News Archive



Peterloo Bi-Centenary Memorial March in Manchester, 18th August 2019.








Honorary Life Membership.

Lilian Greenwood MP and former member of the SUE Executive was made an Honorary Life Member if SUE.

2017 General Election

The SUE Executive would like to congratulate former SUE members and SUE members who were elected to Parliament, namely  Lilian Greenwood and Alex Norris.

GFTU Biennual General Coumncil Meeting  14-16th May 2017

SUE was represented at the 2017 Biennual General Council Meeting of the GFTU held in Stratford. The Society was represented by Charlie Sarell Acting National Secretary, seen in the picture with GFTU President John Smith and GFTU General Secretary Doug Nicholls.


Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival: 16th & 17th July 2016

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival took place  on 16th & 17th July. Members of the Society attended and took part.


Durham Miners Gala 9th July 2016

The SUE Banner at the Durham Miners Gala
Part of the Procession of Union Banners


First SUE BAME Training Day a great success.

BAME Meeting 2016

The first SUE BAME Training Day was held in London on 18th May  and was very successful even though a number of people had to drop out at the last moment.


Statement from the SUE President

Following posting on social media of a recording of a staff meeting in the Greater London Region, public comments have been made which have been derogatory towards UNISON staff and some SUE members in particular, seemingly based on inaccurate transcripts. SUE and its members respect the internal democratic processes of the organisation we work for. Crude blanket attacks and broad allegations impugning all staff are unwelcome and offensive. Many SUE members work over and beyond their regular duties and contracted hours on behalf of UNISON members and activists because we are also committed trade unionists. As such we believe in the fundamental role trade unions play in fighting for a fairer more equal society financially, politically and socially and SUE resents any suggestions to the contrary. We do not wish to comment on the issues surrounding the Greater London meeting but we will not allow our members to be caught in the cross fire and have aspersions thrown at them.

Glyn Jones,

National President.



Solidarity with the BMA Junior Doctors Strike. 12.1.2016


Members of the SUE Executive Committee and the SUE West Midlands Branch joined junior doctors on the picket line outside Birmingham’s Children’s Hospital in a show of solidarity in their dispute with the Government over their new contracts.


GFTU Progressive Summit
SUE delegates Claire Jones, Barry O’Hanlon and  Angela Gerrard attended the  GFTU Summit in Stone, Staffordshire in November 2015 which was held to look at the future of the GFTU and further opportunities for co-operation between GFTU affiliated unions.

In April 2015 SUE delegates  attended a multi cultural exchange in Sofia Bulgaria with trade unionists from across Europe.