UNISON is the largest trades union in the east of England

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National Probation Service members to switch subs payment to direct debit

As part of the Tory’s attacks on trade union organisation the Ministry of Justice has decided to stop UNISON members in the National Probation Service (NPS) from paying their monthly membership subscriptions from their salaries. UNISON is advising NPS members to set up payment by direct debit as soon as possible to ensure they remain fully paid up members.

Probation pay update – two hour strike on 14 July

UNISON will be calling all NPS and CRC members to take a two hour strike on Tuesday 14 July from 8.00 am until 10.00 am in support of the campaign for fair pay for all probation workers.

Injury compensation awards top £2 million in June

An injury at work can be a life-changing event and all too often can have serious financial consequences.  While financial compensation can never put right the affects of an injury at work it can assist in helping you adjust to your new situation.  As a UNISON member you are entitled to free legal advice and representation if you are injured at work.

Higher Education members to be consulted on pay offer

UNISON members in higher education will be consulted on the employer’s ‘full and final’ pay offer of a 1% pay rise for 2015/16, with higher increases for lower paid staff.

In Depth

Eastern Region Black Members’ Group

UNISON is unique among trades unions by establishing Self Organised Groups as part of its strategy to combat discrimination in the workplace and society. Tim Roberts describes the work of the Black Members’ group and how you can get involved.

Ambulance crews predict deaths and drug errors if excessive working hours aren’t ended

The East of England Ambulance branch have produced a shocking film exposing the dangers to staff and patients caused by ambulance crews being required to regularly work excessive hours.  In the film paramedics talk about their fears of falling asleep at the wheel, making a drug error or having a road accident.

So you think you could never speak at a UNISON conference?

Neither did young member Victoria Haddow so she decided to do something about it

After a few months on the Regional Young Members Committee I fancied a challenge! I’d heard that another young member, Stacey Davies from Cambridge had spoken at last year’s National Local Government Conference. That was something I couldn’t see myself doing, at least not before my time as a young member ran out.

Worried about back to school costs?

Are you struggling to cope with the rising cost of living?
Finding that you’re having to economise in every area of expenditure?
Help is on hand
UNISON is once more launching a scheme to help members on low incomes deal with the cost of school uniforms.