Apprentices acknowledged with regional award

Nick Hillman and Freya Kendall, apprentices at Poole Borough council have been recognised by their trade union, UNISON, at a regional awards ceremony. The Young Members of the Year Award was presented by Kendal Bromley at UNISON’s Get Active event in Taunton last night. This comes on the back of their brilliant campaign work for […]

UNISON Get Active awards for Paul and Ewa

Get Active awards for Somerset learning disability service campaigners

Two of Somerset’s campaigners for good services for people with learning disabilities won UNISON Get Active awards. Paul Kitto is UNISON LD convenor and works for Dimensions, the company the Learning Disability Service was outsourced to. He has led the Care not Cost campaign against cuts to services in the county. Paul won the “Eric […]

Caroline wins the better safety at work award

Devon NHS worker wins award for better safety at work

An NHS admin worker has won an award for her campaigning for better safety at work across the South West Caroline Emery, a health and safety rep for public service union UNISON, was presented with the award on Friday 26 January 2018 at the annual Get Active event. Caroline is a UNISON member in Torquay, […]

Plymouth branch win regional award

Plymouth branch win regional award

The city’s branch of public service union UNISON has won a regional award for its success in recruiting, training and organising members. Contrary to claims that people have stopped joining unions, membership of Plymouth in UNISON has grown for a number of years. Despite falling numbers of public service staff in the city, the branch […]

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 […]