Black Lives still Matter

October is Black History Month, and we hear from Rosita Ellis, chair of the Regional Black Members Committee

Vibrant and positive debate at The Patriarchy and the Pandemic

With face to face events on hold during Covid-19, the South East Regional Women’s Forum went virtual this year

Government breaks pledge to stop low-paid health & care staff paying twice to use the NHS

Boris Johnson promised a lifeline to low-paid workers then callously pulled it away

The story behind our massive legal win for homecare workers

‘The best of trade union empowerment’. UNISON branch officers, lawyers and members recall a four-year battle to win pay justice

Petition launches to get COVID tests for all education staff

Westminster government’s testing priority list only includes ‘teachers’ for education in England, forgetting the rest of the education team

Too little, too late?

The announcement of a replacement for the furlough scheme this week is welcomed, but have they gone far enough to stop the spread of the virus, and protect jobs?

Government must do more to keep schools open and safe

Joint unions for school staff write to education secretary

UNISON NHS workers join in with #OneTeam2K

Health branches across the region took part in two days of campaigning on Thursday and Friday, to ask the government for early action on NHS pay. Branches used social media and took part in socially distanced events to press home the message that health workers deserve much more than applause for their efforts during the […]

NHS workers in the South East call on government to show its appreciation

An early pay rise of at least £2,000 to every NHS worker is needed

Care funding must get through to those who need it, says UNISON

Ministers must get tough with care employers

South East regional council nominates Paul Holmes in general secretary election

Voting in the election opens to all eligible UNISON members on 28 October

A mixture of relief and anxiety

It’s back to school, but far from ‘back to normal’ for UNISON members and the wider community

Supporting members through the pandemic and beyond – new learning opportunities

UNISON South East have created a webinar series that hope to offer members information and support on a variety of topics that have become a concern since the coronavirus pandemic. There are 8 webinars in the series titled ‘Time for Change’ and this started with the first webinar ‘Redundancy Support and Information’ which took place […]

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON

A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and paramedics – says this rise is the equivalent of around £1 an hour […]

Dismay as social work degree students at Ruskin College are left in limbo, says UNISON

UNISON has written to Oxford’s Ruskin College principal, Paul Di Felice, calling for additional support for students left in limbo by a decision to close social work courses. Students, many of whom are UNISON members, were informed this week that from September 2020 the college will no longer be running social work degree courses.  UNISON understands the move has come as result of Social Work England not re-accrediting Ruskin […]