Useful Member Learning Reading Links

Unionlearn:   Promoting Unionlearning 2018 booklet https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/publications/promoting-union-learning-reps-who-spread-word Unionlearn: Supporting black & minority ethnic apprentices https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/publications/supporting-black-and-minority-ethnic-apprentices For Branches: UNISON Organising Space https://www.unison.org.uk/get-involved/in-your-workplace/key-documents-tools-activists/organising-space/ Unionlearn Climbing Frame https://climbingframe.unionlearn.org.uk/Home Kickstart funding for branches https://learning.unison.org.uk/ulf/ The Reading Agency https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/ For Members: UNISON E-notes https://e-learning.unison.org.uk/ UNISON Financial support for learning https://learning.unison.org.uk/financial-support/ TUC E-notes https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/enotes TUC Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgX4MFSLkZp6N-P4FzC9kAQ

Reading Ahead Launch at UNISON Centre

The Reading Agency runs an annual reading challenge for adult readers, Reading Ahead. The scheme challenges less confident readers to choose six reads – this could be poems, articles, or books such as the Quick Reads series, and readers are encouraged to record their reading in a diary, to get a certificate at the end.  […]

Activist Spotlight | Jenny Ford Life Long Learning Coordinator

Jenny Ford, Lifelong learning Coordinator and Joint Branch Secretary, Portsmouth Health branch. Facilities manager for Solent NHS Trust, based at St James’s Hospital in Portsmouth. How long have you been a UNISON member? Gosh I can’t remember! I think around 18 years! How long have you been involved in member learning? The same amount of […]

A stronger union benefits us all

This September, UNISON may be even more visible in your workplace as part of a push to grow the union across the South East. On the eve of this recruitment initiative, we spoke with representatives and staff from 4 local branches about what they had planned – and, in their personal opinion, the difference that […]

46 years to save for a deposit!

Join UNISON today and be part of our campaign for genuinely affordable homes in Oxford

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across the South East, according to new UNISON research.

UNISON concern over Oxfordshire County Council Transformation Plan

Plans unveiled today (Thursday) by Oxfordshire County Council to save £33m by cutting over 600 jobs over the next two years will have a negative impact on the local economy and impact front line services says UNISON. UNISON has raised concerns over the scale of proposals and has been in discussions with the council, stressing […]

UNISON members in Adur and Worthing speak out on cuts

“You cannot keep cutting and expect the same level of care we are humans dealing with other human beings. We are not robots.”

Pension costs – are they transparent enough?

UNISON urges members to fill in questionnaire to help gather evidence for parliamentary inquiry, ending on 6 September

What happens if ambulance staff are involved in an accident?

How ambulance staff can make a personal injury claim with UNISON’s legal service

When members can’t come to you, go to them

UNISON recommends that Higher Education members reject employers’ pay offer

Southampton City Council cuts cord with Capita

A full council meeting on July 18 voted to end SCC’s relationship with Capita after 11 years

Former Police staff could be owed back-pay says UNISON

Scores of former police staff employed by Hampshire Constabulary and Sussex Police who left their police force after September 2017 could be owed hundreds of pounds in back pay under an agreement negotiated by UNISON. The issue potentially affects former police staff working across Hampshire, Isle of Wight, East Sussex and West Sussex  and relates […]

Parents fighting to save a Surrey primary school have been thrown a lifeline

Surrey County Council (SCC) has announced a “pause” in the process to shut Ripley CofE Primary School, which until this time last year had 144 pupils. The move comes after concern that officials failed to follow correct procedures during the process. UNISON South East has been working extensively to support affected members at the school, […]

Preparing for a year of Young Member activity: 2019

The 2018 National Young Members’ Weekend took place in Milton Keynes this year with 120 young members from around the country attending. South East Young Members turned out in force, with 13 delegates from a variety of local government, health, police and higher education branches coming together to discuss activism, recruitment and campaigns. The weekend […]