Regional Blog

Inspiring inclusion, igniting change: International Women’s Day 2024

International Women’s Day (IWD) has always been a key date in the trade union calendar, and women have long played a leading role in the labour movement. In fact, IWD was originally known as International Working Women’s Day, and was held to honour a strike by women garment workers in the USA. Subsequently the day […]

Season’s greetings from UNISON South East!

The festive season can be a difficult time for many, not least public service workers. It’s often one of the busiest periods of the year, particularly in the health sector. But the core values of trade unionism – solidarity, fairness, equality – always resonate at Christmas. Wherever you are – and however you celebrate, if at all […]

The world of work has changed irrevocably forever

Belated May Day greetings. A massive thank you to everyone supporting members through redeployment, dealing with furloughed staff and the urgent advice to members over safe working and access to appropriate PPE. I’d also like to extend my thanks to UNISON regional staff who are working incredibly hard behind the scenes to offer continuity and support, advice and assistance during these incredibly difficult times.   As the nation joined […]

Thanks alone is not enough

I want to thank you all for everything you are doing during this crisis.   A special thank you to the NHS workers, the care workers, the school staff, the refuse collectors, all of the public service workers providing key services to keep the country going. To the public service staff being redeployed into frontline work, and to those […]

Thank you to our Guardian Angels, our Public Service Champions

Local papers launch #FrontLineThankYouFund in Andover and Basingstoke to support NHS workers

Covid-19: Advice for branches

Updated 31 March 10:30am The impact of Covid-19 is a fast moving national, and international, situation with implications for all areas of our society – including with UNISON’s internal structures. The region’s priorities right now are to protect the health and wellbeing of our members, their colleagues and families, and to support our members working […]

It takes one to know one…recruit a rep this November

UNISON South East has gone from strength to strength over the last few months and is one of the top recruiting regions in the union. We’ve smashed every recruitment target going this year! That’s thanks to you, our activists, working in partnership with regional colleagues to spread the word about why UNISON is not only […]