During the biggest economic and employment crisis in a generation, we must save union learning

With redundancies rising, the need to retrain and upskill has never been greater

Surviving the pandemic and shielding my family

We meet Georgie, a 27 year old Support Worker who had to move out of her home to protect her family during the first wave of the pandemic

Update on regional events into 2021

The Regional Convenor Team and Regional Secretary continue to express dismay over the Government’s handling of the pandemic and deep concerns over the sharp rise in cases across the UK. The region’s priorities remain to protect the health and wellbeing of our members, their colleagues and families, and to support members working on the front-line of this […]

Save Union Learning

Sign the petition and ask the government to reverse the cuts to union learning

Covid vaccine roll-out must not involve private firms

There must be no repeat of test and trace foul-ups

UNISON will continue to oppose ‘outrageous’ exit payment plans

Thousands will suffer in retirement due to government’s public sector exit-payment cap, says UNISON

​Some employers only paying lip service to Black staff’s Covid fears

The stakes are too high for employers to get this wrong, says UNISON

Black Lives still Matter

October is Black History Month, and we hear from Rosita Ellis, chair of the Regional Black Members Committee

Vibrant and positive debate at The Patriarchy and the Pandemic

With face to face events on hold during Covid-19, the South East Regional Women’s Forum went virtual this year

Government breaks pledge to stop low-paid health & care staff paying twice to use the NHS

Boris Johnson promised a lifeline to low-paid workers then callously pulled it away

The story behind our massive legal win for homecare workers

‘The best of trade union empowerment’. UNISON branch officers, lawyers and members recall a four-year battle to win pay justice

Petition launches to get COVID tests for all education staff

Westminster government’s testing priority list only includes ‘teachers’ for education in England, forgetting the rest of the education team

Too little, too late?

The announcement of a replacement for the furlough scheme this week is welcomed, but have they gone far enough to stop the spread of the virus, and protect jobs?

Government must do more to keep schools open and safe

Joint unions for school staff write to education secretary

UNISON NHS workers join in with #OneTeam2K

Health branches across the region took part in two days of campaigning on Thursday and Friday, to ask the government for early action on NHS pay. Branches used social media and took part in socially distanced events to press home the message that health workers deserve much more than applause for their efforts during the […]