Annual General Meetings 2019

Main Branch Annual General Meeting Every year we hold our Annual General Meetings for both the Main Branch and Sub Branches.  All City of Sunderland UNISON members are invited to the Main Branch Meeting which will be held on: – Wednesday, 13 March 2019, from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm in Committee Room 6, Sunderland Civic Centre […]

International Men’s Day 2018

Our International Men’s Day was celebrated on the 19th November 2018. This is the first time the Branch hosted this event, and as you can see from the photos it was a fantastic day. This year’s theme for International Men’s Day is “Positive Male Role Models”.  The Branch held roadshows across the City focusing on […]

International Mens Day

    This year’s International Men’s Day will be celebrated on 19th November 2018 and is celebrated in over 70 countries, focusing on male health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality and much more.  Organisers have cited the effect of the number of children growing up with a suitably male role model and the effect that […]

World Menopause Day

Nationally UNISON has approximately a million women members and one of the most inevitable issues that our female members face is the menopause. It’s not a subject that gets much publicity in this country but can be a very challenging experience not only for women but for their loved ones also. Most women will experience […]

Stars in our Schools 2018

This year UNISON’s Annual National Celebration Day for all school support staff will be held on Friday 23rd November 2018. School support staff employees, all working in a wide variety of crucial roles, often don’t get the recognition they deserve for the hard work they undertake and schools / academies simply could not function properly […]

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018 Update

Most of you will have been aware or will have joined us at our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September 2018.  This year’s event was in memory of some of our members that have lost their battle or are still fighting cancer. I am delighted to tell you we raised £254.61.  It was agreed […]

UNISON accepts Local Government NJC Pay Offer 2018 / 2020

The 2018 / 2020 pay offer has now been accepted by UNISON and GMB.  While rejected by Unite, in line with the Constitution of the NJC, Unite accepted the collective majority decision of UNISON and GMB therefore the pay award will now be implemented. Key features of the pay offer are: A 16% pay increase […]

Heartunions Week / Pay Up Now Campaign Update

From 19th February to 9th March 2018 Howard Fawcett (ULR Coordinator) and Ryan Ward (Local Organiser) organised and visited various workplaces across the City promoting the Heartunions Week / Pay up Now Campaign. The Campaign was a huge success and it was extremely satisfying and heart-warming to see so many members in different workplaces carrying […]

Heartunions Week / Pay up Now Campaign

This year UNISON is combining Heartunions week and our current Pay up Now campaign by taking this opportunity to make the case for a fair pay rise for public services.  Since 2010 living costs have increased by 22%, while public service pay has gone up by just 4.4%. Although the official week was from 12th to […]

Stars In Our Schools All Shine On

On Friday 24th November 2017 UNISON held its Annual National Celebration of School Suport Staff.  Since 2014, the day has been set for the last Friday in November and is a time to celebrate the vital work done in schools across the country by any member of staff not employed as a teacher. School support […]