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

  • Latest UNISON Guidance on Schools

    Latest UNISON Guidance on Schools

    Dear Member, The Department for Education has now published the following advice: – Planning guide for early years and childcare settings Guidance for secondary school provision from 15 June 2020 In addition to the above, a number of existing documents have been updated by DFE. A full list can be here.  UNISON’s Schools FAQ has been updated […]Read More »
  • Bridges to Learning

    Bridges to Learning

    Middlesbrough UNISON LG supports Bridges to Learning.   The online learning hub is now available to members.      Bridges to Learning are committed to supporting you through the recent challenges presented by Covid-19. Therefore, we are very pleased to announce the launch of the Bridges to Learning online learning hub http://www.bridgestolearning.org.uk/online-learningRead More »
  • PPE! Not promises

    PPE! Not promises

    Our members in care, the NHS and other vital public services have risen to the challenge of dealing with this pandemic. But many feel they are forced to put themselves in harm’s way every time they go to work because this government is not keeping its promises on personal protective equipment (PPE). Staff are not […]Read More »

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