50 Years Since the Act – Is There Equal Pay?

The Equal Pay Act, which established the legal principle that workers should receive equal pay for equal work, was given royal assent on 29 May 1970, following the huge publicity generated by striking sewing machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant. However, 50 years on, evidence shows that men and women are still not paid equally for […]

Online Learning and Training

Opportunities to learn and train with UNISON have moved online, and there is a lot to get involved with. Below are details of: Online new stewards’ course Other activist training courses Themed directories of online learning resources Guides to getting started with IT Online workshops for UNISON members (bereavement awareness training for members in social […]

Local Government Pay Update

Jon Richards, National Secretary, has written to UNISON Local Government branches with this update on communication between the NJC Trade Unions and the Employers’ side since the improved pay offer of 2.75% was made: “As you know, the NJC Employers have made a pay offer of 2.75%, along with one extra day of annual leave […]

Coronavirus Q&A

UNISON offers members some advice on the impact of coronavirus at work Some answers to questions that members in Southampton have been asking.

Menopause Awareness Event

It’s International Women’s Day on March 8th, and to recognise this this we are putting on a Menopause Awareness drop in. The Menopause Information drop-in session will be held on Friday 6th March in Committee room 1 (Civic Centre) from 11:30am to 2:30pm On International Women’s Day we celebrate the achievements of women and call for greater equality. International women’s […]

UNISON Digital Champions Training Day

  We became Digital Champions, and you could too! Did you know that 53% of local government workers have said that new computers or equipment had come into their workplace in the last three years? This is just one of many reasons to get more digitally confident to help you and those around you. On […]

Selfie Competition – win one of our much fought over UNISON water bottles or mugs!

As part of our local advertising campaign to raise awareness of our union we have 10 electronic billboards within 500 metres of the Civic Centre.  We are asking members to take selfies with the billboards.  There will be prizes for: Best selfie Prize for anyone who sends in selfies with all ten billboards – local […]

UNISON advertising campaign live in Southampton

A new Southampton wide campaign to encourage people to join UNISON is live now across the city – on billboards and on social media. Look out for our adverts, coming to a billboard or a phone screen near you soon!

Take a peek at our Monthly Newsletter!

In this month’s issue have a look at how you can attend our Tolpuddle event. Coach spaces are available but going fast – so don’t delay! In addition get to know us and how we can help you. Southampton Branch Newsletter May 2019  

Hands off our homes – consultative ballot result

Unite members have voted to accept Labour led Southampton Council’s recommendation to keep Holcroft House open with the guarantee of Council jobs for all and other conditions UNISON members narrowly reject the revised proposals on the future of Glen Lee Southampton City Council plans a centre of excellence in dementia services Public Services recommended to […]