Equal work, equal pay: Brighton social workers take strike action

Social workers employed by Brighton and Hove Council took strike action over pay on Tuesday 7 November, with UNISON assistant general secretary Jon Richards joining the lively picket line led by young women workers. Over a hundred adult social workers walked out for 24 hours after voting for industrial action in September. UNISON says staff […]

Equality Conference 2023 shows we’re stronger when we’re organised

Trade unionism is all about getting organised, and organising around equality is a vital way for underrepresented groups to increase their voice both at work and within the union. On Friday 13 October 2023, our Equality Conference was an opportunity for activists and members from across the region to come together and equip themselves with […]

“On strike – can’t pay the rent!”

On Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 October, cleaners, technicians, librarians and other members of higher education staff across England and Scotland took strike action.

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Black History Month 2023 events

Get involved with activities and events to celebrate Black History Month 2023

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Guest blog: Black History Month 2023

UNISON South East Black members committee co-chair Skip Bawa writes about his experience of Black History Month

International seminar 2023 sends message of solidarity to Colombia

In September 2023, activists from three UNISON regions gathered in London to learn, share and develop our joint international campaigning work.

University staff to hold coordinated strikes over pay, says UNISON

Five Universities in the South East taking strike action on 2 and 3 October 2023.

Striking workers by a sign for the University of Sussex

We’re not paid Kenough! University of Sussex strike (day 2)

Thursday 17 August saw day 2 of the strike by professional services staff at the University of Sussex. Here’s what happened.

A group of stiking workers at the UNiversity of Sussex.

University of Sussex staff on strike (day 1)

On 16 August 2023, professional services staff from the University of Sussex walked out for 48 hours in a dispute over pay. Here’s a round-up from day 1 on the picket lines.

Sussex University strike over pay ramps up next week, says UNISON

Industrial action will take place during ‘clearing week’, which will disrupt the process of filling courses with vacant spots, the union says.

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Black members autumn 2023 newsletter

The latest edition of the UNISON South East Black members newsletter has been published now.

Southampton celebrates Windrush Day 2023

On 22 June, members of our Southampton District branch held an event to commemorate the incredible contribution of members of the Windrush generation to our communities.

It’s South Asian heritage month

South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) takes place from 18 July to 17 August and in 2023 the theme is ‘Stories to Tell’.

Winchester University strike over pay ramps up this week

Three more days of strike action at the University of Winchester follow seven taken in June this year.

Check out UNISON’s local government podcast

Featuring Sandra Charles – UNISON South East deputy regional convenor