Care Quality Commission staff will work to rule over pay

Hundreds of staff at the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are to work to rule from next week in a dispute over pay, says their union UNISON today (Friday).

A watershed moment in attitudes towards racism – remembering Stephen Lawrence

A guest blog from Sandra Charles (pictured on right of image), UNISON South East deputy regional convenor

NHS spending over £1m a week on private ambulances for 999 callouts, says UNISON

In the South East region South Central Ambulance Service spent £19m over the past financial year on private emergency services, with South East Coast Ambulance Service spending around £6m a year.

Decisive outcome as UNISON members vote to accept NHS pay offer in England

Almost three-quarters of health members voted to accept the offer with over 150,000 having their say

Environment agency workers to walk out for four more days

The government needs a properly staffed Environment Agency if natural habitats and water sources are to be protected.

Raise wage offer and prevent more university strikes, says UNISON

Staff at the Universities of Sussex and Winchester are being balloted for strike action over pay from 4 April

Surrey County Council staff vote overwhelmingly to reject pay offer

Over 87% of UNISON members reject ‘inadequate’ pay offer and vote to move to a formal strike ballot

All women convenors group elected by Regional Council

In an historic result, Rosita Ellis, Sharon Gedling and Sandra Charles were elected as the Regional Convenor Team for UNISON South East

UNISON wins settlement for 800 workers in Brighton and Hove

After a decade of campaigning, UNISON has secured up to £2,000 for workers over historic pay inequality

Environment agency workers begin fresh wave of industrial action

UNISON members working at the agency have seen pay fall since 2011, meaning that staff effectively work one day a week for free

Taking year of Black workers into the heart of government

On 21 February, Bill Acharjee from the Black members committee attended a cross party roundtable event in Portcullis House aimed at combatting racism

We will be talking to resolve NHS pay dispute for members

But ignoring NHS workers for this long was a big mistake and refusing to take their concerns seriously has been hugely damaging for all involved

The gendered impact of the cost of living crisis and what this means for UNISON women

At UNISON’s women’s conference, our region called for more to be done to help women during the cost of living crisis

University of Brighton and Winchester workers to strike again over wages

Staff at the two universities are taking a third round of strike action over pay

Recap: Environment Agency workers take second day of strike action over pay

Environment Agency workers started a 12-hour strike at 7am on Wednesday 8 February, alongside their Prospect colleagues. Here’s some of the action