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About UNISON South East

UNISON is one of the UK’s largest trade unions, serving more than 1.3 million members. We represent full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors. What we do UNISON represents and acts for members working in a range of public services and utilities. […]

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South West regional committee

This body is elected from all UNISON South West Branches and lay structures.  It provides leadership across the region on campaigns, organising and bargaining.  Its officers are Kevin Judd and Trudie Brailey (Co-Convenors), Debbie Russell (Deputy Convenor) as well as Joanne Kaye (Regional Secretary). Members are elected to South West Committee by standing for one of the […]

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Young Members

UNISON has almost 5,000 young members in the South East. If you are a UNISON member and under 27 years of age you are automatically entitled to participate as a young member. Young members’ groups work to: encourage recruitment, organisation and participation of young workers provide a powerful voice for young members give young members […]

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Democracy

Democracy is at the heart of everything we do in UNISON, from what we campaign on, to the rules governing membership of our organisation. All members in UNISON belong to a local branch. Almost 100,000 members in 110 local branches form UNISON South East. Our members are our strength and our democracy is how members […]

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About us

We are UNISON South West, made up of 90,000 public service workers. From hospitals to town halls, schools to street cleaners, libraries to police stations, we are the people who keep Britain going twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Our members unite together in the belief that all workers deserve to live with dignity […]

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Branch Honoraria

These guidance notes are designed to help branches and organisers navigate the regional and national processes for the payment of branch honoraria. COVID-19 The following process has been put in place for branches that intended to award honoraria at their branch AGM, but had to delay the meeting because of the Covid-19 outbreak. Please complete […]

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Strategic committees

Responsible for detailed work on the right strategy to reach UNISON’s goals are three strategic committees. Campaigns, communications and political development Campaign effectively to secure high quality public services Ensure clear lines of communication between members and their union representatives, and vice versa Get the region’s voice heard in policy debates at a local and national […]

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South West regional council

Regional Council brings together branches from across the region three times a year, to discuss the current issues affecting our members across the region.  It meets in January after the annual Get Active event, May, when we hold annual elections, and October. Delegates are elected by each branch and UNISON rules ensure delegations reflect the […]

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Democracy

Ordinary workers come together in UNISON to win fairer, healthier and more productive workplaces. The union’s staff work hard to enable members to lead the work, set priorities, and build the union. Each UNISON region has a Regional Secretary who is in charge of the day-to-day running of the union and is responsible to the General […]

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Disabled Members

UNISON is committed to achieving equality for all by fighting disability discrimination and campaigning to remove barriers to employment in the workplace. Through self organisation disabled members help the Union to identify and challenge discrimination. This helps build equality throughout the work of the Union. It can also be a valuable way for members to […]

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