Local News Archive

May 8th, 2012

As far as Branch is aware there is no UNITE action within SPFT. However, for those of you who want to show support for the unions in sectors who are on strike Head Office has issued this advice:...

May 8th, 2012

By Brighton & Hove Steward Stephen McLean


The Stop The Cuts meeting held on the 2nd May was a rather flat and low key affair. This was a reflection of the feeling amongst delegates that the momentum built up prior to and culminating on November 30th had been...

May 8th, 2012

Brighton Hove and District Trades Council is supporting the PCS, UCU, Unite pensions strike this Thursday. Plans for the day are:


  • Early Morning Pickets until around 10am
  • Meet Grand Parade at 11am to head to main rally
  • Main rally 12noon outside Brighton Town...
May 8th, 2012

Whilst we await further direction from national UNISON after our narrow vote in favour of rejecting the 'final offer', three of our sister unions have joined forces to create a new joint campaign: 68 is too late.


They state that:


"British citizens are already...

May 1st, 2012

UNISON SPFT Branch Secretary Peter Atkinson writes:


Dear Colleagues,


The results of the UNISON ballot were released late yesterday afternoon and are shown below together with a statement from UNISON Head of Health, Christina McAnea.


April 8th, 2012

UNISON’s ballot on the final offer for our Pension Scheme is due to start on 11th April and closes on 27th April.


Members will be able to vote by post or on line and will be receiving a ballot paper and summary information on the proposals by post. It is vital that your address...

March 30th, 2012

Peter Atkinson UNISON Sussex Partnership Branch Secretary writes:


"UNISON’s Health Group Executive met on the 21st March to agree the final arrangement for our national, individual member ballot on the final proposals from the government on the NHS pension scheme. I sit on the...

March 20th, 2012

Around fifty hardy souls gathered under grey skies at Hove Town Hall last Saturday to take their protest against the Health and Social Care Bill to nearby Tory HQ. UNISON Sussex Partnership Branch were present to hear speaches by representatives of Brighton Hove District Trades Council, Brighton...

March 20th, 2012

Three football fans who went to a Brighton’s recent game against Cardiff showed their support for another team before the game – the NHS!


Brighton fans Peter Atkinson and Jim Gray together with Cardiff fan, Mike Thomas were showing their colours and Save the NHS T-shirts outside...