Christina McAnea has today been elected as general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union. Voting in the ballot was as follows: Paul Holmes 45,220 (33.76%) Christina McAnea 63,900 (47.7%) Roger McKenzie 14,450 (10.79%) Hugo Pierre 10,382 (7.75%). More to follow.
Care home staff in the South West are still not receiving weekly Covid tests despite government promises, according to a survey published today (Thursday) by UNISON.
Our dedicated call centre UNISONDirect has published their opening hours over the Christmas period. 24 December: 6am to 3pm 25 December: Closed 26 December: Closed 27 December: Closed 28 December: Closed 29 December: 6am to midnight 30 December: 6am to midnight 31 December: 6am to 3pm 1 January: Closed 2 January: 9am to 1pm 3 […]
We need your help to celebrate key workers this Christmas.
Stars in our Schools, the annual UNISON celebration day, takes place today (Friday). Just two days after the chancellor announced a public sector pay freeze, the day seeks to recognise the incredible work school support staff undertake. Over the past few weeks UNISON South West has invited members to make nominations for Stars in our Schools. […]
Every November UNISON celebrates One Team Day. The goal? To celebrate everything that NHS staff have been doing behind the scenes day in day out, and this year – throughout a global pandemic.
Swindon Local Government Branch has made a £2,000 donation towards Step Up September in aid of UNISON’s welfare charity, There for You.
Every year on 20th November the lives of trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last 12 months are remembered. UNISON resources for supporting trans colleagues and campaigning for trans rights in the workplace.
UNISON’s There for You charity reopens COVID-19 response fund to help members who are struggling as a direct result of coronavirus.
UNISON is celebrating Stars in our Schools on Friday 27 November 2020 and we need your help.
Porters, kitchen staff and cleaners at Wiltshire’s six community hospitals face an uncertain future as Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust seeks to outsource the services, UNISON says today (Friday).
Thousands of health staff across the South West – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are writing to the region’s 55 MPs asking them to back UNISON’s call for NHS staff to get an early pay rise in time for Christmas. Staff employed in hospitals, clinics and ambulance stations across the South West are urging local politicians to put their […]
Plymouth City Council have become the third South West council to sign up to UNISON’s ‘Stop the Spread’ pledge, a key initiative by the UK’s biggest trade union to support care workers in the fight against coronavirus. The pledge provides Plymouth’s key workers, in the frontline fight against coronavirus, with important employment protections. These include […]
Zooming into homes across the South West, our regional education team have trained 107 new workplace representatives so far this year.