Financial Wellbeing Week for Members

UNISON’s National Office have organised a national Financial wellbeing week for members with a selection of training, webinars and information to enable members to gain some insight into their finances and their financial wellbeing, This will run during the week commencing 3rd May. There are webinars from our UNISON Living partner Lighthouse Financial on financial […]

Unison member learning opportunities

Makaton taster session in May and June There are a few places left but these are limited.  Priority was given to those who had previously registered for the workshop last year but then had to cancel due to Covid.  It is now open for ULRs. This is a free workshop, no cost to your branch.  Please […]

Annual General Meeting – 17 March 2021 at 5.00pm

The AGM is an important meeting for all members. It provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about the work of the union, you can see how branch finances have been used and you can help to set policy and agree priorities for the year ahead.  The AGM also provides an opportunity for you […]

Get the most out of UNISON

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There for You launches COVID-19 response fund

There for You is UNISON’s unique charity, set up to help members in difficulties – and this year, the COVID-19 crisis is making life harder for many of our already-stretched members. Because more of you are struggling, There for You has set up a special fund to respond to calls for help needed especially because […]

Coronavirus: Important advice

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, find out what your rights at work are if taking sick leave or self-isolating. UNISON National advice UK Government advice ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Universal Credit website

Coronavirus: UNISON helping members financially

UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity is still operating during the current health crisis and is asking branches for financial support UNISON is responding to the national coronavirus crisis by offering practical help to members experiencing financial hardship. Staff at the union’s dedicated charity, There for You, are seeking to reassure members that they are still offering […]

Council workers protest about low pay prior to pay talks

Proper funding for local authorities is needed in order to protect jobs, pay staff properly. The unions have tabled a pay claim calling for a 10 per cent increase for all staff and for a minimum rate of £10 per hour. They are also calling for a two hour reduction in the working week (with […]

Going for growth

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Going from strength to strength

”UNISON is going from strength to strength,” the union’s national executive council heard at its meeting in London today. “We are continuing to grow, with membership increasing by 8,413 so far this year,” general secretary Dave Prentis told the meeting. He noted that the biggest growth occurred during the week of the Labour Party conference […]