Autumn Programme of Courses

Learn new skills with free courses from UNISON and National Numeracy  UNISON are delighted to introduce details and information about our new Autumn programme of courses, all of which are free to UNISON members and can be found here.  If you are interested in any of...

General Secretary Election & Hustings

The general secretary election is your chance to vote to elect the most senior person in the union. The general secretary represents you and the other 1.3 million members of UNISON in meetings with politicians across the UK, in discussions with employers and when...

Members employed by Dolce Catering within Schools

We are reaching out to any members employed by “Dolce” Catering company within schools who have had any concerns about reductions in pay and hours of employment.  If you have any concerns or issues that you wish to discuss please make contact with the Branch Office on...

Demand an extension on exit payments

As well as implementing the punitive and unfair £95,000 cap on all public sector exit payments, the Government has also launched a separate consultation on reforming exit payments in local government. This consultation, launched by the Ministry for Housing,...

2021/22 NJC Pay Claim: Branch Consultation

The options on the pay claim were discussed and agreed by the UNISON NJC Committee on 5 October 2020. Branches are asked to consult members as widely as possible on the proposed options for the claim to find out members’ views and preferences.  If you want to know...

Personal Injury Settlements – August 2020

In August, UNISON helped members in the West Midlands receive £155,384  in Personal Injury Settlements. UNISON provides quality legal services for employment-related and non-work issues at no extra cost to members and their family. In fact, UNISON provides the...

The £95k cap on exit payments

Despite continued opposition from UNISON and others – the government is about to bring in a cap of £95,000 on public sector exit payments. The last vote in Parliament has taken place and the final regulations are awaited. Once this happens, there will be a 21-day...

Black History Month

For UNISON, Black History Month is a time to acknowledge and celebrate achievements of Black people throughout history. So Black History Month is a key time to Organise and provide an opportunity to discuss wider issues affecting the Black community. There are also...