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UNISON Suffolk County Branch has relocated

The UNISON Office has now relocated to Suffolk County Council headquarters in Endeavour House Ipswich, on Russell Road. We are open for business to members. If you need to drop by please come to reception in Endeavour House and ask for the UNISON office, we look forward to seeing you.



UNISON represents full-time and part-time staff who provide public services, although they may be employed in both the public and private sectors. We are the UK's largest public service union, with over 1.3 million members. If you need help now and you're a current member please contact us.


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Suffolk County Branch of UNISON provides support to members working for Suffolk County Council (including apprentices), The Food Standards Agency (FSA), Suffolk schools and academies, higher and further education (including University of Suffolk and other colleges), Vertas Ltd, Concertus, Care UK, Suffolk Libraries, Realise Futures, Leading Lives, Kier, private care homes and voluntary and community sector organisations in Suffolk.

We are the ONLY recognised Trades Union for Single Status employees in schools in Suffolk.

Join today and you'll receive our support – with membership costing as little as £1.30 a month.

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You and your colleagues in councils and schools continue to experience a significant cost of living crisis, with food, heating and transport costs continuing to increase.

While headline inflation figures have begun to fall, RPI inflation, the inflation measure which UNISON believes is the most accurate reflection of the realities our members face, is currently at 6.1%. Therefore, the NJC Committee proposes that the 2024 pay claim is for:

  • An increase of 10% or £3,000, whichever is the greater
  • A commitment to reach a minimum rate of pay of £15 an hour over the next two years, with a clear plan for how this will be achieved
  • Reviews of the gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps in local government

10% rise would stop the continued falling in the real-terms value of your wages and begin to make up for a decade of lost earnings, with the £3,000 minimum helping the lower paid cope with ongoing financial pressure. The claim for a clear move towards a £15 an hour hourly rate is in line with policy agreed at UNISON’s local government conference. The claim for work on the gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps, is in line with UNISON policy to create fairer workplaces.

With the above in mind, we are now consulting with our members to see if you agree with the three proposed headline claims for the 2024 NJC pay claim?

Please keep a look out for an email with the link to the pay survey, if you have not received this please kindly contact the branch by emailing: countybranch@suffolkunison.co.uk or call: 01473 263100





I am very excited to join the branch as a BSOF Local Education Organiser. The team here is incredibly knowledgeable, motivated and I am looking forward to collaborating with them. I come from a family of educators, so I know how vital our members' jobs are in preparing the next generation. Enabling them to focus on their job to the best of their ability by having their back is incredibly important to me.

Looking forward to meeting you

Liam Hall



The signing today off the Anti- Racism Charter by Suffolk County Council and UNISON



YOU CARE WE CARE" campaign update


What a great success, thank you to all those involved and showed their support to our Social Care Workers "They Deserve More! " 

Great coverage on Look East

Look East- Social Care





UNISON is campaigning to end the outsourcing of cleaning and security staff at the University of Suffolk.

They receive worse terms and conditions that directly employed staff and know this isn’t fair.

Please help us to help our members, by signing our petition to show your support for better treatment.



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