Mismanagement by academy trust leaves vulnerable students and staff facing huge cuts

Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement. Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement, say education unions today (Friday). […]

UNISON Greater London Labour Link Support Sadiq Khan

Greater London UNISON’s Regional Labour Link Committee today (4 September) agreed to support Sadiq Khan as Labour’s candidate for the Mayor of London. UNISON affiliates to the London Labour Party and was asked to decide whether or not they wish for Sadiq Khan to be automatically reselected as Labour’s candidate. The Committee decided to unanimously […]

Liberty Festival 2018

The Regional Disabled Members Committee (RDMC) was delighted to supports the Liberty Festival in its 16th year, along with colleagues from national office. The RDMC holds a stall, meeting with local communities and raising issues around disability rights and how UNISON supports its disabled members. Events this year included: ‘The Iron Man’ – walkabout performance, […]

UNISON celebrates NHS 70th birthday with the Mayor of London

NHS employers and staff joined together to celebrate 70 years of the NHS at City Hall on Wednesday 4 July at the invitation of UNISON and the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The seminar was one in a series of events across the capital this week recognising the extraordinary work that takes place every day […]

UNISON responds to new health secretary’s plans for NHS

Commenting on Matt Hancock’s first speech as health secretary today (Friday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Hardworking health staff will be heartened by the government’s new focus on the NHS workforce, and its commitment to tackling the issues that have such an impact on how they do their jobs. “It’s reassuring that the […]

Vote ‘Yes to Reject’ the HE pay offer

UNISON’s higher education service group executive committee, which decides UNISON policy on higher education, between UNISON HE conferences, is consulting members on the higher education employers’ 2018 final pay offer. The consultation will take place between 9 and 30 July. The employers have offered staff £425 or 2% (whichever is greater). Why you should reject […]

UNISON & NHS birthdays this July

Members may be aware that Thursday 5 July is the 70th birthday of the NHS.  This week also sees UNISON celebrate its 25th birthday. To mark the occasion, UNISON is encouraging all branches (regardless of service group)  to organise birthday-themed activities and events, such as holding birthday parties, arranging stalls to celebrating the history of […]

New Recognition Agreements In Housing Associations

UNISON has signed a new recognition agreement with the newly merged company Notting Hill Genesis. This means that our recognition as a union post-merger is secure. It also means that for Genesis employees who have never had the benefit of a union before, these employees can now join if they wish. Membership numbers are expected […]

Eric Roberts Award winners 2018

Assistant General Secretary Christina McAnea presented not one but two awards in this inaugural year of the Eric Roberts Organising Ward at Regional Council on 23 May. Following the loss of our President, Eric Roberts, in 2016, Regional Council decided to introduce an annual award in his name to acknowledge activists and branches in the […]

UNISON on the march

UNISON members marched in their tens of thousands from all across the country on 12 May in spite of the weather and step up for public services as part of the national TUC march and rally. A samba band, a giant flag, maracas and vuvuzelas, glitter, giant balloons and UNISON banners from across the union […]