Ipswich Hospital and Colchester Hospital special report on merger plan Spring 2018

Ipswich and Colchester health branches have published an eight page report on the proposed merger of the two hospital trusts. Download your your copy of the report

ONE UNISON programme, creche and costs

Programme Saturday 08:45 – 09:55 Delegate and creche registration Take the opportunity to browse around our UNISON service provider information stalls 10:00 – 12:45 Courses/workshops running Please check with the registration desk where the courses/workshops are being held 12:45 – 13:30 Lunch Take the opportunity to browse around our UNISON service provider information stalls Creche […]

ONE UNISON gala dinner

Our celebration Gala Dinner and awards ceremony will take place on Saturday evening UNISON president Margaret McKee and the general secretary Dave Prentis will be our guests and key note speakers on this celebratory evening The evening’s entertainment line up includes stand up comedian and former senior Labour party advisor Ayesha Hazarika. While returning to her stand-up […]

ONE UNISON branch and activist awards

In recognition of the dedicated work that our Branches and activists carried out during 2017 we are very pleased to introduce our Branch and activists awards, covering a number of key areas such as organising, recruitment and learning. There are several awards up for grabs and the winners will be announced at the gala meal. […]

The ONE UNISON weekend extravaganza

A weekend of workshops, awards, courses and comedy UNISON is now 25 years old, so we’ve decided to celebrate. And you’re invited to the party. On 19 and 20 May we’ll be running courses for new or recently elected branch officers, workshops for activists, and on Saturday evening a gala dinner and awards ceremony. Taking […]

Spotlight on working with UNISON to support Apprentices

#NAW2018 Spotlight on … Working with UNISON to support Apprentices 7th March 2018 National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2018 runs from 5 – 9 March 2018 and is an opportunity not only to celebrate the success of established apprenticeships already underway, but also a chance to share some of the support options available to councils across the […]

Deaths in eastern England reveal true extent of NHS winter crisis

The true extent of the winter crisis affecting the NHS has become clear as it was revealed that 20 deaths might have been avoided in the East of England over Christmas. During this time there were lengthy delays in ambulances responding to 999 calls. UNISON is calling for an independent inquiry into why the East […]

UNISON There for You – Winter Fuel Grants 2017-2018

Worried about paying your Winter Fuel Bill? Get help staying warm this winter. With rising fuel costs and another cold winter many members are worried about how they’re going to pay this year’s winter fuel bills. Help is on hand “There for You” has set up a limited fund to help UNISON members on low […]

Watford mayor surprises school lunchtime assistant with award for outstanding service

UNISON’s competition to find a star in Watford’s schools reached its finale on Monday as Mayor Dorothy Thornhill attended a local school to surprise a dedicated lunchtime assistant of 43 years. Gladys Coldman, who has been a lunchtime assistant at Kingsway Infant School since 1974, won the Stars In Our Schools competition after being nominated […]

Norfolk PCC forced to apologise after insulting county’s PCSOs

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Lorne Green has been forced to apologise after insulting the 150 PCSOs in the county are who under threat of redundancy. At a public meeting held Long Stratton on Tuesday the Conservative PCC said that he would not employ more PCSOs even if he had “all the money in […]

Save our Southend libraries

UNISON members from the Southend branch spent last Thursday visiting their local libraries as part of the annual Save Our Local Services campaign. This year’s SOS challenged the government’s library cuts and defended our precious library services and library workers.             The campaign highlighted how important  libraries and library workers […]

Tell your MP – Keep Norfolk PCSOs

If you live in Norfolk you can write to your MP and tell them why it’s important that we keep our PCSOs. You can find out who your MP is on the WriteToThem website. It also lets you send your MP an email. If you prefer to write a letter it should be sent to: […]

Norfolk and Norwich win prestigious partnership working award

The Norfolk and Norwich health branch along with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were awarded the Social Partnership Forum (SPF) Award at the annual Health People Management Association (HPMA) Excellence Awards ceremony held in London in June. The SPF partnership award was given in recognition of the trust’s A new attendance policy: a […]

Let your MP know you need a pay rise

  Since the election on June 8th the debate over ending austerity has been raging stronger than ever. It’s now important that everyone in our movement keeps the pressure on the government. The end to the pay cap needs to be the first stage in austerity’s downfall. Public sector workers like ambulance drivers, nurses and […]

Message from the regional secretary Chris Jenkinson

I was recently appointed as regional secretary for UNISON Eastern following the retirement of my predecessor Glyn Hawker. Glyn did a great job in her time as regional secretary and she’s handed over a region in great shape. I look forward to working alongside branches and activists, helping to organise and support our members in […]