Keep up to date with news from the branch and wider campaigns.

Important information about industrial action

On Friday 4 August, the branch emailed all members with updated important information about the upcoming industrial action taking place on Wednesday 16 August and Thursday 17 August. We want to say thank you to all members who joined us for the formal industrial action meeting and have reached out with offers of support for […]

Save our ticket offices

From It’s official. Train operators have announced plans to close up to 1,000 ticket offices. These closures would be catastrophic for passengers in general, particularly for disabled people, the elderly, people with learning difficulties, non-English speakers, and many more people who rely on being able to speak to someone at a station in order […]

Tell your MP – Stop the cost-of-living scandal

The cost-of-living scandal is pushing working people into poverty. Hospital laundry workers struggling to clean their own clothes, energy workers unable to keep the lights on in their own homes, school catering assistants who can’t afford to feed themselves. It’s appalling that a country as rich as the UK is in this situation. But our […]

Showing solidarity with Justice for Colombia

As your committee, we want to help our members appreciate the breadth of their membership. As well as the work we do local to the branch and University, the various rewards and benefits included in membership, we want to remind you of your part in the wider trade union movement. Not only are you part […]

Supporting Trans Pride at the University of Sussex

In support of the University of Sussex LGBTQ+ Staff Network and the Trans & Non-Binary Staff Network we woud like to share this message with our members about the upcoming Trans Pride activities this July: In honour of Brighton Trans Pride on Friday 14 July to Sunday 16 July 2023, and to mark the monumental […]

Advice for members on UCU marking and assessment boycott

UNISON has written to all branches with members in Higher Education to provide advice to cascade to members with regard to the potential impact of the UCU marking and assessment boycott on them. As part of the wider HE Pay 2023-24 FAQs they have included the following guidance around the UCU marking and assessment boycott: […]

Women’s health and the workplace

TUC response to call for evidence on a women’s health strategy. Take a look at the TUC research and analysis document online here. Introduction (quoted): Trade union membership in the UK grew by over 100,000 in 2019/20, women make up 58 per cent of trade union membership at 3.76 million members, the highest since the […]

Wellbeing breaks for UNSION members

Outside of the support we offer within the branch, don’t forget there are a number of other benefits offered to you as a UNISON member. As well as health, travel and insurance deals and savings, UNISON manages a welfare charity called There for You which gives advice and support for members experiencing financial or emotional […]

Getting involved with the trade union movement – upcoming events for you

There are a number of upcoming local and London-based trade union and campaign events that could be of interest to you. Keep up-to-date by looking at our events page where you’ll find out more information and how to book. Here are some events coming up throughout January and February:rint page anslate pa Solidarity with our […]

Protect the right to strike!

Our right to strike is under attack. Rishi Sunak has just detailed his anti-union legislation and plans to introduce new laws in the coming weeks. It means that when workers democratically vote to strike, they could be forced to work and sacked if they don’t. That’s wrong, unworkable, and almost certainly illegal. These new laws […]