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Overtime Payments

One issue which came up in our members’ meeting last week was the relationship between overtime and time off in lieu. Firstly, there is no contractual right to overtime, but if a member of staff is offered additional work then the offer should be made to everyone within the appropriate group (i.e. offered on a fair basis) and then any…

#WorldAgainstRacism- a meeting open to all UNISON Members

We’re happy to support this on-line meeting, hosted by North West UNISON Black Members’ Committee…   #WorldAgainstRacism- a meeting open to all Unison Members 6 pm to 7 pm , Thursday 18th March Speakers: Roger McKenzie, Assistant General Secretary, Unison Glen Williams, National Chair, Local Government Service Group Executive Liz Wheatley, Branch Secretary, Camden Unison   This meeting is to…

2021 Annual General Meeting

As you hopefully will know by now, our AGM for 2021 will be held on Teams at 12pm on Wednesday 3rd March. All members are very welcome to attend. Papers for the meeting are available on the 2021 AGM Page or here: Annual General Meeting 2021 agenda and papers Looking forward to see you on Wednesday.

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…

Meetings today, Tuesday 26th January

Two events happening today: We’ll be participating in the Student-Staff Assembly at 12pm, organised by Brighton Student Solidarity Group and UCU. All welcome. Details here. Student/Staff Assembly. Tuesday 26 Jan 2021, 12-1pm Then at 2pm, we’ll be hosting the first all-members’ meeting of 2021, in the usual Group-UNISON Meeting team. All welcome!  

Latest national advice from UNISON is here:

January_Higher_Education_Advice This is generic advice concerning the latest situtation. If you are asked to work on-site and you’re not happy, or if you’re asked to work from home and struggling with childcare, our advice remains: Please make sure you talk to your line manager about your concerns. Fill in the return to work questionnaire. Ask to see the updated risk…

January 2021 lockdown – here we go again

I’m sure many members will have heard Monday night’s announcement thinking this should have been done at least a day earlier and also, here we go again. In many respects, we’re back to where we were in late March, but with the added experience of nine months of lockdown and semi-lockdown, arguments over face-coverings, ventilation, essential activities etc. The government…

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    

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