Our statement on the EU vote result

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has made the following statement: The people have spoken, and they have made a clear call for change – and a different relationship with Europe. We will be working in the coming weeks and months to hold the leave campaigners to the promises they’ve made – that there will be […]

£727m black hole for SW if UK quits EU

£727m black hole for SW if UK quits the EU, UNISON South West warns​ Leaving the EU risks £726.9 million of European funding in the South West that was recently allocated to public services, local businesses and non-profit organisations, research by UNISON has shown. Money from the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) – totalling £12.8 […]

Keep public services safe in the EU

UNISON had a stand in South Street, Dorchester last Saturday (4 June 2016) aimed at encouraging women to participate in the EU referendum and to support the UNISON remain in EU campaign. The Dorset Labour Women’s Forum had a Labour IN stand next to us. The event was very successful and we spoke to a […]

Don’t miss out – UNISON EU consultation ends Tuesday

Spring is here! I hope you all had a relaxing Easter and even managed a few minutes of sunshine too. Across UNISON our internal consultation on the EU referendum is nearing its close. There are only a few days left for you to get your voice heard. Many of you will have had emails or […]

Tourism out of control?

A lot of people have genuine fears about immigration and especially that we have ‘lost control’ of our borders. Those who want Britain to leave the EU argue this is the only way to ‘regain control’. Most migrants to the UK are not from Europe and must comply with strict rules under the Points Based […]

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 […]

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 […]