Welcome to the website of the Sheffield Hallam University branch of UNISON.

We represent administrative, professional, technical, clerical and manual staff at Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union. We aim to negotiate better terms and conditions, advise and support members who need help, and campaign for a fairer, safer workplace and society.

As a UNISON branch, we are part of one of Britain’s biggest trade unions, representing workers across all the public services.

On this site you can

  • find out more about UNISON
  • contact the Branch
  • find out how to join UNISON
  • read Branch news and information
  • connect to other useful websites and sources of information


stand up to racismSaturday 18 March 2017  Stand Up To Racism National Demonstration  London
Stand Up To Racism has called a national demonstration to coincide with the UN Anti-Racism Day. Find details of transport from Sheffield.

Over 50 MPs, peers, trade unionists and Jewish and Muslim leaders have joined together in backing a ‘Stand Up to Trump Stand Up to Racism’ demonstration. 

The demonstration is backed by Doreen Lawrence, Rabbi Lee Wax and members of The Muslim Council of Britain and is supported by shadow cabinet members Diane Abbott and Emily Thornberry as well as leading backbenchers Clive Lewis, Chuka Umunna, Lisa Nandy, Bill Morris, Neil Kinnock and Peter Hain and trade union leaders including the National Union of Teachers’ Kevin Courtney and Unite’s Len McCluskey.



Sheffield Unite Against Fascism public meeting on Tuesday 14 March, 6pm – 7.30pm,

Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 2JB

Holocaust Heritage

‘Introducing the new Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre for the North’ 

Please join us on the night to hear about this important initiative and participate in the discussion how Sheffield can contribute.

Speakers include:

Lilian Black, Chair, The Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association

Sue Pearson, a Kinderstransport refugee who lives in Sheffield

Chair: John Campbell

For more information about the new centre in the north please see https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/press-releases/holocaust-heritage-and-learning-centre-north





Saturday 25th/Sunday 26th February

The Friends of Edward Carpenter are celebrating LGBT+ History Month and Marking and Celebrating the Partial Decriminalisation of Homosexuality in Britain in 1967. We are organising events with SAYiT and other local organisations and are fundraising for FOEC, SAYiT and Rape Crisis. 

See the Facebook page for these events.

Saturday 25th February Millennium Galleries, Arundel Gate, Sheffield

Sunday 26th February 2017 Sheffield Hallam University – The HUBS, Paternoster Row,  



I Daniel Blake

Come to a special screening of Ken Loach’s award-winning film I, Daniel Blake, provided by Sheffield Trade Union Council.

Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the state. A deeply moving, starkly realistic story of a man thrust into the benefits system after suffering a heart attack.

7pm, Monday 23 January

Trades and Labour Club, 200 Duke Street Sheffield S2 5QQ

Entrance free but donation of £2 welcome to cover cost



In October 2016 over 1,500 people – including Jeremy Corbyn, Diane Abbott and Alf Dubs – launched a mass movement against racism.

The idea is to build a network of activists within local communities and amongst the trade union movement to combat attempts to divide ordinary people by defending the positive migrant workers play in Britain, support refugees and confront racism, islamophobia and antisemitism.

At our last Branch Committee a motion was passed to

  • affiliate to Stand Up to Racism, publicise its initiatives to members in our branch, and to be part of the Sheffield Stand Up to Racism Committee
  • send two delegates from our branch (as well as our union banner) to the Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference on 4 February 2017 in London
  • support and build the TUC-backed Stand Up to Racism demonstration on 18 March (UN Anti-Racism Day)

With this in mind, the branch is supporting and inviting members to attending the following protest in Sheffield, which is part of a number of protests organised around the country in solidarity with those who will be protesting in America.

No to Trump’s racism

Protest his inauguration

Friday 20 January


Outside Sheffield Town Hall