Come along to our teaparty!

We’re organising a free teaparty for private care staff – whether you’re a UNISON member or not.

Drop by to meet other care workers and find out about UNISON’s campaign for fair conditions.

Find out more

UNISON are organising within the private care sector in Somerset to improve terms and conditions for staff.

We have high membership levels within many employers and workplaces, active workplace contacts and reps. We want to build on this and make UNISON membership accessible to all staff who work in private care.

We are carrying out workplace visits across Somerset and have seen a huge increase in membership thanks to the face to face conversations we have been having with staff about the benefits of membership, plus goody bags for members and themed treats such as mince pies in December and more recently, chocolate eggs!

Please like our Facebook page Somerset Private Care to find out what we have been up to plus details of upcoming events.

Events

The Organising Steward (Bristol)

13 April – 11 May 2018

Bristol

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

The Organising Steward (Truro)

9 April – 14 May 2018

Truro

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

The Organising Steward (Taunton)

11 April – 9 May 2018

Taunton

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

The Organising Steward (Wareham)

10 April – 8 May 2018

Wareham

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

The Organising Steward (Exeter)

12 April – 10 May 2018

Exeter

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level. This course is the first in a pathway of training to enable you to undertake your role.

Latest

New offer from UNISON to solve Tricuro dispute

UNISON is calling on care company Tricuro to make a joint approach with GMB and Unite unions asking the three shareholder councils for more resources, in a fresh bid to end the dispute. With new government rules allowing a 3% rise in the social care precept and the councils now also each getting a share […]

The Chancellor has ignored social care and the NHS will pay the price

Commenting on the complete absence of help in the Autumn Statement for social care or the NHS, UNISON South West regional secretary Joanne Kaye said: “Hopes were raised the Chancellor would find extra cash for social care, and ease the burden on the NHS and local councils struggling to keep a lid on the growing […]

Use £235m of extra business rates to ease South West social care crisis

Use £235m of extra business rates to ease South West social care crisis, UNISON tells Chancellor The government could ease the social care crisis by handing back to councils in the South West millions in surplus cash raised from business rates, according to new figures published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. If local authorities in the […]

Dorset care employees threatened with £2600 pay cut

Care employees threatened with £2600 pay cut by Dorset councils’ company Care staff employed by Dorset company Tricuro are to stage a silent protest outside county council offices in Dorchester later today (Thursday), over plans that could see some employees lose as much as £2600 a year. Tricuro was set up just over a year […]

UNISON members rally outside Thornbury library

Stop the South Glos library cuts!

30% of library staff in South Gloucestershire could be sacked under Tory Councillors’ plans to hit the local service, despite the council’s own consultation showing most public support for stopping library cuts. With £650k of cuts planned over the next three years, the library service will see its budget (£2.6m) fall by more than one […]

Get involved!

If you want to know when we are visiting your workplace, or to book in a session, contact Gemma on g.ruffle@unison.co.uk or 07908 672888.