Welcome to UNISON, our Trade Union. We support and protect almost 1.3 million working people and offer a huge range of benefits to our members. We represent over 8,000 members in the City of Sheffield and those employees engaged in delivering public services allied to the Council, in addition we have members in Further Education Colleges and the Community and Voluntary Sector within Sheffield.


Pay consultation starts 20 October 2014

Latest News

Letter to Sarah Messenger - NJC Pay 2014-2015 (30/09/14)

You can find the letter here...

The Bisection of Sheffield City Libraries (29/09/14)

Sheffield City Council have given away 14 Community Libraries to Volunteer Community Groups and Independents and closed the Mobile Library Service completely.

100+ full time and part time staff (with over 1,500 years of service between them) have taken VS/VER, leaving the same number of staff to run the remaining 12 Council Community Libraries, plus Central Services.

The staff that have left, given the choice, would have still worked within the Library Service, had the 14 Community libraries remained open.

All of the “leavers” and “stayers” have worked in a thoroughly professional and committed way, giving a first class service to the public over the years.

Will the voluntary and independently run Libraries be able to give the same commitment?

Will these sections of communities within Sheffield be left without a Library to visit if/when the Volunteer/Independent Libraries fail?

Time will tell…


Free legal advice for UNISON members (18/09/14)


Please find here the Autumn/Winter 2014 UNISON Personal Injury Legal Services Newsletter for your information.  

You’ll see that this also gives information on the services of Thompsons Solicitors which are available to you as a member of UNISON.


As a UNISON Member you receive free legal advice and representation on:

  • Personal injury at work (including assaults)
  • Personal injury away from work
  • Road traffic accident injury
  • Holiday injury
  • Slips and trips
  • Industrial disease or illness
  • Employment law accessed through your UNISON branch

For UNISON Members and their families we offer Free legal advice and representation on:

  • Personal injury away from work
  • Road traffic accident injury
  • Holiday injury
  • Slips and trips away from work
  • Industrial disease or illness incurred away from work
  • Special terms for clinical negligence cases
  • Reduced rates for conveyancing and family member wills

AET update: STOP THE SCHOOLS SELL OFF (24/09/14)

You can find this story in our special Schools section of the website

Forthcoming Conferences (22/08/14)

Friday 6th February – Sunday 8th February 2015
Brighton Centre – Brighton

Thursday 12th February – Saturday 14th February 2015
Southport Convention Centre – Southport

To request a nomination form or for further information contact:
UNISON Branch Office
Arundel Gate Court
175 Arundel Gate
S1 2LQ

Tel:   0114 2736307
email:        lgbranch@sheffunison.org.uk

Closing date for nominations: 12noon, Monday 20th October 2014

UNISON Labour Link – What’s that all about? Meeting dates (22/07/14)

UNISON Labour Link – What’s that all about?

To take part in any political activity unions have to maintain a political fund - and in UNISON you can choose whether to pay a part of your subscriptions into the Labour Link (the affiliated political fund), the general political fund (GPF), both, or neither.

Labour Link works directly within the Labour Party to take UNISON’s policies into the heart of the party. We work at local and national level and have a network of Labour Link officers at branch, regional and national levels who work together with other affiliated unions to promote our agenda.

Our Branch is affiliated to all the local Constituency Labour Parties, and has delegates to many of them. Through Constituency Labour Parties we also send delegates to the Sheffield District Labour Party – the body which organises campaigning across the city for the Labour Party.

We have a Branch Labour Link Committee which meets regularly to co-ordinate our work. This is open to any Branch member who pay’s into the Labour Link (the affiliated political fund); although to participate fully in all aspects of our work you will need to be a member of the Labour Party.

Forthcoming meetings are on the following dates in the Branch Office all starting at 4pm –

  • Tuesday July 22nd
  • Tuesday September 16th
  • Tuesday October 21st
  • Tuesday November 18th 
  • Tuesday December 16th

If you are interested in attending these meetings please contact the Branch Office on 2736307, or email me at ken.curran@outlook.com and I will then get back to you as soon as possible.

Ken Curran
Branch Labour Link Officer

Council Convenor Election results 2014 (12/03/14)

Ballot papers issued 4828
Ballot papers returned 480

Rodney Padley 287 (Elected)
Lisa Smith 252 (Elected)
Robert Gascoigne 249 (Elected)
Jane Knight 212 (Elected)
Gareth Burdon 194 (Elected)
Joanne Crooks
Jonathan Mordecai

167 each (Elected)

Angela Hall 142
Carol Ring 124
Alix Cordock 114
Kathryn Spurr 84
Darren Whittaker 81

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