Application forms

Order your stocks of the new application forms now – and recycle those old ones lying about the office

Safety reps honoured for ‘going beyond the call of duty’

Margaret Davis and Adrian House named UNISON safety reps of the year

Coming soon: New application forms

Changes to data protection regulations and to the political funds mean the forms have to change from 1 March

Stress: helping branches help our members

The stress epidemic in public services is sadly an all-too-familiar story

NEC vows to continue pay campaign into union’s silver jubilee year

‘All parts of the union are feeling the strain of the austerity agenda’

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2017/18

The cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now £9.94 an hour.

DOCAS and facility time changes brought forward

New DOCAS agreements have to be in place from 10 March 2018 to ensure a “reasonable fee” is paid to public sector employers who deduct union subs directly from members’ wages

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

UNISON prepares for a campaigning year

First NEC of 2017 covers campaigning to defend the NHS, anti-Trump protests, industrial action and preparations for national delegate conference

Fighting back against the cyber bullies

A local councillor from Wales spoke to UNISON members about her experience of cyber abuse

End-of-year accounts for 2016 – branch audits

Information for honorary branch auditors from UNISON head of audit John Nagle

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Nominations are open for 2017 NEC election

Nominations for members to stand for seats on the union’s national executive council must be made by 10 February

UNISON bursaries for activists

Activists can apply for substantial financial help for trade union and labour studies and women’s studies courses

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

NEC elections 2017

The nomination period will open on Monday 9 January 2017 and close at 5pm on Friday 10 February 2017

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2016/17

UNISON’s principles of proportionality and fair representation means that some seats on elected bodies are reserved for low-paid members

Important change to stress claims

We’ve made important changes to the process branches guide members through when they want to raise a stress claim. This will be introduced from 14 November. All regions and branches must use the updated guidance and materials from then. The new material includes a protocol (stock no 1926), FAQ (stock no 3692) and claim form […]