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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.

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  • Bacon Butties

    Bacon Butties

    Photographs from Middlesbrough Council’s depot on a September morning. UNISON Middlesbrough Branch treated our members to coffee and bacon buns. We had a lot of interest from people looking to join the union too. Staff were refuse collectors, school transport and area care teams.Read More »
  • 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 »

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