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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 previous year’s income allocation on honoraria at their branch AGM.
These guidance notes are designed to help branches and organisers navigate the regional and national processes for the payment of branch honoraria. Regional Honoraria Contacts: Claire Harvey / email@example.com 2023 Honoraria Panel Meeting Dates: The Regional Honoraria Panel is a lay member committee which adjudicates on honoraria proposals made by branches which require any decision […]
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A number of coaches have been arranged across the South East to help transport UNISON members, and their family and friends, to the It’s Our NHS demonstration on 4 March. Find details of coaches in your area and how to book seats below. Or you can find out more about #ourNHS at www.ourNHS.info. If you […]
Our electricity industry members range from clerical and administrative staff through to senior managers. Many work in call centres and in billing and data processing, facilities and human resources, among others. Since privatisation, UNISON’s support for people working in the electricity industry covers members working for a variety of companies, many of which have moved […]