Black Members’ Events Reports

Activism in UNISON opens up opportunities to attend events regionally and nationally, from conferences to demonstrations. Black Members’ officer, Bill Acharjee, reports on events that he has attended, which you can explore here: UNISON National Black Members Officer Conference, January 2019 ‘Stand Up To Racism’ demonstration – London, 16th March 2019 South-East Regional Black Members […]

An Introduction for Women Members

Jo Reeve, Women’s Officer, introduces herself and calls members to join the Self Organised Group of Women members in the branch. Hi, I’m Jo Reeve and I am the newly appointed Women’s Officer and Welfare Officer for the Southampton Unison Branch. It has been a challenging first few months for me due to the Covid 19 Outbreak […]

We All Stand Together!

Bill Acharjee, Black Members’ Officer, shares his thoughts and recommendations for those becoming more active in the anti-racist movement. “We All Stand Together” (also known as the Frog Chorus) was one of my favourite songs from childhood, it was written by Paul McCartney in the early 80’s about Rupert Bear who stumbles across a lake […]

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 […]