Stand with Sodexo Members – Sign our petition

On October 30th, SODEXO Ltd employees at North Devon District Hospital formally raised a grievance due to the company’s failure to provide the one-time non-consolidated lump sum payment, ranging from £1,250 to £1,600. Support members and SIGN THE PETITION TODAY Sodexo admit that our longstanding local collective agreement applies but just aren’t coming up trumps […]

Strike is the last thing we want to do but we deserve fair pay!

UNISON members at The Victoria Education Centre in Poole have been left with little alternative than to take strike action today (2 November) after eighteen months of obfuscation and frustration as the employer, Livability continue in failing to deliver a much needed pay rise for members. Mike Cracknell, UNISON Regional Organiser said; “The strength of […]

Celebrating Local Service Champions in Poole

A fabulous morning celebrating with members for “Local Services Champions Day” 10:00am-12:00noon at Hatchpond Depot in Poole , part of our Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch Local Government Branch Celebrating Local Service Champion in Poole Charlie Woods Area Organiser shouts out loud ” FREE bacon rolls and coffee for all” Local Service Champions – Read More: […]

Trans Ally Awareness – Trans Equality IS UNISON business

Trans Equality IS UNISON business. During an amazing Branch Development day at Somerset Local Government & Community Branch Michael Duffy raised awareness to all the Activists present about being a Trans Ally. Michael also mentioned they want to start actively engaging with the employer to ensure local workplaces are implementing changes to implement a trans […]

UNISON urges government to make schools safe now

‘We now have the absurd situation of government departments ringing schools days before term begins, telling them to prepare for potential building closures’

Green UNISON. Doing our bit to make public services greener.

Get set for Green UNISON week

As we head towards Green UNISON week, which runs from 15-22 September this year, it’s the ideal time to start planning.

Environment Agency staff set for out-of-hours ban

Workers will refuse to volunteer for on-call cover outside contracted hours from this weekend until 19 September, in continuing action over pay.

UNISON and Nursing Times partnership helps support next generation of nurses

Student nurses can get an extra benefit from their UNISON membership.

UNISON has teamed up with the Nursing Times to offer student members an exclusive discount to a subscription.

Livewell Southwest uplifts healthcare assistants’ pay

Livewell Southwest, UNISON and fellow trade unions have announced a pay uplift for over 100 healthcare assistants.

Police staff in England and Wales offered 7% pay increase

If accepted, the increase proposed by the police staff employers would take effect from 1 September 2023.

UNISON members on the picket line outside Arts University Bournemouth. Members hold purple flags and placards aloft against a beautiful blue sky.

Autumn term strikes set to go ahead at four South West universities

The results are in for the higher education strike ballot that ran from 31 May to 31 July – and 4 higher education institutions in the South West have met the threshold for action.

Swindon Local Government Branch donates £2,000 to Cardiff Half fundraising

Swindon Local Government Branch has made a £2,000 donation towards our organisers’ Cardiff Half Marathon fundraising in aid of UNISON’s welfare charity, There for You.

Strike averted as Bristol Waste staff secure 8.5% pay rise

Potential strike action at Bristol Waste has been averted after recycling workers and drivers accepted an improved pay offer.

Happy World Emoji Day

Happy World Emoji day, here’s a run down of four emojis that you can use on a day to day basis when writing about trade unions.

Government must raise ‘out-of-date’ mileage rates for struggling public service staff

Over a million public service workers are being left thousands of pounds out of pocket because of a failure to update national mileage rates.