Regional Secretary Chris Jenkinson on BBC News

Following the chancellor’s spring statement on Wednesday (23 March) East Midlands regional secretary Chris Jenkinson gave his reaction to BBC East Midlands Today. Chris also went on to say: “The chancellor decided to back big business and turn his face against our members. But our members still need a pay rise. So, once again, as […]

Derbyshire UNISON members opposing the closures.

Derbyshire care homes to close

Dozens of elderly people, including those with dementia, face a distressing Christmas over Derbyshire County Council’s proposals to close seven care homes. UNISON members were outside County Hall in Matlock yesterday (Monday 6 December) opposing plans that will see around 70 residents having to find alternative accommodation. The union, which represents carers who will be […]

Long Standing UNISON Activist Joins Community Volunteers

After a lifetime working full time in the NHS Lynn Booth decided a bit of ‘me time’ was well overdue so in October 2019 she decided to take advantage of the flexible retirement scheme, reducing her hours to part time. Lynn started work in the NHS in Oxfordshire in 1984 working for the Community Dental […]

Profits Protected as Care Homes Crisis Deepens

Thursday at 8pm the nation turns out to clap in appreciation at the work our essential public sector workers who each day place the interests and safety of our most vulnerable citizens ahead of their own. You will find no more obvious example of selfless public service than that shown by workers in 1000’s of residential care homes across the UK.  Residential care homes are never a destination of choice, but they represent an important part […]

Branch of the Year Awards 2019

On Friday 7 February 2020 UNISON East Midlands celebrated all our hard working branch officers and activists at the annual Branch of the Year Awards. Congratulations to all our branches who were nominated and to our winners, details can be found below; Best Recruiting Small Branch – University of Leicester Best Recruiting Large Branch  – […]