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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
UNISON is the largest trade union representing healthcare students. We are the union that delivers for members – whether it’s a bigger pay rise, more money for new starters in the NHS or getting people to the rate for the job quicker. UNISON is at the forefront of making life better for NHS staff. We […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Health and wellbeing Mental Health Awareness Staying Strong – stress management Menopause […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The UNISON CASE form The UNISON Caseform should be used in conjunction with UNISON’s nationally adopted Representation Guide (dated January 2016) and provides a means to: ensure that branch reps have all the key facts and information they need from the outset; monitor branch casework and the kind of cases being raised by our members; […]
Case referrals during Covid-19 All of our regional offices are closed until further notice, with all staff working remotely. CASE forms and supporting documents should be sent by email to email@example.com No documentation should be sent by post to any regional office. To support branches during this time, a new version of the UNISON CASE […]
This form should be completed by a representative of branches wishing to award over 10% of their 2019 income allocation on honoraria at their 2020 branch AGM. This form should also be completed by branches that had to postpone their 2020 AGM due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
These guidance notes are designed to help branches and organisers navigate the regional and national processes for the payment of branch honoraria. COVID-19 The following process has been put in place for branches that intended to award honoraria at their branch AGM, but had to delay the meeting because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Please complete […]