I lead UNISON’s digital team, which is working to make UNISON a top-notch union for digital communications, service delivery, member engagement and organising.

Improving the experience of joining UNISON online: day one of our design sprint

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.

Vote for UNISON as a digital leader

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!

New on the UNISON website: a searchable database of policy decisions

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 […]

UNISON’s digital strategy: the only thing that is certain is change

“For over two years now, I’ve been developing UNISON’s digital strategy. It is, as all strategies tend to be, a work in progress. However we’re now stepping up a gear with the launch of a two-year digital work programme.”

Digital change at UNISON: it’s a matter of principles

How will UNISON get change to happen in a massively decentralised organisation with lots of internal politics? Our six principles for digital work aim to help us in getting tangible and achievable progress.

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Challenges for unions in a digital world

Do trade unions remain immune from the changes digital is wreaking on other organisations and other industries?

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6 amazing reasons you should apply to join the team

UNISON is embarking on a major digital work programme over the next two years. We can only deliver it if we have people who have the vision, skills and experience on board…. which is why we’re hiring! Here are 6 amazing reasons you shouldn’t let this opportunity pass you by!

If life gives you lemons: digital engagement around the Labour leadership

It is fair to say we weren’t really expecting to be working on another Labour leadership process this summer. Lots of projects were in the pipelines, lots of other activities planned. But, when it became clear that the leadership election was on, we had to put a lot of this to one side and use the […]

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UNISONdigital wins at TUC Communications Awards 2016

Votr 2015 wins ‘best membership communication: digital’ and our Organising Space is commended in the ‘best communication for reps and activists’ category

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The UNISON Branch Finder: a second beta now available

Today we have put a new version of our Branch Finder online, with a number of changes introduced in response to feedback on the first version.

Making the network of UNISON websites make sense: a first step

Today, we rolled out the latest in a series of changes we’re making that should, over time, help us to make the full network of UNISON website more cohesive, easier to navigate and use.

How we reached 40% participation in the consultative ballot of ambulance staff in England

In May 2016, UNISON ran an indicative  ballot of ambulance staff in England in which 41% of members participated. Participation relied on members clicking a private link sent to them via email or text message – there was no paper format or direct link through a website. If we only count turnout for those members […]

Coming soon to the UNISON website: the online Branch Finder

We preview UNISON’s new Branch Finder tool, which will for the first time allow users to quickly and easily find and get in touch with their UNISON branch.

Prize draw update: 8 March

Figures for the second week of the branch competition for highest proportion of member entries into the ♡ UNISON prize draw.

Prize draw update: 1 March, including leading branches for the prize draw

The UNISON prize draw is now two weeks old, and we’re seeing a great response – even though we’ve only just started the marketing push. So far, we’ve contacted around 100,000 members (some people will have heard about it through more than one route): 70,000 members with a mobile number but no email on file […]