Author Archive for Sarah Pickett

Women’s History Month

    Celebrate Women’s History Month with UNISON, details in link below. https://southeast.unison.org.uk/campaigns/womens-history-month-2021/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SE%20Activist%2026.02.21&utm_source=South%20East&utm_content=Find%20out%20more%20about%20Women%27s%20History%20Month

UNISON Celebrates LGBT+ History month

More info about what the South East Regional LGBT+ group are doing during LGBT+ History month. If you are an LGBT+ UNISON member here at the Uni and want to know more about the group or how to get more involved there are links in the below page on the UNISON South East website. Alternatively you could contact Sarah Pickett…

UNISON Webinar for LGBT+ History month, Wednesday 24th February

News from UNISON South East Regional LGBT+ Group. Please join us for a special webinar in celebration of LGBT+ History Month this February to which all members and activists are welcome to attend. Susan Mawhood, UNISON National Officer for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender+ Equality, will be with us to discuss UNISON’s history supporting the LGBT+ Community and the excellent work…

Petition to Stop Redundancies at Sheffield Halllam University Students Union

Staff at Sheffield Hallam University’s Students’ Union are fearful for their jobs, following the start of formal consultation this week on proposals to restructure the organisation and slash staff numbers. 40% of Students’ Union staff have been formally placed “at risk”. Please sign this petition to stop these proposed redundancies at Sheffield Hallam University Students Union.   https://www.change.org/p/sheffield-hallam-students-union-stop-redundancies-at-sheffield-hallam-students-union    

Our branch’s nomination for General Secretary

Our branch committee nominated Paul Holmes for UNISON General Secretary because: Paul has the best record of leadership and fighting for members; Paul is the members’ candidate, from the shop floor; Paul will take the job on his current wage of £32,000, declining the £100,000 available; Paul will massively increase funding to branches so we can support you better; Paul…

UNISON Women’s Conference 2019 – A delegate’s and visitor’s perspective.

Women’s Conference, Bournemouth, 14th – 16th February 2019 Julie Beasley – A Visitor’s Perspective As last year, this was an interesting and lively conference, covering a wide range of topics too numerous to mention in a short report. What follows here are some highlights for me, and possibly some ideas or campaigns for branch committee to highlight to members. Conference…

B&H Council reassure Tenants in Tower Blocks

Tweet from Brighton and Hove Council re tenants in tower blocks who might be worried. ‘No cladding on our tower blocks are the same material used on Grenfell Tower’.  Read FAQ’s here: https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/housing/council-housing/council-owned-high-rise-fire-safety-faqs

Demo over Chechnya this Saturday

A demonstration has been organised for this Saturday to raise awareness of and show solidarity for people in Chechnya who are being rounded up, tortured, and murdered on suspicion of being gay. Details of petitions will be available asking Theresa May to use her position and influence to put pressure on Putin and Kadyrov to cease these human rights violations…

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