UNISON’s National Executive Committee elections

UNISON’s National Executive Committee elections are upcoming. Please see below statements from the member’s standing to be on the NEC that the Branch has nominated. What is the NEC? The NEC is made up of representatives elected from all of UNISON’s regions and service groups, as well as seats for four Black members, two young […]

Annual General Meeting 2021

All branch members are invited to our Annual General Meeting which is going to be held virtually this year on Tuesday 2 March 2021. Branch AGMs are important, they provide an opportunity for members to elect their representatives, scrutinise and challenge branch finances and help to set the objectives and priorities for the year ahead. […]

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AGM 2021

Annual General Meeting Tuesday 2nd March 2021 Three meetings which you can attend: 7:15am, 4pm or 8pm. All UNISON members welcome Please email us at unison.sjuh@nhs.net to register for a place. Branch AGM’s are important, they provide an opportunity for members to elect their representatives, scrutinise and challenge branch finances and help to set the […]

Blog 46: Day to day roles, biggest challenges, UNISON General Secretary election

Hi Dudes, Blog 46 is here. Peri-second wave, and certainly not waving and most definitely drowning but somehow, like an inquisitive seal off the Yorkshire coast peeking above the cold sea and witnessing the wonderful work going on around me. This month a comrade expressed to me that “nobody knows what we do on our […]

When School Bubbles go down!

Has your child’s school bubble gone down? Are you having to take time away from the physical workplace to fulfil your caring responsibilities? Has your manager allowed you to work from home? or are you taking annual leave or unpaid leave / working your time back? Is everyone within the department being given the same […]


Thousands of key workers died during the pandemic looking after us. In the public services nurses, care workers, cleaners and more made the ultimate sacrifice to help others. This was all the more heart-breaking because for years before COVID-19, these public service workers have been undervalued, underpaid and mainly invisible. Years of neglect made the […]

Branch nominates Paul Holmes as next UNISON General Secretary

Your Branch Committee have met tonight (1st September) to discuss Branch issues and amongst this business have democratically nominated Paul Holmes to be their preferred next General Secretary of UNISON. Thank you to all committee members giving up their free time. John Ingleson – UNISON Branch Chair

Important message regarding a March in Leeds on Saturday 8 August – demanding a fresh pay deal for the NHS

Many members have contacted us regarding the March in Leeds (this Saturday, 8th August, 11am) regarding the demand for a fresh pay deal for the NHS. Clearly the Branch supports the marches aims and principles and ordinarily we would be there with all our bells, whistles, banners, and collective voices. However these are not normal […]

Return to work – Protect your colleagues #BeOnTheSafeSide

Covid-19 has fundamentally changed the game for everyone when it comes to protecting yourself and your colleagues in the workplace. As the government moves to ease lockdown restrictions with the wider opening of schools and offices, UNISON is pushing for all employers to do everything possible to keep staff in their workplaces safe and healthy. […]