Rule book advice: members of far-right organisations

Rule changes passed at national delegate conference in 2012 make it clear that support for far-right organisations or parties is incompatible with UNISON membership

Scottish councils must scrap care-on-the-cheap home visits

UNISON calls for a ban on 15-minute homecare visits, insisting on appointments that match the needs of clients

UNISON comments on Mid Staffs review

Presss release: UNISON comment on Mid Staffordshire NHS trust special administrators review, and pledges to complie recommendations in the best interest of patients, staff and community for continued consultation

Northern Ireland schools proposal disappoints unions

Right for Northern Ireland schools to be employers is ‘a good deal for politicians, but a bad one for staff’

Government report shows welfare reforms are not working

Government report into pilot schemes reveals issues and concerns that UNISON has been raising

Shropshire council plans to axe half staff

UNISON warns that edundancies would have “devastating consequences” as council says up to half its staff could be cut in bid to save save £80m

Council staff to lobby councillors

Press release. East Cambridgeshire workers lobby councillors over plan to borrow millions of pounds to pay for 14 fourteen large-scale projects – Photo and interview opportunity

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UNISON says registration of school support staff is meaningless unless key issues are addressed

Union calls on Welsh government to implement a Wales-wide school support staff structure that would include consistent job profiles and pay for members of the schools workforce

UNISON calls for greater regulation of private landlords

New report warns that wealth of private landlords is stopping first-time buyers getting onto the property ladder and calls for cap on buy-to-let mortgage lending

Review offers once-in-a-generation opportunity for patients and healthcare staff

But staffing ratios can’t be forgotten in the drive to improve patient care, UNISON says

UNISON ‘broadly welcomes’ statement on Welsh ambulance services

Moves towards quality and outcome-driven performance and paramedic training reflect ‘a clear understanding’ of the issues

Heath and social care survey reveals ‘areas of concern’

Violence at work and discrimination are among issues in need of urgent action, while threat of privatisation still looms

Scrap the cap

UNISON, the Pensioners Convention and United for All Ages present peers with 10 key questions on the draft Care Bill

Pension rights for councillors?

UNISON responds to government consultation saying elcted councillors and local office holders should continue to be allowed to join the Local Government pension scheme