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Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to […]

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Proud to be in UNISON

UNISON South East has launched a campaign to celebrate everything good about being a UNISON member. Trade unions have a long history of campaigning and organising around issues that affect all spheres of life; here our members tell us why they are proud to be part of the union movement and #proudtobeinUNISON

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Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)

NHS organisations across England are currently working together to produce sustainability and transformation plans (STPs). What are sustainability and transformation plans? Sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) are five-year local plans for health and care services. They are being developed by 44 geographical areas, or ‘footprints’, covering England. NHS organisations, local authorities and other health and […]

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£10 Now- standing together for fair pay

UNISON and its predecessors were among the first organisations in the country to support the Living Wage. There are over 1,300 employers accredited as living wage employers by the Living Wage Foundation. The Scotland government has established the living wage within all its public sector organisations. Many UNISON service groups and regions have launched living […]

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Cap it!

The South East Young Members’ Forum has launched a campaign aimed at persuading the government to introduce rent capping in the South East. The South East has the second highest median rents, where private rental properties cost an average of £852 per month. The median rental values in London and the South East have grown […]