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UNISON Suffolk County Branch has relocated

The UNISON Office has now relocated to Suffolk County Council headquarters in Endeavour House Ipswich, on Russell Road. We are open for business to members. If you need to drop by please come to reception in Endeavour House and ask for the UNISON office, we look forward to seeing you.



UNISON represents full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors. We are the UK's largest public service union, with over 1.3 million members. If you need help now and you're a current member please contact us.


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Suffolk County Branch of UNISON provides support to members working for Suffolk County Council (including apprentices), The Food Standards Agency (FSA), Suffolk schools and academies, higher and further education (including University of Suffolk and other colleges), Vertas Ltd, Concertus, Care UK, Suffolk Libraries, Realise Futures, Leading Lives, Kier, private care homes and voluntary and community sector organisations in Suffolk.

We are the ONLY recognised Trades Union for Single Status employees in schools in Suffolk.

Join today and you'll receive our support – with membership costing as little as £1.30 a month.

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"YOU CARE WE CARE" campaign update

We Care You Care: Campaign Update (adobe.com)


So proud of @suffolkunison hosting tonight’s online event #YouCareWeCare. To hear first hand experiences of front line carers Ewan, Jacque and Amanda who were amazing. Especial thanks to @cmcanea our general secretary for her input and support for our campaign. To Kezia Pugh @livingwageuk and Sandy Martin @sandyofipswich for their great contribution to the discussion. To @UNISONEastern for support during this campaign as we are all one @unisontheunion #livingwage. Thanks Neil Bland Unison Suffolk Branch Secretary. #solidarity




NJC PAY CLAIM 2022  #WeNeedMore


UNISON’s NJC Committee met on the 19th April to consider the results of the consultation of members and on the headline claim for the 2022 NJC pay claim for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The outcome of the vote is for the headline pay claim of “a flat rate of £2000 “this was a very clear outcome, and the NJC Committee therefore agreed that UNISON’s policy is for a headline pay claim of £2000 on each pay point.
This will now be taken forward into talks with the other two NJC trade unions, GMB and Unite, in early May, for agreement. In the meantime, work will continue on drafting the detailed content of the pay claim.
The Committee agreed strongly that the priority must be to get the next pay claim in as soon as possible, so that negotiations can begin. The pay claim and associated campaign need to build on the messaging of recent years, emphasising the crucial work our members have done throughout the pandemic, but with 2 a particular focus on the huge cost of living crisis now engulfing local government workers – with the cost of day to day essentials like petrol, heating and food increasing rapidly.

Visit our campaign website to find out the latest  "We Need More" pay 2022 information

We Need More - unison.org.uk/weneedmore

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There For You - School Uniform Grant

Published on June 13, 2022 by

There for You’s School Clothing Grant will launch on 24th June 2022. Applications won’t be available before this date. Please check back nearer our launch date for further information. 2022- School Uniform Grant

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Suffolk Black Members Group Meeting

Published on April 8, 2022 by

Suffolk Black Workers Meeting
Please save the date for the next Suffolk Black Workers in person meeting which will be held on Tuesday 19 July from 12.00 -14:00 at Concertus, 2 Friars Bridge Road, Ipswich, IP1 1RR. Free lunch and refreshments will be provided to all Black workers who attend.

We would really appreciate if you could confirm your attendance for both meetings to my colleague Lucy McCombe : l.mccombe@unison.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.


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