Dave Prentis is UNISON’s general secretary – the highest elected post in the union. He speaks up for UNISON members, campaigns for public services and leads the union.

Read Dave’s blog for views on issues UNISON is working on and information on what he’s doing.

The damage Tory cuts are doing to the NHS

The time has come for the Tories to finally begin sorting out the underlying issues in the NHS, which include the major dispute over pay

Happy New Year

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year.

Christmas and New Year message

2014 was a big year for UNISON – and 2015 looks set to be even bigger.   As we mark the Christmas holiday and the start of a new year, I can’t help reflecting on the sacrifices our members are making every day to keep vital services going in the face of cuts and pay […]

Decent jobs week

Millions of us are trapped in low-paid, insecure jobs and failing to benefit from the so-called economic recovery

Yet more government-induced hunger pains

Earlier this year I questioned why people in the sixth richest country in the world were becoming increasingly dependant on food banks. It’s heartbreaking to be asking the same question in the lead up to Christmas

Little faith in autumn statement

I have very little faith that the chancellor’s autumn statement will bring any relief for workers

Stars in our schools

In schools across the UK, UNISON is promoting the tireless contribution of the 250,000 support staff we are proud represent

A big thanks to NHS members

We must keep up the pressure on the government, and Jeremy Hunt in particular, so that they implement the pay body’s recommendation

Congratulations on a sustained pay campaign

The fight to end poverty pay among our local government and school support staff must go on

Congratulations to our Care UK members

Our Care UK members in Doncaster must be congratulated on the success of their sustained strike action

Poverty pay has no place in 21st century Britain

Poverty pay has no place in 21st century Britain and we are working hard in UNISON to get employers to sign up to pay the living wage

Everybody deserves the dignity of a decent wage

How can it be that Britain’s five richest families are worth more than the country’s poorest 20%?

Proud to march for fair pay

On Saturday, the atmosphere was one of solidarity and determination and our members’ strength of feeling was plain for all to see

NHS workers deserve a pay rise

The rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of our NHS members this morning as they came out in force on picket lines across England

The price of justice

UNISON will be in the High Court later this month arguing for the government’s savage Employment Tribunal fees to be scrapped