We have over 4,500 members in Plymouth in UNISON, with Branch Officers, Stewards and Health & Safety Reps located throughout the city you have a strong local Branch support network ready to help you wherever and whenever you need us.
Members in Plymouth in UNISON are people working in the public services, or for private contractors providing public services. They include staff working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, colleges and schools and the voluntary sector. Employers include: Plymouth City Council, Livewell Southwest, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and City College Plymouth. We negotiate on behalf of our members for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.
UNISON is Britain’s biggest union, representing more than 1.3 million members across the UK’s public services.
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General Secretary Dave Prentis gives a barnstorming speech to delegates of Britain's strikingist union. Yes that new addition to the dictionary celebrates the fact that UNISON members took more days of strike action than any other union last year. It was great to see...read more
Your Fab Four representatives at Unison Local Government Conference in Liverpool this year. In addition to your two delegates Paul Marten and Lynda Wilkes; Kate Lattimore attended as Regional Delegate and Kevin Treweeks spoke from the platform as a member of the...read more
Unison's national Labour Link form was a relatively low key affair and disappointingly the motions did not include the South West one on political reform. We did pick up the issue of voter suppression/ID. Try again next year. There were some MPs present but not high...read more
The NJC Executive Trade Union Side met recently to receive report backs on individual unions’ consultations on the contents of the 2020/21 NJC pay claim. The following headline claim was agreed: A real living wage of £10 per hour to be introduced for NJC scp 1 and a...read more
Workers in The FE sector deserve a decent pay rise after years of austerity. Leigh Powell, National Officer for Further Education and Joint Trade Union Side Secretary, said “This pay claim reflects the drastic need for staff in FE, particularly the lowest paid staff,...read more
Staff at Chaddlewood Primary ran an excellent picket outside the school gates this morning and received loads of support from teachers and parents. Similar scenes could be seen at Woodford and Borringdon Primaries and some staff also took action at St Maurice...read more