World AIDS Day: 1st December

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide.

UNISON Celebrates Stars in Our Schools

On Friday 24th November, schools across the South East joined in the celebrations for UNISON’s ‘Stars in our Schools’. UNISON organises this nationwide celebration of the hard work by dedicated staff tucked away behind the scenes of our schools – from cleaners to catering staff, teaching and classroom assistants to technicians,admin workers to maintenance staff […]

From Lewes to Everest via London

UNISON member Kevin Miller is raising money for charity by climbing Mount Everest and running the London Marathon!

Campaigning and networking at Regional Strategy Weekend 2017

UNISON members were joined by MPs and campaigners to help build our movement

Brighton & Hove branch supports the Real Living Wage

As part of Living Wage Week 2017, UNISON has pledged £5,000 to support the city’s Living Wage Campaign

Telling parliament that government needs to Pay Up Now!

On 17 October UNISON members travlelled to Westminster to make their voices heard.

It’s Young Workers’ Month!

November is young workers’ month! We will be aiming to raise the profile of young workers and young UNISON members by recruiting and organising them to help us win better working conditions and build an even stronger union.

Social care wages scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Commenting on the government’s new scheme for social care employers that sets out to address the problems where sleep-in staff have not been paid the minimum wage, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This scheme helps no-one. The care system is creaking at the seams, and no-one wants to see it plunged further into crisis. […]

Special Education Needs

In July 2017, the Department published four research reports relating to SEND. Three of these come from the DfE-funded ‘What Works’ project, which looked at SEN support for pupils in mainstream schools and colleges.  The fourth looks at the wellbeing of secondary school pupils with SEN. The reports can be downloaded at the links below: […]

School Funding England

School Funding England The Department for Education (DfE) has announced the outcome of their consultation of the future of school funding in England. There are some significant changes from the original proposals announced earlier in the year. They have stated that there will be an additional £1.3 billion pounds for school funding over the next […]

50 years of Choice for Women

The Abortion Act became law 50 years ago this week on 27 October 1967

Why public service employers should Pay Up Now!

The first two weeks of October saw UNISON branches across the region organise events to promote the work they do locally and to call for an end to the government’s pay cap. This cap means that the average public sector worker has seen a pay increase of just 4.4% between 2010-2016 – in real terms, […]

Cuts to mental health leave staff facing violence and aggression says UNISON

Reduced funding to mental health services across the UK and in the South East is leaving staff vulnerable to violence and aggression from patients, and means they cannot provide the level of care needed, says UNISON. The report, Struggling to Cope, paints a bleak picture of the country’s mental health services – for both staff […]

The timeline of a crime

You call 999, you’re put through to someone, the police arrive… But of course, it’s never as simple as that. UNISON members at Leicestershire Police take us behind the scenes

Pay cap must be lifted for police staff too, say unions

The government needs to come up with the cash to fund a decent pay rise for police staff this year or jobs and services will be cut, the GMB, UNISON and Unite have warned today (Monday). Police employers have said that without extra money from the Home Office, they are not in a position to make […]