Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day is this Wednesday. Every year on 27 January we remember the millions of people who have been affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides around the world. It’s our chance to learn the lessons of the past and to help create a safer future....

We rise by lifting others: Our Equalities Coordinator’s 2021 IWD reflections

International Women's Day 2021. Theme: Choose to Challenge Thoughts from Alice, Assistant Branch Secretary and Equality Coordinator I challenge: 1) The reduction of women to their reproductive ability. Women are amazing, diverse and beautifully complex. Giving birth/...

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day is this Wednesday. Every year on 27 January we remember the millions of people who have been affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides around the world. It’s our chance to learn the lessons of the past and to help create a safer future....

World HIV/AIDS Day

On this World HIV/AIDS Day, on 1 December, 2020, we remember those whose lives have been lost and those that continue to live with the human immunodeficiency virus. It’s been 40 years since the virus spread across the world and there still isn’t a cure. It’s still the...

Your chance to choose who leads UNISON

This is your chance to have a say in who leads the union and who represents all our members.  The election only comes around every five years so use your vote and make sure your voice is heard. Dave Prentis, our current general secretary, retires at the end of the...

Covid-secure Audits

UNISON are undertaking 'covid secure' audits with colleagues from the UWE Health and Safety team and will keep this page updated with those audits already undertaken and those that are planned. Staff should not be asked to work in an area of the campus that has not...

World Menopause Day 2020

The 18th of October was World Menopause Day, we are pleased to announce that we have drafted a Menopause Policy to increase awareness, support and guidance for staff at UWE. We presented the policy to Directorate at UWE, which was warmly received and we will be...

What to expect on campus

With students arriving on campus, many staff are being asked to deliver instruction and demonstration ' on campus' or to join a rota to deliver 'on campus' services. Glenside and blocks G-N Q &R at Frenchay are zoned for teaching & learning only. Rooms now...

Priority testing must include support staff – sign the petition

It takes a whole team to keep universities running. But when government minister Matt Hancock announced a new list of workers eligible for priority COVID-19 testing in England, in education he only mentioned 'teaching staff'. UNISON have asked the government several...

Retired Members webinar – Care After COVID

UNISON’s National Retired Members’ Committee is organising a virtual event in place of the usual conference – online and live – Wednesday 14 October 11.00am to 12.30pm. The event will look at the impact of the pandemic on the care sector, why we need a new system for...

Are you under 27? Want the chance to win £50 in Love2Shop vouchers?

UNISON South West Young Members With region wide face-to-face meetings likely to still be some time away, we need to find new ways to meet, learn and organise. We have created a survey  to find out what kinds of online events you would be interested in attending, what...

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Members at UNISON University of the West of England branch are Administrative, Professional and Technical staff working in UWE Bristol university campuses.

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