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Women penalised financially for having children

Women with children face a wider gender pay gap, says a new report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies

No-one should be forced to choose between paying the rent and feeding their kids

Over three million households (one in eight UK households) are paying more than 25% of their household income on repaying unsecured debts.

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More than a million families struggle with extreme debt

Stagnant wages make problem worse for families struggling with low pay

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Union sets up network to support members who are EU citizens

Union will be producing information for members from the EU and their families to reassure them of their rights

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MPs to discuss workers’ rights post-Brexit

UNISON backs private members’ bill and launches its new network for EU members

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UNISON leads campaign to save Bolton children’s centres

Union launches protest after council announces merger plan that will see two thirds of centres closed

Joining the campaign for better conditions at Sports Direct

Sports Direct are the face of bad work conditions at present. If they want that to change, they need to be proactive. Allowing a full, independent investigation of what it’s like to work there is a crucial first step – and UNISON will continue to work with other unions and shareholders to fight for that.

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Scottish college workers vote to strike in pay dispute

College employers urged to use negotiations on 25 August to agee pay fairness or strikes will mark the start of new academic year

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How much have higher education workers lost?

UNISON launches ‘salary loss calculator’ for UK university staff ahead of September’s industrial action ballot

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UNISON sets out its own Olympian stall in Birmingham

Union hosts community sporting event to help build relationships across the community and raise UNISON’s profile

Cut crime not police staff Key Issue

What do Olympians and the champions of our public services have in common?

The work that public servants do each and every day is more important than sporting prowess, but it will rarely receive a medal, will rarely headline the evening news or the front pages of the paper and is no recipe for fame and celebrity. But the very least the champions of our public services deserve is – like our Olympians – to receive the resources they need.

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ODPs to come under the allied health professions umbrella

Change from April 2017 likely to mean ‘better representation during workforce planning activities and improved access to continuing professional development’

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How will the new housing act affect you and your family?

UNISON has published a new briefing on the 2016 Housing and Planning Act (England)

We must support young people and the services they rely on

Youth workers are tireless in the support they provide to young people, for example helping them find work and getting more education. In the months and years ahead, it’s time we as a country showed the same level of dedication to our young people – and reverse the damaging tide of youth service cuts, before it’s too late.

Labour is becoming the new ‘nasty party’ – and it needs to stop

Chasing ideological purity is a dead end for Labour and everyone who needs a Labour government. There can be no place for witch hunts against Labour MPs, councillors and party staff by the left or right of the party.