sector workers need a pay rise!

That’s no way to treat people like you, hardworking people who play such a vital role in looking after us and holding our communities together – keeping us safe, healthy, educated, and cared for.

But the tide may be turning. The government is now under real pressure to scrap the 1% cap on public sector wages and UNISON is leading the fight to get you the pay rise you deserve. More and more people are listening and supporting our Pay Up Now! campaign.

Now it’s up to us, in UNISON, to keep that pressure on until we get:

  • an end to the pay cap;
  • government money made available for an immediate pay rise for all public sector workers;
  • an end to government interference in bargaining arrangements for all public sector pay.

We can’t miss this opportunity. They won’t pay up if we don’t all speak up. So, please get involved in our campaign and help us win. Together we can do it.

Why not use our pay calculator to give you an idea of how your pay has fallen behind the cost of living over the last seven years.

Check out the PayUpNow Salary Calculator here!...

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Get Help Staying Warm This Winter (14/12/17)

With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills. Help is on hand.

“There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low income by way of a one-off payment of up to £50.

To apply just download the Winter Fuel Grant application form and Q&A leaflet and return by 16 February 2018.


Check out the latest branch bulletins (28/11/17)
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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