UNISON South East, Disabled Members Training Weekend

March 24, 2017 | Posted in Branch News, Campaigning, Local Groups Events | By

Please find application form for the UNISON South East Disabled Members training event that will be taking place from the 2 – 3 June, 2017.  The event is being held at The View, Eastbourne.


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Lewes Trades Union Council – Monday 20 March 2017 @ 8pm

March 6, 2017 | Posted in National news | By

The next Lewes Trades Union Council meeting will be on

Monday 20th March 2017 at 8pm

at the Lewes Constituency Labour Party office

3 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex. BN7 2PA (Map)


Trades Council agenda 20th March 2017

Trades Council minutes February 2017


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Gambia Bijilo School Project – Update

February 23, 2017 | Posted in National news | By

An update on the UNISON Gambia Schools project is available here:

Gambia Annual Report 2016_web

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#our NHS – National Demonstration Saturday 4 March 2017

February 10, 2017 | Posted in Campaigning, Local Groups Events, National news | By

Hastings & Eastbourne Healthcare Branch and Hastings District Branch are working together to protect the NHS. We are therefore proud to be supporting the national demonstration in London on 4th March 2017.

Coach transport is being arranged for anyone who wishes to come. However, places are limited, priority will be given to union members although union membership is not essential.

Cost only £1 per person

The coach will leave Hastings Pier at 0900hrs and it is planned to return from the Embankment, London leaving at 1700hrs

More details: its our nhs hastings coach flyer

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Campaign Opposing Budget Cuts and Compulsory Redundancies at the Equality and Human Rights Commission

February 10, 2017 | Posted in Campaigning, National news | By

Please see the following release from Laurie Heselden, Regional Policy and Campaigns Officer, TUC

compulsory redundancies at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)


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❤ UNISON 2017

February 10, 2017 | Posted in Branch News | By

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UNISON week provides an opportunity to open conversations and celebrate our success stories with members and potential members. A strong, engaged membership is vital for us to face future challenges with confidence.

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March Against Racism Saturday 18 March 2017

February 7, 2017 | Posted in National news | By



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Upcoming UNISON Women’s Passport Courses – March & April 2017

February 3, 2017 | Posted in National news | By

The below Women’s Passport Course are coming up this spring…

Pregnancy and Maternity Rights 15 & 16 March, UNISON, Guildford

Maternity Rights in the UK can be extremely complicated.  It is estimated that approx 30, 000 women are sacked every year for declaring that they are pregnant to their employer.  Women also face discrimination on their return from maternity leave.  This course will provide information about the current legislation and how trade unions have negotiated improved maternity policies for members over the years.  The course if for branch women’s officers and women stewards. Pregnancy and Maternity Rights 2017 Updated

Domestic Abuse Workplace Policies, 20—22 March, UNISON, Guildford

The distress from the affects of domestic abuse will affect performance and attendance at work.  Domestic abuse is an issue for employers and trade unions.  UNISON was one of the first unions to recognise domestic abuse is a trade union issue.Domestic Abuse March 2017

Equal Pay Briefing  27 April, UNISON, Guildford

The first time equal pay was raised as an issue for women was during the industrial revolution in the 1830’s!  Over 140 years later the Equal Pay Act (1970) came into force and yet still we have inequality.  This course will help you identifying pay inequalities in pay and grading structures and advising members of their rights. Equal Pay Women’s Course April 2017

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Eastbourne Peoples Assembly -3 Forthcoming Events

February 1, 2017 | Posted in Local Groups Events | By

A Presentation on Nonviolent Communication.

Nick Symons will be presenting the work of the American psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. Nonviolent Communication “helps people to exchange the information necessary to resolve conflicts and differences peacefully”. All are warmly welcome. Date: Wednesday 15th February.

Time: 6.45pm for 7.00 p.m. until 9pm.

Place Christ Church, Seaside, BN22 3RR.

Street Leafleting Event re Terminus Road Post Office Closure

On 22nd February Eastbourne’s main post office will close and be moved into W.H. Smith’s store. Post Office managers say the move is part of a modernisation programme, but the truth is that it’s part of the ongoing PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC SERVICES!

The EPA will be leafleting.

Place: outside the Arndale entrance nearest to the Post Office on Terminus Road.

Date: Wednesday 21st February.

Time: 4.00pm to 5.30pm. All are welcome to join us.

A Presentation On Education and Globalisation (GERM)

In his presentation Paul Howard will identify the features of the GERM, describe how it is infecting our education system and explore ways of resisting it.

Schools, teachers and pupils in the UK are increasingly subjected to a neo-liberal, business model of education. Noting that this is happening in many countries, Finnish educator Pasi Sahlberg coined the term ‘Global Education Reform Movement’ (GERM) to describe the phenomenon. As with other aspects of globalisation, pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are the most likely to miss out from the GERM’s core elements: marketization, competition and privatisation.

Date: 22nd February.

Time: 6.45 p.m. for 7.00 p.m. until 9.00 p.m. 

Place:  Christ Church, Seaside, BN22 3RR.

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2016/18 Youth and Community Workers JNC Pay Card

January 19, 2017 | Posted in National news | By

Youth and Community Workers JNC Pay Card

This circular attaches a pay card setting out the new pay rates for JNC Youth and Community Workers and asks branches to circulate it as widely as possible amongst these members and use it as an opportunity to recruit and organise youth workers and youth support workers.

Click here for:  LG 02 2017 – Pay Card Circular

Click here for: JNC Pay Card

Contact:  Mike Short on 020 7121 5324, e-mail m.short@unison.co.uk OR

Marilyn Bailey on 020 7121 5789, e-mail m.bailey@unison.co.uk

With best wishes

Indira Patel

Committee Administrator

Local Government, Police and Justice Section

UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

Tel:  020 7121 5768 / BB: 07957505089

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