Have you had your say yet?

Campaigning for the EU referendum is well and truly underway. Media coverage all seems to be all about politicians pulling stunts to outdo each other in their chance to appear on the evening news. In UNISON South West we believe that our members deserve better than theatricals. Whether the UK ends up staying in Europe […]

OSJCT derecognition battle reaches final stages

Councillors back UNISON against Order of St John Care Trust as de-recognition battle reaches final stages UNISON’s fight to stop the Order of St John Care Trust (OSJCT) from kicking it out of Gloucestershire care homes has been boosted by the support of councillors across the county. Despite campaigning by care staff in Gloucestershire, OSJCT […]

Looking forward to your Bank Holiday?

It could be less secure than you think… If you’re one of the people lucky enough to get all four days off this Easter bank holiday, you’re probably looking forward to time with family and friends, recharging and maybe knocking a few items off the DIY to-do list. Of course, we mustn’t forget the thousands […]

EU consultation resources

To get the voices of public service workers heard, we need to get educated and organised! Check out the resources below and contact your branch to see what they have planned during the consultation. Here’s the full UNISON consultation document – but feel free to start with the pamphlets we have produced regionally. Check out […]

♥unions week of action celebrates our fight for fairness

UNISON South West leads ♥unions week of action celebrating Trade Union achievements Trade unions across the South West are this week (8-14 Feb) running over thirty events as part of the TUC’s ♥union week to challenge negative perceptions of trade unions. Hospitals, high streets, town halls and more will see stalls and drop in sessions […]

Get Active award for Bristol Uni workplace learning project

Sarah Tauwhere won UNISON South West’s Learning Initiative award after setting up a series of courses for her colleagues Sarah, a coordinator for the Industrial Doctorate Centre at the University of Bristol, was given the Learning Initiative award in recognition of her work providing educational courses for her colleagues. Responding to her award, Sarah said: “it’s a […]

Bristol binworkers pay campaign bags award

For years a job with tough conditions and unequal rates of pay across different crews, staff at Bristol’s Waste Management Services got organised and won a better deal. Local rep Dudley Hackling was at the centre of that campaign – an effort which achieved payrises of 4 to 9% by recruiting over 80% of the […]

LGBT rights police campaign wins 2016 award

Lee Hare, a PCSO in Swindon, was proud to receive the UNISON South West Equalities award. The award recognised his work as the LGBT officer for Wiltshire UNISON police branch, to raise awareness and deal with discriminatioon around LGBT issues with his force and the local community. For the local Pride march this year, Lee […]

Award for Poole UNISON recruitment campaign

Poole man Jamie Fry was presented with UNISON South West’s Public Sector Organising award in a ceremony at Taunton county cricket ground. Jamie, a procurement officer at Poole Council and Assistant Branch Secretary for Poole UNISON branch, was given the award in recognition of his work recruiting and training new activists as well as standing […]

Why we ♥ unions

The ♥unions week of action celebrates the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. We’re proud of our unions and reject the government’s attempts to damage them with the Trade Union Bill. From 8 – 14 February, members of UNISON will be out and about in hospitals, high […]