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.
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 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. Regional Honoraria Contacts: Claire Harvey / email@example.com 2021 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 […]
UNISON supports more than 17,000 members working in water companies, the Environment Agency, passenger transport executives, bus companies, the Canal and River Trust, and regional and local airports. Around half of these members work in frontline customer service jobs and the remainder in infrastructure, technical, scientific and maintenance roles. UNISON is the leading union in […]
The Community and Voluntary sector represents workers from organisation including charities, other voluntary-sector organisations, not-for-profit organisations and grant-aided projects and work in a variety of areas including housing and care. The South East Community Forum meets four times a year and focuses on defending pay, sickness absence, health and safety and funding issues, which are […]
UNISON is one of the largest unions in police and the justice system, with more than 50,000 members. The service group welcomes members from the police service, probation service, Child and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service and private companies working in police and probation. The Committee meets four times a year and campaigns on […]
UNISON represents more education staff than any other trade union in the UK. Our 350,000 members in education give us a powerful voice to campaign against inequalities, challenge unfair pay practices and speak out on issues that affect our working lives and the quality of public services. Our Higher Education Committee meets four times a […]