UNISON Epsom and Ewell Takes Flight

Back in 2003 – an extension to the existing Epsom Town Hall was officially opened and the “New Town Hall” as we now refer to it – was populated by staff who had previously been “housed” in old buildings all over the Borough – which were not all really fit for purpose as they tended […]

Looking Back; Planning Ahead

Reviewing the year at our 2017 Black members AGM and putting plans in place for next twelve months

Training the Next Generation of Black Leaders

Feeding back on September 2017’s Black members leadership and motion writing course

Proud to be in UNISON – top 8 brilliant things from 2017

It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to. So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together. Roll on 2018.  It wasn’t just about ET The big headline-grabbing win over the summer concerned employment tribunal fees. […]

World AIDS Day: 1st December

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide.

UNISON Celebrates Stars in Our Schools

On Friday 24th November, schools across the South East joined in the celebrations for UNISON’s ‘Stars in our Schools’. UNISON organises this nationwide celebration of the hard work by dedicated staff tucked away behind the scenes of our schools – from cleaners to catering staff, teaching and classroom assistants to technicians,admin workers to maintenance staff […]

From Lewes to Everest via London

UNISON member Kevin Miller is raising money for charity by climbing Mount Everest and running the London Marathon!

Campaigning and networking at Regional Strategy Weekend 2017

UNISON members were joined by MPs and campaigners to help build our movement

Brighton & Hove branch supports the Real Living Wage

As part of Living Wage Week 2017, UNISON has pledged £5,000 to support the city’s Living Wage Campaign

Telling parliament that government needs to Pay Up Now!

On 17 October UNISON members travlelled to Westminster to make their voices heard.

It’s Young Workers’ Month!

November is young workers’ month! We will be aiming to raise the profile of young workers and young UNISON members by recruiting and organising them to help us win better working conditions and build an even stronger union.

Social care wages scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Commenting on the government’s new scheme for social care employers that sets out to address the problems where sleep-in staff have not been paid the minimum wage, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This scheme helps no-one. The care system is creaking at the seams, and no-one wants to see it plunged further into crisis. […]

Special Education Needs

In July 2017, the Department published four research reports relating to SEND. Three of these come from the DfE-funded ‘What Works’ project, which looked at SEN support for pupils in mainstream schools and colleges.  The fourth looks at the wellbeing of secondary school pupils with SEN. The reports can be downloaded at the links below: […]

School Funding England

School Funding England The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the outcome of their consultation of the future of school funding in England. There are some significant changes from the original proposals announced earlier in the year. They have stated that there will be an additional £1.3 billion pounds for school funding over the next […]

50 years of Choice for Women

The Abortion Act became law 50 years ago this week on 27 October 1967