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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.

News & Features

  • When UNISON fights, UNISON wins! – Low-paid cleaners’ Victory

    When UNISON fights, UNISON wins! – Low-paid cleaners’ Victory

    UNISON has achieved victory for low-paid cleaners who were to be outsourced by Middlesbrough Council Cleaners who feared their pay and pensions would be reduced by being transferred to private firm are celebrating after Middlesbrough Council dropped the plan, says UNISON. The 140 workers – who are among the lowest paid staff at the local […]Read More »
  • AGM, Friday, 28th February 2020

    AGM, Friday, 28th February 2020

    All members of the UNISON Middlesbrough Branch are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting. ON:  Friday, 28th February 2020.  TIME:  7.30pm  AT:   The Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough TS5 5DT (There is a car park in front of the Dorman’s Club & Disabled access) The meeting should last approximately an hour and members attending will […]Read More »
  • Landmark Law Case 2019 – Minimum annual leave for all workers

    Landmark Law Case 2019 – Minimum annual leave for all workers

    August 2019 UNISON have secured a victory at the Court of Appeal affecting hundreds of thousands of employees working part-time and irregular hours or patterns. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “UNISON intervened because this case was about all workers being treated fairly and would have an impact across the whole of the UK. Read […]Read More »

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