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....

World HIV/AIDS Day

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...

Annual General Meeting and Elections

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an important meeting for all members of the branch. It provides an opportunity for you to ask questions about the work of the branch, you can see how branch finances have been used and you can help to set policy and agree priorities...

Bristol COP26 Climate Demonstration – Saturday 6 November

Join us as we stand alongside trade unions and workers across Britain and around the world to demand a fast, fair and worker-led just transition.

Pay negotiations 2021/22 – Update

The HE employers have made a final pay offer of 1.5% for staff on all pay points 22 and above. HE staff on the lower pay points 3 to 21 have been offered increases on a sliding scale, between 3.6% and 1.54%. The lowest pay point equates to the Living Wage Foundation...

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...

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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.