Black Member’s update

Following the recent killing of George Floyd in America, subsequent Black Lives Matter protests and the release of a report into the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black people, a meeting with UWE Unison’s Black Members was arranged to discuss how these things...

Meet your Disabled Member’s Officer…

I am Jo, Disabled Members Officer, and pleased to be part of a service providing information and support to disabled people. I have been a UNISON member for a number of years, here at UWE and in previous jobs, and joined because its core values of equality and respect...

Meet your Branch Equality Coordinator…

I am Alice, a Programme Support Officer for the Student Journey Programme and Web Transformation Project.  I am also UWE UNISON’s Equality Coordinator and a Workplace Steward and have previously been the branch’s Disabled Member’s Officer. I decided to become an...

Black Member’s update

Following the recent killing of George Floyd in America, subsequent Black Lives Matter protests and the release of a report into the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black people, a meeting with UWE Unison’s Black Members was arranged to discuss how these things...

Meet your Black Member’s Officer…

  I am Leyhana and I’m currently an Information Point Team Leader at UWE Bristol. I've been a member of UWE UNISON for a few years, yet this is my first year as Black Members Officer. Previously, I attended the National Black Members Conference as a visitor and...

LGBT+ Pride

This weekend saw the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the LGBT+ community celebrated Global Pride on-line . Given recent events our LGBT Officer Tamsila & Branch Secretary Christian take a look at the beginnings of Pride, the LGBT+ movement and Queer...

New ways for members to get legal help

During the COVID-19 crisis, UNISON has changed its processes to make it easier for members to get legal support at no extra cost, as part of their union membership Employment advice Members with issues relating directly to their work should still go direct to their...

HE employers make final pay offer

Higher education employers made a final offer in response to the joint unions’ pay claim at the final negotiating meeting yesterday. Come to the members meeting to find out more!

UWE UNISON Black Members update from August & looking forward

Last month I had a discussion with UWE officers responsible for organisational learning and development. A recommendation put to them was based on identifying implicit bias through an online test, this would result in identifying training needs and then providing...

UWE Unison Black Members July update

As UWE Unison's Black members officer, one of the things I do is attend the staff BME forum, and recently I became one of it's coordinators. At the last gathering we disussed a number of issues and topics: • Various racist and related inappropriate incidents at UWE...

The Great Get Together Summer BBQ

We will be hosting a BBQ on Wednesday 11 July 2018 at the Student Union, all members welcome.

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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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