More support needed for Slough Borough Council, says UNISON

Ministers need to urgently agree a package of support for Slough and all local authorities

Undoing the NHS market a necessary step, but absence of a plan for social care disappointing

Commenting on the publication yesterday (Thursday) of the health and social care white paper, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Scaling back the damaging internal market that forces the NHS to compete against itself and the private sector can’t happen soon enough. “Eight years ago, the then government was warned its changes wouldn’t work and would […]

Louder, better, safer, stronger in #HeartUNISON Week!

Heart Unions Week takes place every year in the second week of February. In pre-COVID times, we would have been out and about in workplaces, talking to colleagues about the many ways that UNISON can support members, and encouraging others to join. This year our celebration of trade unions has moved online, but it’s still […]

UNISON SE celebrates LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month is back again this February and we are encouraging all our members to join the celebrations. Though we are still restricted by the lockdown there are some terrific events planned and lots of resources available for branches. After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is “more important than ever” to celebrate […]

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