This year’s Regional Strategy Weekend took place on 29 and 30 September at the Arora Hotel in Crawley. 90 delegates from across the length and breadth of the South East came together to find out more about UNISON’s priority campaigns and plan our activity for the year ahead.
We were joined by Angela Rayner MP who spoke passionately about her political journey, which has taken her from care worker and UNISON activist in Manchester, to the halls of Westminster as Shadow Secretary of State for Education.
And Angela was on hand to present our inaugural Proud to be in UNISON Above and Beyond Awards, presented to stewards nominated by members for doing something truly outstanding for the union over the past year.
We were also joined by Emma Proctor who spoke about Trans rights issues and campaigning and by newly elected MPs Anneliese Dodds (Oxford East), Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton Kemptown) and Matt Rodda (Reading East).
Strategy Weekend will take place on 5 & 6 October in 2018, so make a note in your diary now!