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 […]