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East Midlands Learning in Agenda for NDC

Are you going to National Delegate Conference (NDC) this year? Motion 8 (Union Learning is Central to Skills and Development for UNISON Members and Activists) Mentions the East Midlands success in engaging with the employers through promotion learning charters. We would like to encourage any East Midlands members attending NDC this year to speak on […]

Melton Borough Council signs UNISON’s End Violence at Work Charter

Melton Borough Council has become one of the first employers in the East Midlands to sign up to UNISON’s End Violence at Work Charter. The charter aims to protect employees working in public services from acts of abuse, assault and threatening behaviour. By signing up, Melton Borough Council is not only showing their commitment to […]

Hospital staff in Kettering, Leicester and Northampton walk out for three days over pay

Hundreds of healthcare support workers at Kettering General, Leicester General, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield, and Northampton General hospitals have begun the first of three days of strike action today (Tuesday). The Trusts that oversee the five hospitals are all led by the same chief executive, Richard Mitchell, who has failed to come up with a […]

Leicester City Council plan to close vital children’s centres

The future of Leicester’s 12 children, young people and families centres are under threat as the council seek to make savings of around £550,000 per year, says UNISON today (Monday). The centres are a one stop shop service for families giving them access to a whole range of professionals including midwives, health visitors and family […]

Lincoln primary school staff walk out over bullying claims

Teachers and school support staff at Sir Francis Primary School in Lincoln have gone on strike over issues around bullying, intimidation, and misogynist behaviour. A considerable number of staff have left the school over the last 18 months after school leaders and governors failed to properly address their concerns. UNISON East Midlands regional organiser Liz […]

Healthcare staff in Northampton and Kettering set to join long-running strike

Hundreds of healthcare assistants at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust and Kettering General Hospital Foundation NHS Trust have voted for strike action in a row over pay, the union confirmed today (Monday). Across the Trusts, over 90% of those balloted said they would walk out. Elsewhere, striking healthcare assistants at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS […]

UNISON Voice Newsletter: April 2024

Click below to read April’s edition of UNISON Voice: the newsletter for members of the East Midlands (Southern) Gas Branch. Get the latest on the branch AGM – and who was elected, find out about the upcoming Water, Environment, Transport & Energy Equalities Seminar 2024, and read what happened at both UNISON’s Black Members and […]

Protest at Derbyshire County Council

UNISON has been outside Derbyshire County Council’s HQ today (Monday) protesting the council’s decision to press ahead with the closure of 11 care homes, 8 adult day care centres, and 10 children’s centres across the county. UNISON is calling for an immediate halt on the council’s plans and a petition opposing the cuts has received […]

Leicester healthcare assistants strike

Healthcare support workers across Leicester’s three hospitals are taking industrial action over a fight for fair pay. NHS staff at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General, and Glenfield Hospital have taken a stand against the Trust’s refusal to fairly compensate the healthcare assistants for their underpaid work and meet the UNISON’s demand of back pay covering […]

Derbyshire’s council workers to vote on strike action, says UNISON

Thousands of Derbyshire County Council staff working across social services, children’s services, day centres, libraries, homecare, community services, tourism, and schools are to be balloted for strike action. Despite having millions of pounds in reserve, the council plans to axe jobs and services without proper consultation in an attempt to deliver a balanced budget, says […]