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Worcestershire Branch

Griffith House

30 Love's Grove




Tel: 01905 26186


White Ribbon Day

November 25th

The White Ribbon Campaign is a global movement of men and boys working to end male violence against women and girls. It was formed by a group of pro-feminist men in 1991. 


Every year around November 25th thousands of people in the UK bring come together to raise awareness and work towards ending male violence against women.


This year the theme of White Ribbon Day is “Creating a future without male violence against women” and the campaign is focusing on engaging with young men and boys in particular.

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Unison has issued a Flood Bulletin for members who may have been impacted by the recent floods more information can be found on the Unison national website at or check out the pamphlet in the list of downloads further down this page.

Health and Well-Being at Work


In the past, when people thought about health in the workplace, they were mostly concerned with 'health and safety'. For instance, minimising physical hazards, such as noise, dust and spills. Nowadays there is much more emphasis on maintaining a healthy workforce.


What is health and wellbeing?


Health refers to both a person's physical (body) and mental (mind) fitness.Wellbeing is how people feel and function on an individual and social level. It covers the way they feel about their lives, including their jobs, and their relationships with the people around them.


What can affect the health and well-being of staff?


A person's health and wellbeing can often be affected by their own character and their home or social life but it can also be influenced by factors at work.

While working is often good for someone's health and wellbeing, factors at work that can affect the health and wellbeing of staff include:

  • relationships with their managers
  • relationships with colleagues
  • amount of involvement they have with organisational issues and decisions
  • job design and control over the way they do their work
  • availability and acceptability of flexible working

 You can find out more about health and well-being at work on the Acas website go to


Emotional health and well-being at work

Research by the mental health charity Mind confirms that a culture of fear and silence around mental health is costly to employers:

  • More than one in five (21 per cent) workers agreed that they had called in sick to avoid work when asked how workplace stress had affected them
  • 14 per cent agreed that they had resigned and 42 per cent had considered resigning when asked how workplace stress had affected them
  • 30 per cent of staff disagreed with the statement ‘I would feel able to talk openly with my line manager if I was feeling stressed’
  • 56 per cent of employers said they would like to do more to improve staff wellbeing but don't feel they have the right training or guidance

Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in partnership with Simplyhealth reveals that the top five causes of long-term sickness absence (ranked in order) are:

  • mental ill health
  • stress
  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • acute medical conditions
  • injuries/accidents


9 Ways Employees Can Stay Healthy at Work

  • Eat sensibly. ...
  • Drink plenty of water. ...
  • Restrict your caffeine intake. ...
  • Maintain good posture. ...
  • Take frequent breaks. ...
  • Keep your workstation clean. ...
  • Be hygienic, use hand sanitiser regularly. ...
  • Avoid mingling with sick employees
  • Manage stress levels

 If you are experiencing problems at work that is affecting your health and well-being contact your Unison Rep for a confidential chat about available help and support.   

Document Downloads


UNISON bulletin for members impacted by the floods
20190830 WCF TUPE (S Booth).pdf
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20190830 WCF TUPE (S Booth).pdf
Unison response to consultation
UNISON Briefinf for members on Exit Payments Cap consultation
Consultation on Exit Payments Cap - Draft Regulations - UNISON response 2019.pdf
UNISON response to consultation on Exit Payments Cap
Edge of Care.pdf
UNISON Response to WCC Edge Of Care Consultation
Edge Of Care Consultation.pdf
WCC response to UNISON 26th Feb 2019
NJC Final(1).pdf
NJC Pay Update Sheet March 2019
School Newscast Summer 2019).pdf
Summer 2019 Newscast for Schools