UNISON Southampton District branch tackles violence in schools

Guest blog from UNISON Southampton District Branch Organiser Ben Martin

PASNAS and USS: University staff deserve a decent pension

At University of Southampton, campus trade unions rallied with sympathetic students to protest attacks on staff pension schemes. Although only members of USS scheme are currently on strike as part of UCU’s national industrial action, at this university all staff pensions are under threat and in various stages of consultation. This is why members of […]

Regional Council AGM Sends Message of Solidarity

24 February’s AGM sent a message of support to striking Birmingham Home Carers

Pension consultation underway at the University of Southampton

Support members at the university and sign the petition to help save PASNAS

UNISON saves the pay in Surrey County

A fantastic campaign by members of UNISON’s Surrey County branch has seen staff receive the pay rise they were entitled to. UNISON Members in the Adult Social Care workforce in Surrey County Council don’t seem to hear much positive news about their jobs these days, but February 2018 brought some very good news indeed, and a […]

Student membership – essential cover from day one

As the largest public sector trade union with nearly half a million members working in health care, UNISON is a natural home for nursing and other AHP students. That’s why organisers attend student inductions at universities across the country like the University of Southampton – to talk to the future of the health service and […]

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

The Reigate and Banstead branch organised a free screening of the film Suffragette to celebrate the centenary

100 years of the vote for women

COHSE nursing students taking action in 1948 On the 6th February 1918 the Representation of the People Act gave women the vote for the first time. It is the case that not all women benefited from this legislation as the vote for women would continue to have restrictions until 1928 when women would achieve universal […]

February is LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Currently, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to the United States and the United Kingdom. LGBT History Month was initiated in the UK by Sue Sanders, […]

Hampshire Health branch giving back to the community

Supporting charities Testlands and Southampton City Mission

UNISON stress seminar launches new stress toolkit

Following on from a highly successful UNISON Stress Seminar held in November, UNISON has launched a Stress Toolkit for branches and activists. The toolkit has great advice on how to organising and bargain around the issues of stress in the workplace with practical help and advice. Download UNISON Stress Toolkit  

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. […]