Your chance to choose who leads UNISON

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...

World Menopause Day 2020

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

International Affiliates

Every year the branch affiliate to International campaigns and organisations We are currently affiliated to the following: Brazil Solidarity Initiative Affiliate since 2020 https://nocoupinbrazil.wordpress.com The Brazil Solidarity Initiative is a campaigning...

Pride without Borders event today!

Don’t forget that our Pride Without Borders Event is happening TODAY 8th September 2020 at 12:30!

Virtual discussion: Bristol Refugees Rights with Bristol Pride Without Borders

Rebecca’s Pride Memories

To mark Bristol Virtual Pride 2020 Rebecca O'Regan, Health and Safety Rep for Strategic Communications and Marketing recounts their first pride experience. Manchester Pride 1999 was an experience like no other. It was a celebration in the truest sense of the word. A...

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Upcoming Events

  1. Living wage week

    Nov 4 - Nov 9
  2. National Stress Awareness Day

    Nov 6
  3. Anti-Bullying week

    Nov 11 - Nov 15
  4. Branch Member’s Meeting

    Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  5. LGBT+ Live!

    Nov 13 - Nov 15

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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.

We negotiate on behalf of our members for better pay and conditions, help individuals in trouble and campaign for a safer, fairer society.

UNISON is one of Britain’s biggest unions, representing more than 1.3 million members across the UK’s public services.