NEC agrees branch resources package

The branch resources review makes a series of proposals for more practical support for local branches including improved funding formula and a new branch support and organising fund

A ‘big bang’ reopening of schools is ‘unnecessary and reckless’, says UNISON

Union says a phased return of all schools and colleges in England from 8 March will protect pupils and staff

Your safety at work is our priority

Union will push government to prioritise the ‘forgotten key workers’ in the vaccine rollout

UNISON’s 2021 summer conferences move online

Union’s NEC hears that it is not possible to commit to usual schedule due to ongoing COVID-19 disruption

UNISON statement on the coup in Myanmar

The government must move quickly so that no UK company can do business with the military

Branch resources review – update

The package of draft proposals will be presented to the union’s national delegate conference for final approval

UNISON urges government to stop meter readings

Non-essential activity should be stopped immediately to cut the risk of staff contracting and spreading COVID-19

Christina McAnea elected UNISON general secretary

Christina McAnea has today been elected as general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union

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UNISON urges employers to review staff safety due to new COVID variant

Union writes to Health and Safety Executive urging updated guidelines to protect workers in light of new variant of coronavirus

BTec exams must be cancelled now urges UNISON

Staff running these exams, many of them already at heightened risk, will be exposed to unnecessary additional danger

‘We’ll fight the public sector pay freeze’

UNISON makes plans to fight the public sector pay freeze and pays tribute to Dave Prentis at his final NEC meeting before retirement

Higher education members reject ‘insulting’ pay freeze

UNISON members vote overwhelmingly to reject the 0% pay offer, which amounts to a pay cut, in higher education

Further education unions ‘outraged’ at pay offer

UNISON says college leaders have broken their pay promises and that pay in the FE sector is ‘simply too low’

Public support not going back to normal

‘The people and services who delivered so much during the pandemic deserve so much better – as do the communities they support’

UNISON welcomes better health and safety protection for zero-hours workers

High Court rules that zero-hours workers should have the same protection as others