On 23 June the UK must make a decision. The referendum gives us all the chance to decide whether to remain part of the European Union (EU) or whether to leave.
Water companies should pay their staff a living wage. The UK water industry has the chance to become the first sector to be entirely Living Wage accredited. UNISON is campaigning for all UK water companies to become accredited as Living Wage Employers, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. The current rates are £8.25 for […]
Government plans to restructure the further education sector on cheaper lines are focussing on are curriculum, estates and back office. UNISON is concerned about the threat this raises around job security and site closures or relocations.
Ambulance staff in England are still waiting for the government to deliver on the promises it made at the end of the NHS pay dispute in 2015. It agreed to talk about pay and bandings for ambulance staff and look at the skills and experience paramedics currently use to get the job done, with a view to […]
The Government’s plans to scrap NHS bursaries will leave student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with over £52,000 worth of debt. The fear of debt will discourage many people from becoming healthcare professionals, exacerbating the current recruitment crisis. This will have disastrous repercussions for patient safety. Join UNISON now by calling on the Government […]
The Trade Union Bill currently before Parliament is unfair, unnecessary and undemocratic. MPs need to focus on the real problems the country faces and talk to us about how we can work together for a better future.
The idea behind a living wage is very simple: that a person should be paid enough to live decently and to adequately provide for their family. At its heart is an ethical argument for preventing in-work poverty and ensuring workers are not exploited through low wages.
The current system of homecare is failing the people who receive it and the people who provide it. UNISON is campaigning for more funding and better quality homecare services. Visit the Save Care Now campaign website.
UNISON is campaigning to ensure everyone who works in our NHS is valued, whatever role they fill. This campaign aims to promote the message amongst the public, politicians and media of the great work that support staff do every day in the NHS. UNISON knows that all staff no matter what their role play an […]
Council services are there for you when you need them, making your community a decent and safe place to live. But years of Westminster’s savage spending cuts have forced councils to scale back services.