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    

Motion to Support the Engels in Eastbourne Campaign

Agreed at our December Branch Committee meeting: This union branch notes: 28 November 2020 marks the bicentenary of the birth of the German revolutionary, philosopher and radical social and political theorist Friedrich Engels in 1820. Engels alongside Karl Marx played a critical role in helping the development of the British and international working class movement, though his writings – including…

Reinstate Louise Lewis

Louise Lewis is an NEU rep at North Huddersfield Trust School who is being disciplined by the school and could face dismissal. She is not able to communicate with any of her colleagues or speak publicly about her case which has in effect gagged her, just at a time when the school membership needs her the most. NEU members at…

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