Local News Archive

December 12th, 2017

Anecdotally, we are being told that there is a shortage of lap tops in the Trust. UNISON is checking with members to get more information. We understand that the Trust is only able to have a certain number of lap tops under it's IT licence, but that can leave staff and teams short.


December 11th, 2017

OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IS SOON UPON US. Held on Tuesday 6th Febraury 2018, this is our most important meeting of the year. It is here that members can elect branch officers and stewards and stand for election to those positions too. The branch will also review its work in the last year and...

November 30th, 2017

UNISON BRANCH HAS BECOME CONCERNED at the large number of fixed terms contracts currently in use within the Trust. The Trust's guidance on the use of fixed term contracts is quite specific. According to policy, fixed term contrats can be appropriately used for the following reasons:

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November 24th, 2017

UNISON SUSSEX PARTNERSHIP BRANCH HAS PRODUCED A DISCUSSION PAPER that addresses one of the most urgent issues facing the future of the NHS. 'Growing Older, Working Together: The challenges of maintaining safe services and retaining an ageing workforce' was written by Branch Secretary Nick...

November 24th, 2017

BRANCH HAS LAUNCHED AN OLDER WORKFORCE SURVEY for all SPFT staff 50 years of age or over. This comes after we called on the Trust to develop an older workforce strategy to combat current and future recruitment and retention issues.

"The older workforce not only brings...

November 24th, 2017

UNISON SUSSEX PARTNERSHIP BRANCH IS CALLING ON THE TRUST to develop a strategy for retaining it's older workforce, which is nationally defined as workers 50 + years of age.

With recruitment of new staff at near crisis point, the NHS is likely to face a huge challenge as a result of the...

May 27th, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

A new branch website is currently under construction, the result of which means that we shall not be using this current website as much as usual.

For the most up to date information on UNISON Branch make sure you are recieving the internal workplace bulletin.

May 27th, 2016

The recent trial of Matthew Daley which concluded last week with his conviction of manslaughter at Lewes Crown Court, highlights the difficult decisions our clinical staff face day in day out when caring for people with serious mental health conditions.

This high profile case has resulted...

April 1st, 2016


UNISON today has announced that it is merging with the United Grand Lodge of England, otherwise known as the Freemasons.

In a moving moment alongside Grandmaster HRH The Duke of Kent, Dave...