Get Political

UNISON is affiliated to the Labour Party, this ensures that UNISON has powerful voice for public sector workers within the Labour Party. We ensure that our members who chose to be affiliated members (through the Affiliated Political Fund) are able to influence party policy through our branch, regional and national Labour Link structures. The key contact in every UNISON branch is the Branch Labour Link Officer and you will find information on this about how you can get involved.

Get active in politics

Many of our members are already local councillors, members of parliament or active community leaders. If you have ever thought about being more involved in local politics or wish to seek elected office to represent working people then we need you. UNISON South East has set up a network of Labour Link members considering political leadership roles, our aim is to support, educate and train our members so we have more workplace people making key decisions in town halls and in Parliament.

Resources

Resources for healthcare students

UNISON has a wealth of information for healthcare students. Click on the links below to find out more Student nurses newsletter autumn 2020 UNISON – the union for healthcare students Making the most of your placement NMC revalidation ODPs – making a real difference to patients UNISON – the union for nursing associates UNISON guide […]

Health Care Students – Frequently asked Questions

I am already a UNISON member? You can convert your current membership to student membership (£10 per year) if you are a student nurse or apprentice (earning the minimum wage for apprentices studying at any level, or apprentices studying at an intermediate level in England). All other Health Care student prospective members in paid employment need […]

Giving members a voice: join us for a series of equality officer webinars

The Covid-19 crisis has forced us to change the way we run our education programme this year. As all our usual courses move into an online format, we’re planning a series of webinars for new branch officers to enable you to get going in your roles. We’d like to invite all new and recently elected […]

Resources for new activists

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted many workers to join a union, and many union members to step forward to take a more active role in their branch. If you’re one of those people – thank you! The more UNISON members who are confident being visible and active in the workplace, the more power we have […]

Virtual meetings information and guidelines

Ensuring accessible virtual meetings and events UNISON is committed to removing or reducing all barriers to participation. The South East Region has the led the way in this through our Working Together Guidelines, Access Standards and Disability Access Passport. It’s vitally important that we continue to ensure all our on-line meetings are accessible to all members, and everyone can participate fully. […]

Lay-offs, short-term working and redundancy | Your Rights at Work

The current Covid-19 outbreak is causing lots of people to ask about their employment rights. Our main page on your rights at work during this time deals with sick-pay and what happens if you need to self isolate. Below is more detailed information in the event your employer wants to initiate temporary lay-offs or short-term […]

Regional Secretary passionately calls for a South East Labour vision on housing

Steve Torrance, UNISON South East Regional Secretary told delegates to the South East Labour Party Conference that thousands of council homes needed to be built and the broken private rented sector needed to be fixed to help public sector workers find decent homes for them and their families. The Regional Secretary was moving a UNISON […]

Regional women’s Committee AGM 2018

The women’s committee held their AGM on Saturday 3rd November at the regional office in Guildford.  Guest speakers included Mandy Webb is a political activist and artist who was diagnosed with HIV twenty years ago.  Mandy displayed two of her creations which you can see in the picture below.  One dress highlights the harsh impact […]

Healthcare Student? Join the union that gets it right!

Join UNISON as a health student for just £10 a year. Studying and training to be a nurse or health professional is exciting but can also be stressful and challenging. You are often providing direct patient care but have essays to worry about whilst managing your clinical placements and supporting yourself through your studies. That’s […]

    40 years to save for a deposit in Brighton & Hove!

    Owning a home has become virtually impossible for most public sector workers in Brighton, according to research recently published by UNISON. New UNISON report Priced Out shows that getting a deposit together and obtaining a mortgage have now become virtually insurmountable hurdles for workers in the public sector. The report highlights how saving the money […]

    46 years to save for a deposit in Oxford!

    Owning a home has become virtually impossible for most public sector workers in Oxford, according to research recently published by UNISON. New UNISON report Priced Out shows that getting a deposit together and obtaining a mortgage have now become virtually insurmountable hurdles for workers in the public sector. The report highlights how saving the money […]

    Informal Learning Workshops

    These one hour workshops can be delivered in your workplace by one of our organisers or a trained UNISON lay tutor or Branch Union Learning Rep. If you would be interested in running any of these courses in your workplace please contact educationse@unison.co.uk. Health and wellbeing Mental Health Awareness Staying Strong – stress management Menopause […]

    Demand Driven Courses

    As part of our Life Long Learning initiatives and in connection with the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), UNISON South East is offering to members the following fully funded one day workshops. Power to be You: confidence building Would you like to feel more confident or assertive? This workshop will help you improve your self-esteem and […]

    Life Long Learning

    Learning doesn’t need to stop when we leave formal education and if we want to move forward in a career then continuous learning is essential. Many of us will not have had positive early education experiences, and returning to learning can be daunting. But UNISON, and the partners we work with, will ensure that if […]

      Settlement agreements

      All settlement agreements (formerly known as Compromise Agreements) and other termination agreements such as MARS must be sent to the Region for the necessary legal advice from Thompsons Solicitors. A UNISON Case form is not required, please complete the settlement agreement form instead and send it together with the draft settlement agreement – once the […]

      Contact information

      Ryan Slaughter - Regional Political Officer
      UNISON South East
      Ranger House
      Guildford
      Surrey
      GU1 4UL
      r.slaughter@unison.co.uk