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 […]