UNISON is Britain and Europe’s biggest public sector union with more than 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and in the essential utilities.

They include frontline staff and managers working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector. Last year UNISON recruited 137,000 new members – 375 per day.

News & Features

  • Covid-19 Testing (for those without symptoms.)

    Covid-19 Testing (for those without symptoms.)

    A message from The Live Well Centre                  Hi All We have really low uptake at our rapid Covid-19 community test sites across Middlesbrough We know from recent studies that around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 don’t display symptoms. A national Community Testing Programme has been developed […]Read More »
  • COVID-19 advice for school & early years staff

    COVID-19 advice for school & early years staff

    After the tireless efforts of UNISON branches, reps and members, the government has finally closed most schools to all except vulnerable and key workers’ children. This decision will help to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control and ensure the safety of staff, pupils and our communities. Use the link below for advice from UNISON UNISON’s […]Read More »
  • Welfare grants are now available

    Welfare grants are now available

    Dear UNISON Member See UNISON There for You newsletter for information regarding Welfare grants that are available from 16th November 2020. Information about phase two of the fund can be found here – https://www.unison.org.uk/get-help/services-support/there-for-you. Do not hesitate to contact your Branch for further information or advice. See Video Clip for more info .  Read More »

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