General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for UNISON members

From 25th May 2018 GDPR came into effect. In the regulations are duties which organisations, such as trade unions, comply with.  Failure to comply could lead to heavy fines. Further information is available by following this link

TUC National Demonstration Saturday 12th May 2018

Last weekend thousands demonstrated their dissatistaction at austerity and a call for an end to cuts. The demonstration organised by the TUC also highlighted the TUC’s Great Jobs Agenda with demands for a new deal for young people.    

Trade union recognition agreement signed

UNISON has signed a recognition agreement with one of the UK’s largest housing associations, Optivo Housing, allowing the union to negotiate pay and working conditions on behalf of staff there.

The agreement – signed by UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis and Optivo chief executive officer Paul Hackett – allows the union to both recruit new members and negotiate on behalf of existing ones.

Optivo is one of the UK’s largest housing associations with over 44,000 affordable homes in London, the South East and the Midlands. It was formed following the amalgamation of Amicus Horizon and Viridian Housing Association last May.