Key issues

UNISON represents people employed in all areas of local government. We make sure the needs and rights of workers in this sector and related public services in our service group are recognised and defended. By working together within UNISON, local government workers can achieve more.

 

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Keep meat clean by keeping meat inspectors independent

Our meat is clean and edible because independent meat inspectors make sure it is fit to eat, but the European Union may be about to scrap the regulation that ensures this.

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Local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC)

As a worker in local government or a school your pay and other terms and conditions are determined by a negotiating body; the National Joint Council (NJC) .

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Cuts to local services

The massive spending cuts that the coalition government has imposed on local councils will have a long-term impact. Public services will disappear, there will be fewer jobs with less money in the local economy. Find out what UNISON is doing to defend public services and how you can help.

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    Speak up for Libraries' Rally at Westminster Central Hall, London.

    Privatisation

    We think public services should be run for people, not for profit. Privatisation costs more, damages crucial services and drives down the terms and conditions of those providing them. Find out how UNISON is campaigning against the privatisation of local services and how you can help.

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    Pension power

    Most UNISON members pay into a work pension fund. These funds are invested and the profits help to pay for pensions. By getting involved in deciding how funds are invested, we can help make this money work for members, society and the general economy.

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