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Festive wishes from your UNISON committee

From all of us on your UNISON committee, we would like to wish our members a peaceful winter break. To those still working over the next couple of weeks, we hope you soon have the time to enjoy some rest and time off with those close to you. As a branch, we’ve had some great […]

Shepherds Friendly Limited Time Offer for UNISON Member

Don’t forget all the additional benefits that come along with your UNISON membership. As well as the shopping discounts available with UNISON Rewards (, as a branch we will share with you limited time offers such as this! UNISON Living’s saving provider Shepherds Friendly, have a limited time offer, for UNISON members ending on the […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 with UNISON

Some of our newer members might not know that one of the great things about your UNISON membership is the wider opportunities outside of the branch you can get involved in. UNISON are inviting you to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 in an exciting event in March. Did you know that UNISON has 1.3 million […]

Sussex branch donates £500 to UNISON Energy Support Fund

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 […]

Follow your UNISON University of Sussex Facebook page

As part of a renewed communications strategy from the branch, we have launched a new Facebook page. Follow us to get branch news and committee updates, track campaigns, find upcoming events and connect with your Sussex community.

UNISON members can win £500 towards the cost of Christmas

One of our providers UNISON Protect have an offer running for UNISON members, please see the below to pass onto members in your branch: The UNISON Prepaid Cashback Card Christmas promotion: ** Sign up to the UNISON Prepaid Cashback card today and receive a £10 Welcome bonus! ** Entry into the Free Prize draw with […]

Your UNISON ballot paper is arriving soon

In May 2022, we ran an online consultation to see what our members thought of the national pay offer for 2022/23. We had a strong response, with 83% choosing to reject the 3% offer. With energy, fuel and food costs rising, your pay should be rising too. This offer is not a fair exchange for […]

March for Moulsecoomb Primary School

Saturday 15 May 9.30am at Moulsecoombe Primary School, The Highway, Brighton, BN2 4PA Moulsecoomb Primary School is again being faced with the threat academy ownership, after previous privatisation efforts were prevented by the successful ‘Hands off Moulsecoomb Primary School’ campaign, a new attempt by The Pioneer Academy organisation are persisting in their plans to take […]

Save One World Nursery

The University of Brighton is proposing the closure of One World Nursery, a service that has been providing education and care for the children of staff, students and the wider public for nearly 40 years. One World is the only remaining nursery operated by the University of Brighton and is widely recognised and respected as […]

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Government exit payment rethink will bring relief to millions of public sector workers

Responding to the government announcement today (Friday) that it is revoking regulations capping public sector exit payments to £95,000, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “It’s great the government has finally seen sense and stepped back from this damaging regulation that threatened to blight the retirement of millions of workers. “Through no fault of their own, long-serving staff […]