We’re building on a quarter-century of anti-racism

With Black History Month in full swing, regional secretary Tim Roberts blogs on UNISON’s role in ending racial inequality

Let’s work to stop the new normal being the same as the old one

Regional secretary Tim Roberts explains why UNISON is putting forward a new vision for public services in his latest blog

Almost everyone agrees NHS staff deserve an early pay rise. Now we need to push for one

Tim Roberts looks forward to next week’s 48-hour push for an NHS pay rise in his latest regional secretary’s blog

The classroom is quickly becoming the Covid-19 frontline

Regional convenor Becky Tye takes over the blog this week to take encourage school support staff to stand up for safety

It’s time to turn claps into action

In his latest regional secretary’s blog, Tim Roberts urges us to raise our voices loud for an NHS pay rise

Social care is broken but we have a plan to fix it

In his latest regional secretary’s blog, Tim Roberts sifts through the wreckage of our social care system and finds there’s still hope for something better

Do your bit in the crucial battle for safe workplaces

Tim Roberts turns to the vital role of health and safety reps in his latest regional secretary’s blog

Now’s our chance for a society that works for all

Acting regional secretary Tim Roberts urges public sector workers to grab this chance to shape the new normal

The fierce urgency of now – we must make sure Black Lives Matter

Acting regional secretary Tim Roberts turns to the Black Lives Matter movement in his latest blog

Back to school like never before

With many schools across the UK reopening classrooms this week, UNISON Eastern acting regional secretary talked to activists in Thurrock about going back to school for his latest blog post. The government’s rush to reopen classrooms has been the main front in UNISON’s battle against coronavirus in recent weeks. Many schools have encouraged extra students […]

There’s nothing ‘mad’ about health and safety

Continuing his blogs during the Covid-19 crisis, UNISON Eastern acting regional secretary Tim Roberts looks at the trade union movement’s renewed emphasis on safety. Safety at work has been always been central to trade unionism. Since the birthing throes of the modern trade union movement in the early 19th century, organised workers have sought to […]

Five thousand more Thank Yous from UNISON Eastern

In the first of a series of blogs during the Covid-19 crisis, UNISON Eastern acting regional secretary Tim Roberts welcomes 5,000 new members to the region. Despite all the tribulations of the last few weeks, there have been a few positives emerge. The public has rediscovered an appreciation for our public services, most clearly expressed […]