The UNISON South East Equality Calendar for 2023 is now live! View this year’s equality calendar Equality is at the heart of everything we do as a union, and we want to make it as easy as possible for UNISON members to get involved. We hope it will be useful for you in knowing when […]
Since the AGM in 2020, work has been underway to identify barriers to participation with our regional democracy and identify new initiatives to grow activism in our region
Cardiff City Hall played host to inaugural gathering of Young Members, with a speech from Angela Rayner MP.
We hear from one of our Young Member activists on why they felt they had to stand up for young workers
The region’s Young Members are coming together after the toughest 18 months of their lives
As a result of COVID-19, many conferences and meetings have had to be cancelled. With this in mind, UNISON South East organised a series of online sessions in place of the usual regional Equality Conference–online and live. The Conference was opened by Regional Manager and Head of Equality, Jo Galloway. “This year has been like […]
We’re now almost half way through TUC Young Workers Month 2020 and want to thank the young members who have already got in touch as part of our ‘Time to be Heard’ campaign. We have heard some really positive stories from our young members of their experiences of working throughout the pandemic, as well as […]
For UK trade unions, November is Young Workers month. Young workers are recognised within UNISON as being under-27 and have their own officers and section within our union. This means that that UNISON has dedicated resources that help our union’s 63,000 young workers to help amplify their voices and win on the issues that matter […]
We meet Georgie, a 27 year old Support Worker who had to move out of her home to protect her family during the first wave of the pandemic
Anyone can be infected by COVID-19. But it’s increasingly clear that that’s where the equality ends
The 2018 National Young Members’ Weekend took place in Milton Keynes this year with 120 young members from around the country attending. South East Young Members turned out in force, with 13 delegates from a variety of local government, health, police and higher education branches coming together to discuss activism, recruitment and campaigns. The weekend […]
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.
Jo is a young member from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Justice branch. She is a member of the South East Young Members’ Forum and also sits on National Young Members’ Forum.
The nation faces a desperate housing crisis. We need to build at least 250,000 homes per year to meet housing demand but less than half the homes we need are being built. The acute shortage of housing – particularly social and affordable housing – has led to spiralling rents and house prices across the nation […]
The government has launched its campaign to raise awareness of the increase in national minimum wage rates – and the so-called national living wage – which will come into force on 1 April. The new rates are: 25 and over – £7.50 an hour; 21 to 24 – £7.05 an hour; 18 to 20 – […]