Georgia attended her first UNISON meeting—see what happened next!

Georgia Norton, young members’ officer at Colchester Borough Council branch, tells us about how she became involved in UNISON In my branch I am not just the young members’ officer but hold the role as branch treasurer and steward. Having only been a member for two years, I knew I wanted to get involved in the […]

It’s time to take a stand against bullying

This year the region’s young members group will be focusing on the problems of bullying and harassment in the workplace. Three quarters of young members experience bullying and harassment at work – with 7% of those experiencing violence, a survey carried out by UNISON in Scotland has found. The survey also showed that over 50% of these cases were not […]

UNISON and Queen Elizabeth Hospital sign apprenticeship agreement

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn has signed a formal apprenticeship agreement with the local UNISON branch. The agreement is a declaration of intent between the Trust and trade unions to work together in partnership around apprentices. The agreement sets out the Employer’s processes around designing structured apprentice job roles, apprentice pay and conditions, […]

Louise Fountain tells us why she decided on an apprenticeship in the NHS

I started working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in May 2015 and am due to finish in May 2016. I had been working in retail, but I was working unsocial hours and I really wanted to find an office job. I saw this position advertised on the NHS jobs page and thought it looked really […]

Apprenticeships and UNISON – why the two go together

If you’re thinking about being an apprentice or are already an apprentice and are thinking about joining us take a look at our two new videos. In the first members with apprenticeships talk about what’s good about being an apprentice and in the second why they decided to join UNISON. Branches may find these videos useful […]

So you think you could never speak at a UNISON conference?

Neither did young member Victoria Haddow, so she did something about it After a few months on the Regional Young Members Committee I fancied a challenge! I’d heard that another young member, Stacey Davies from Cambridge had spoken at last year’s National Local Government Conference. That was something I couldn’t see myself doing, at least […]