UNISON East Midlands sends International Solidarity to Amazon workers

Nearly 6,000 warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama are currently voting on whether to become the first Amazon employees to form a union. UNISON East Midlands stands with those workers and sends solidarity in their plight to achieve better terms & conditions while working for the online retail giant. MICHAEL WADE/ICON SPORTSWIRE VIA AP IMAGES The […]

British Gas Sector Update

Please see below for the latest newsletter from the British Gas Sector of UNISON UNISON BG Sector Update

Racism in the workplace

The uncomfortable conversation that needs to be had.

Utility Services Branch Update

Including; AGM notice branch secretary update Click here for more

E.ON Update

Safety in the workplace As of today, 1st February 2021, E.ON have made surgical standard mask available from collection points at each site. Given the new variants of COVID-19 being more contagious, it’s important for colleagues to wear surgical standard face masks as a minimum when working from site. The CDC (Centre for Disease Control […]

British Gas – working from home update

Across the world of work the current Covid lockdown has placed increased pressure on members who have had to adapt to working from home. While last year this looked like it might just be a temporary measure, we are now approaching a full 12 months where this has been the norm. Although British Gas responded […]

NHS pay campaign – two days of action begin

Our PAY UP NOW campaign is calling for the government to provide all NHS and health & social care workers with a; substantial, reasonable and quick pay rise. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, our NHS heroes and all keyworkers have stepped up risking their own health and wellbeing to support and protect the rest of society. […]

Multibillion-pound pharmaceutical firm snatches Derby workers’ sick pay, says UNISON

Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare has launched an attack on its staff’s sick pay, overtime rates and other conditions, UNISON reveals today (Wednesday). Hundreds of staff at the firm’s warehouses and offices in Derby and Harlow face losing overtime rates and a move to a six-day working week, which could leave some of them around £2,000 a […]

Keep early years safe and funded

Nursery schools and early years are currently required to remain open to all children. Scientists tell us we need to reduce contacts so that viral levels fall. Not including nurseries and early years in the lockdown is likely to undermine the safety of our communities as well as that of our members. UNISON and The […]

UNISON tells East Midlands Employers: “Protect Our Jobs”

UNISON branches across the region are asking bosses to promise job protection for staff, in recognition of their vital work during the COVID-19 pandemic and to alleviate job fears during economic uncertainty. UNISON wants employers to sign its Job Protection Agreement giving all staff a no compulsory redundancies guarantee. UNISON Regional Manager Rachel Hodson said: […]