UNISON mourns the loss of Sean Amey, Surrey Police Branch

Sean Amey was a Detention Officer and UNISON Rep in Surrey Police Branch. Sadly Sean passed away on Sunday 24 January after testing positive for Covid-19 before Christmas. He was 52. We are in deep shock over what has happened, and Sean’s loss has reverberated throughout the Branch and his local police force. Julie Marshall Branch […]

A milestone nobody wanted to reach

With over 100,00 deaths due to Covid in the UK, the emotional toll will be far-reaching and long lasting, both for the bereaved and UNISON members working through the pandemic

An early wage rise for health workers in the South East would improve morale

UNISON is again calling for an early and significant wage increase for all NHS workers of at least £2,000

We all need to carry on being the light

In unprecedented times, the chance that Holocaust Memorial Day offers us, to reflect on past atrocities and current hatreds, is needed as much as ever

Pay rise immediately would reassure undervalued staff to stay in NHS

Government’s approach to NHS pay is forcing workers to question their future

When the government fails them, key workers turn to UNISON

The governments continued mishandling of the pandemic drives many people to join UNISON. We cannot and will not let them down

Have Your Say on the Member Learning Education Programme

All UNISON members in the South East are invited to help shape member education in the future

Opening nurseries to all is a threat to safety, says UNISON

Ministers must reverse the decision to keep early-years establishments open​ to all children if infection rates ​are to fall and staff ​be better protected, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Only vulnerable children and those of key workers should be allowed to attend nurseries during the pandemic, as is the case ​with primary and secondary schools, says UNISON. Nursery staff are […]

UNISON Wealden branch members conclude tribunal proceedings

UNISON is pleased to announce the conclusion of employment tribunal proceedings brought on behalf of UNISON members who were subject to a TUPE transfer in June 2019. UNISON alleged that there was a failure to provide adequate information and consultation on behalf of 35 members employed to work on a recycling and waste and collection […]

Member Learning: Helping members learn skills to use at home and in the workplace

Since April saw the closure of our offices across the region there has been a huge change the way in which we facilitate learning for our members, with all learning events now being hosted online. Online provision of learning has meant that we can continue to offer our Member Learning Programme and reach more members […]

In a year like no other, thank you!

South East regional secretary Steve Torrance gives his thanks to everyone working over Christmas and the reps who’ve supported UNISON members in 2020

Care workers in the South East  still not getting regular Covid tests, says UNISON

Care home staff in the South East are still not receiving weekly Covid tests despite government promises, according to a survey published by UNISON.      ​Almost one in ten (8%) ​of employees in residential care, who look after people aged over 65 and those with dementia, say they’ve not had regular swab checks.       This fails to fulfil a government pledge that these staff would be tested every seven days for the virus.      […]

New Year – Self Care! 2021 Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce our New Year – Self Care! webinar series open to members and non-members. Starting on 7 January 2021, there will be a webinar every Thursday (1:00pm – 2:00pm), which aims to provide members and potential members with the knowledge and support so they can look after themselves at work and […]

Reflecting on the Lawrence Review – actions and recommendations for branches

UNISON South East outlines a series of recommendations and actions that branches can take to challenge inequality for Black members at work as we navigate through the pandemic

‘One job’ rule without pay pledge could plunge care staff into poverty

Government must guarantee staff can work additional hours or get compensation for lost wages