5 reasons why the PCC elections really matter

There’s been far too little coverage so far of one of the most important set of elections also taking place next week – the police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections in England and Wales

UNISON marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

Workers around the globe call for ‘strong laws, strong enforcement, strong unions’

UNISON to consider national employer’s final pay offer 2016/17 for higher education

Employers also offer further joint work on gender pay and casualisation

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UNISON sponsors Merthyr Rising Festival

Two branches join forces to celebrate Welsh role in trade union history

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The Trade Union Bill – how we campaigned for key changes

UNISON members across the UK played a part in protecting their trade union rights.

Special statement from UNISON Cymru Wales on ambulance tragedy

Fatal accident involving ambulance staff in North Wales has ‘devastated’ colleagues

As we condemn the Trade Union Bill we shouldn’t overlook what our campaigning has achieved

This is a bad bill but without the labour movement pushing back with passion and vigour, it could have been much worse.

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Rhondda Cynon Taf becomes latest council to condemn TTIP

UNISON congratulates south Wales council on adopting motion condemning secretary trade deal

LONDON - JANUARY 21st: college of harringey enfield and north east london on January the 21st 2015 in London England UK. The UK education system is ranked 6th in the world.

Further education workers demand a decent pay rise

Joint unions submit claim for £1 an hour pay rise and the living wage as a minimum in England

Hopeful migrant workers receive training on their rights, prior to departure for construction industry jobs in the Middle East (credit: CEC, India)

“My employer ‘gave’ me to someone else”

Through its International Development Fund, UNISON is supporting efforts to protect Indian workers from exploitation when migrating to the Gulf

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In 2016 we should be able to design workplaces where no-one has to die as a result of their job

Up to 50,000 people still die each year in the UK as a result of work-related ill health and incidents. Fortunately few of those are UNISON members, yet too many are still suffering from poor workplace conditions that cause work-related ill health, including: stress, back pain or RSI, hazardous substances, bullying or harassment, and workplace violence.

UNISON welcomes government’s change of heart on Trade Union Bill proposals

Commenting on the debate today (Wednesday) in the Commons that has seen the government accept many of the Trade Union Bill amendments made last week in the Lords, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Without these significant changes, unions representing working people across the UK would have found it hard to continue doing what they […]

UNISON to accept local government pay offer

Following a meeting of local government representatives from across UNISON, the union has decided today (Wednesday) to accept the pay offer from the employers. Head of local government Heather Wakefield said: “Having talked to members in local government across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we’ve decided that there are to be no further consultations and […]

Unison Cymru Wales Health Awards 2016

Get your nominations in! Closing date 23 May. Celebrate the valuable contribution UNISON colleagues make in the workplace. Awards will be presented by the Minister for Health and Social Services on 6 July 2016 at the Radisson Hotel, Cardiff. Contact your local branch for further information and nomination forms.  Award categories: –  Above and Beyond This […]

Takeaways and fizzy pop putting health of NHS workforce at risk, warns UNISON

Poor quality hospital food is undermining the health of NHS workers, a survey from UNISON and the Campaign for Better Hospital Food (CBHF) warns today (Wednesday). Nurses and other health employees are being forced to survive on fast food – or on poor quality vending machine snacks­­­ – because hospitals are failing to provide proper […]