Category Archives: Campaigns

Local and national campaigns

Join the Branch at the TUC March & Rally – London 12 May

TUC March & Rally London – Saturday 12 May  11 am – 4pm –  A New Deal For Working People – Hyde Park London

The march will assemble on the Embankment between Hungerford Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge from 11 am. It will move off at 12pm and march to Hyde Park.

The rally will take place in Hyde Park, finishing at 4pm.   The web site for further information is

The branch will be joining with other Unison branches in Stoke-On-Trent to organise coach travel free of charge for Unison members of this branch.  If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Amber Robinson, Branch Secretary on e-mail with your

name, telephone number, e-mail address, home address and workplace address

by no later than Thursday 29 March 2018 and we will contact you closer to the time regarding travel arrangements.  Amber will also be pleased to answer any queries you my have.


Branch Newsletter February 2018

The latest branch newsletter is available.

Features include:

  • Health & Safety Spotlight – Stress At Work
  • What Have The Trade Unions Ever Done For Us – SOT Council no longer attacking terms and conditions for those who work unsocial hours
  • Did you ever wonder where Unison’s colours came from?
  • Ever wondered how your Local Government Pension is invested?
  • When did women get the right to vote and what was the Representation Of The People Act?
  • There For You – Unison’s Welfare Service For Members

Well worth a read – February 2018

Unison LGBT Conference Report November 2017


Our delegate to the Unison National LGBT Conference held in Brighton 17-19 November 2017 has produced an excellent report.

Features include:

  • A first time delegate’s experience
  • Non binary inclusion
  • Negotiating LGBT equality
  • International LGBT issues
  • Campaigning, recruiting and organising

Well worth a read – LGBT Conference November 2017

Unison’s National LGBT Newsletter – Out – Autumn 2017 issued on 28 November 2017 is also available –  Out In Unison Autumn 2017

Unison Retired Members Conference 10-11 October 2017

The branch retired member’s secretary attended the National Retired Members Conference in Llandudno 10-11 October 2017.

Topics discussed include:

  • Issues faced by the disabled
  • Social care provision
  • The problems of means testing

The report is well worth a read – Retired Conference 10-11 Oct 2017

For more information on Unison Retired Members nationally visit –

If you are interested in becoming a retired member  please contact the branch – telephone 01782 236750 or email

September 2017 Branch Newsletter

The latest branch newsletter is now available. Featuring:

  • Introducing Key Branch Officers
  • TUC National Inspection Day 25 October 2017
  • Unison’s Landmark Legal Victory For All Workers
  • A Call To Action For Black Members Of The Branch
  • Workplace Representatives
  • A First Time Delegate’s Experience At The Unison National Delegate Conference Brighton June 2017
  • Sue’s Snippets – Academy Conversions And School Payroll Provider Changes

September 2017

Report On Unison National Women’s Conference Brighton

Our delegate has provided a most detailed report on the following wide range of topics.

  • M1 Zero Hours Contracts – closing the loopholes
  • M6 The Wage Penalty of Motherhood
  • M7 Pregnancy discrimination
  • M8 Women and the cuts – strategies for local campaigning
  • M9 Cuts to domestic abuse support services
  • M10 Where next with the Housing crisis for women?
  • M11 Abortion rights in Northern Ireland
  • M12 Abortion Rights 50 Years since the 1967 Act
  • M13 Proportionality
  • M14 Gender wage gap widens for women with children
  • M15 Equal pay and Black Women
  • M16 Lack of Black women participation in UNISON
  • M17 Young women must not suffer under Brexit
  • M18 Brexit- the women’s voice
  • M20 Increasing diversity at women’s conference
  • M21 Protecting the right of EU Women working in social care
  • M22 The Trade Union Act and the government’s austerity cuts and their impact on disabled women
  • M23 Sexual harassment is rife at work
  • M24 Overexposed and underprepared
  • M25 Working with dementia
  • M26 Why Sickle Cell matters
  • M27 Dress Code Inquiry
  • M28 Modern Slavery – Closer Than You Think
  • M29 safe travel
  • M30 Driver only trains deny accessible support for disabled women
  • M31 Bus Services in Crisis
  • M32 The State of girls’ rights in the UK
  • M33 International Day of the Girl Child
  • M036 Standing together to say no place for hate
  • Composite A PENSIONS
  • Composite B ISTANBUL
  • EM002 Child marriage is child labour
  • EM003 A Career in the NHS – still an option for women?
  • EM005 Dunkirk Refugee Women’s Centre
  • EM006 Our girls need high quality inclusive Sex and Relationship Education
  • EM007 The election of Donald Trump and its implications for Women’s Rights on a global scale

It is well worth a read – Brighton Women’s Conference 2017

Branch Annual Report 2016


The annual report reflects the work undertaken by the branch January – December 2016. It is well worth a read – 2016