Digital transformation is not about doing the same things we’ve always done but just doing more of it with new technology. It’s not building an app that replicates your traditional website. It means stripping right back to look at what trade unions look like in the 21st century, and asking what does belonging to a trade union mean?
This summer, UNISON members successfully secured meaningful pay rises in the NHS; but members elsewhere are getting ready to fight for real terms pay rises and a deal that recognises long term pay cuts. Higher education workers across England are being consulted on their pay offer, with a view to rejecting it. The campaigns run […]
I’m fairly confident this is the first ever news article based on a web pay calculator going offline. A dubious honour, but this is the story of the online world.
We think that our workplace reps are one of UNISON’s greatest assets. The support they give members is invaluable – partly because they’re available for members to talk to face-to-face. When a new member joins, workplace reps are around to introduce them to the union. They can answer questions on everything from disciplinary hearings to […]
For five days eight UNISON staff are working together to decide what a future experience for joining UNISON online should look like. Day one focused on a review of how online joining works at the moment for UNISON members and what kind of vision and goals we might set for a new online join experience.
I’ve been in post as Digital Data Analyst for 12 weeks now. In that time, over half a million people visited and 1.6 million pages have been viewed on the UNISON website. We’ve had over 33,000 people join UNISON online. Our social media posts have reached over 3 million timelines. We’ve received thousands of responses to […]
Exciting news! UNISON has been recognised in a very prestigious UK wide list of ‘the leading champions of digital transformation‘. And now we need your votes!
Membership organisations like UNISON have long struggled to make sure their members read their communications. And since the digital revolution the problem has only got bigger.
In June we plan to launch a new branch website platform. We hope this will offer powerful features and great design, while still being simple for activists to use. Can we live up to our hopes? Not unless we include branches in the development process… which is what our first ‘HackDay’ set out to do.
Building a new South East region website makes me hopeful for the region’s digital future – and that of UNISON more broadly.
A searchable and browsable view of UNISON policy motions going back more than 10 years. Every year, UNISON holds a number of conferences to decide on the direction of the union. The motions discussed and voted upon, if carried, become UNISON policy and outline work to be undertaken by the relevant democratically-elected committees – the […]