Healthcare staff in Sheffield raise a thousand pounds for poppy appeal

A Sheffield health branch of UNISON has raised a thousand pounds for the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal by giving out knitted poppies. The poppies were mainly made by matron Sue Lake, and distributed by representatives of the UNISON Sheffield Teaching Hospitals branch. For every poppy given away, the branch pledged to donate £2 to […]

Closure of Sheffield care facilities will worsen support for children with severe learning disabilities, says UNISON

Proposals to close a care unit in Sheffield supporting children from across the country with severe learning disabilities and mental health conditions must be reconsidered, UNISON says today (Wednesday). Ruby Lodge is part of Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. It provides services for young people aged eight to 18, allowing them to be assessed by […]

UNISON STATEMENT: Sheffield Steelers v Nottingham Panthers

Everyone at UNISON Yorkshire and Humberside is deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic events of the ice hockey match between Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers at Sheffield’s Utilita Arena, on Saturday 28 October. During the second period of the match, Nottingham Panthers player Adam Johnson was seriously injured. Around 8,000 fans were at the […]

Councils in Yorkshire and Humberside face “dire” cash crisis totalling more than £350m, says UNISON

Councils across Yorkshire and Humberside have a hole in their finances exceeding £350m collectively for the coming financial year, making it extremely likely they will have to make huge cuts in essential services and jobs, says a report published by UNISON. The figures, based on financial information gathered from local authorities across Yorkshire and Humberside, […]

UNISON Black History Month Awards Dinner in Sheffield

To mark Black History Month, UNISON Sheffield Teaching Hospitals branch has organised a regional awards night to recognise individuals and organisations across Yorkshire and Humberside. A total of eight categories will be recognised at the dinner, and the focus is around being inspirational role models for others. As well as the awards ceremony, there will […]

Council leaders in Sheffield commit to tackle racism with help of UNISON

Senior figures from Sheffield City Council have again committed to rooting out racism at the authority, at an event organised by UNISON today (Tuesday).  The Race Equality Commission assessed the council to be “institutionally racist” and introduced a three-year improvement plan to change culture, structures, processes, policies and systems.  UNISON City of Sheffield branch arranged […]

UNISON organises anti-racism event for Sheffield City Council as part of Year of Black Workers campaign

An event to help Sheffield City Council eliminate racism has been organised by the UNISON City of Sheffield branch. The council was assessed to be “institutionally racist” by the Race Equality Commission and a three-year improvement plan introduced in an effort to change culture, structures, processes, policies and systems. Both the chief executive and new […]

Environment Agency members in Leeds and Sheffield to take strike action

UNISON members working for the Environment Agency in Leeds and Sheffield will take strike action for the first time on Wednesday 18 January. Staff in the agency have seen their pay eroded by over 20% in the last decade and are now “working one day in every five for nothing“. UNISON national secretary for the […]