PPE, sick pay and shielding: how branches across the region have supported members during Covid-19

With regional meetings and events currently suspended due to lockdown and social distancing, we recently held several informal branch forums, initially focusing on the branches engaged in frontline work during the crisis. The first forums were held the day after the televised announcement from the PM that lockdown was to be eased.   Branches shared their experiences during Covid-19 lockdown, including success stories, issues […]

Southampton City Council Commits to UNISON Care Charter

The council’s Labour team pledge to sign UNISON’s Ethical and residential care charters on May 7th Announcement made in Labour’s manifesto pledges for upcoming election Council will be first in country to sign up to Residential Care Charter   Southampton City Council will join local authorities nationwide in signing up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, […]

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 […]

New Year, Same Low Pay

The UNISON New Year begins in spring, with AGM season offering an opportunity to reflect on the previous year. But in many ways, any break is artificial. Many of the battles, concerns and issues that our union holds are long standing; in many places, such as Hampshire Health branch, work begun in 2016 will continue […]

East Surrey Hospital- Car Parking Charges

UNISON believes introducing the increase in charges with such a short notice period does not give members and staff ample time to prepare for such a rise.