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University of Bath agrees to reinstate living wage

UNISON welcomes ‘urgently needed first step’ but says more must be done to tackle pay inequality

Cowd with banners at Salford nurseries rally in March

Nursery funding campaign goes to Westminster

Salford campaigners to the fore in launching national funding for nurseries campaign at Parliament on 25 April

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HE unions and employers to meet again in May to talk about pay

Meeting follows offer of 1.7%, or £325 a year, made in talks on 13 April

Universities members vote to accept proposals on USS pension scheme

Higher education service group executive calls off industrial action ballot following vote

Branch appeals for donations to hardship fund as workers start two weeks on the picket line for sick pay from international company worth hundreds of millions

Hull recycling workers strike for sick pay

Branch appeals for donations to hardship fund as workers start two weeks on the picket line for sick pay from international company worth hundreds of millions

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University pay talks begin

Although no offer has been tabled, UNISON described the discussions as “constructive” and all parties have said they intend to make progress across all elements of the claim at the next meeting.

University members asked to strike to defend USS pension scheme

Industrial action ballot follows 91% rejection of proposed move to ‘defined contribution’ scheme in consultation of affected members

And English further education college

Funding review ‘must recognise real cost of providing quality college education’

UNISON reacts to minister’s announcement of review into English further education funding, alongside ‘efficiency and resilience’

English schools having to spend more than they get to educate pupils

UNISON calls on government to ‘give more money to schools now’ as Education Policy Institute report shows more schools recording larger deficits

Redundancy threats stalk northern colleges

FE colleges in northern England announce plans for hundreds of job losses

‘It’s a disgrace that housing workers live in worse conditions than those they are trying to house’

Access to good, affordable social housing is key to family and social health, community service group conference hears

Everyone has the right to a safe and secure workplace, declares conference

Too many community, housing and care workers are being ‘attacked at work for minimum wage’ as a normal part of the job

It’s time to pay up for care

‘It is a fight we must win – it is a fight we will win’

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Organising to raise the bar

Community delegates recognise work of Care Workers for Change campaign in defending care services and organising a fragmented and casualised workforce

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Help a million children get the free school meals they need

UNISON backs Children’s Society campaign against changes to free school meal eligibility in England which could stop up to one million children qualifying