Ballot papers for the election of UNISON’s national General Secretary have started to go out. Southend branch has produced a flyer with more information about the election. It’s our union and we want as many people as possible to take part in this vote.
Members of Southend branch joined thousands of other trade unionists on Monday 2nd November to lobby Members of Parliament. We were raising issues about the attacks on facility time, democracy and our right to take effective industrial action.
See more details here
The campaign goes on – here are some pictures from the day:
Meeting John Burgess, secretary of Barnet Council branch – on strike against privatisation
Speakers on the Fire Brigades Union fire engine!
Inside the corridors of power…
The Government are trying to pass a Trade Union Bill that will seriously affect our right to represent our members, run our union and to take industrial action when we need to.
Members of Southend UNISON will be joining thousands of others in lobbying Parliament on Monday 2nd November. If you’d like to join us to let your MP know what you think – get in touch by email to email@example.com or by phone on 01702 215980.
If you can’t make the lobby, write to your MP. There’s a model letter to download here .
If you want to know more, the branch has produced a bulletin and there’s more here on the national website .
See some pictures of Southend members and supporters at the TUC’s demonstration – ‘No to Austerity – Yes to Workers Rights!’ in central Manchester on Sunday 4th October.
We joined tens of thousands of others to let Cameron and Osborne know what we think of them and their policies.
Thanks to all those from Southend and Chelmsford who joine dus on the journey North!
Southend UNISON’s September newsletter is now out!
View in a pdf here!
Southend UNISON members joined thousands of others in the Peoples Assembly march against the Tories’ austerity policies.
Southend UNISON is supporting the national march against Austerity being held by the People’s Assembly on Saturday 20th June.
Local transport is being run by Southend Against The Cuts and can be booked here.
There are more details about the event on the People’s Assembly website.
Free Screening of PRIDE Monday 18th May 2015
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s LGBT Forum (OUTreach) and Unison Southend Branch’s LGBT group are putting on a free screening of hit 2014 film Pride at the Beecroft Gallery on Monday 18 May.
Based on real events, Pride retells the formation of an unlikely alliance between a group of gay rights activists and a Welsh community torn apart by the 1970s Miners strikes. Taking on themes of prejudice, discrimination and solidarity, this is a film that will not fail to make you laugh, think and maybe even shed a tear. To view the official trailer on YouTube, click here
Now, in a nod to the bond formed all those years ago – and to mark IDAHO Day (International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) – the Council and Unison invite you to attend this fantastic, free cinematic event at the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre. Popcorn will be provided and there will be an opportunity to network after the screening over a glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles.
To pre-book your ticket, please email OUTreach@southend.gov.uk
. Alternatively, you can simply turn up on the evening, however people who have pre-booked will be given priority.
Venue: The Beecroft Gallery, Victoria Avenue
Date: Monday 18 May
Southend UNISON’s May newsletter is now out. It’s not just about the election! Articles on the Special pay conference, Black Members’ conference, the Civic Centre cafe and our campaign to save the Mental Health Therapy service.
Southend UNISON’s Annual General Meeting is at 5:15pm on Wednesday 25th March at the Civic Centre. All branch members welcome! For details click here or on the image below