Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]

Blog: A day to celebrate the remarkable work of all school support staff

Recently it was my pleasure to visit Lister Community School in Newham, East London and speak with support staff there. Like UNISON members across the country, they are having to do more with less while being paid less at the same time. Yet what shone though was their determination to do the very best for all the children being taught there.

Blog: Hammond’s budget left public services gasping for air

The budget was another opportunity for Philip Hammond and Theresa May to show they had understood the anger caused by their government, and a nation’s fear of what impact their attacks are having on communities and future generations. It was an opportunity they didn’t deserve. It was an opportunity they squandered.

It’s all kicking off – footballers on racism, sport, and public services 

A few famous faces showed up at UNISON head office recently, for an event on behalf of anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card.

The NHS is not out of the woods yet

The Government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail

Budget leaves public services “gasping for air”

There’s no actual money on the table

Have your say on pension changes

UNISON is encouraging members to have their say on pension changes

UNISON speaking up for public services placards tied to railing

The future of the political fund – have your say

UNISON is currently running a consultation on the political fund, don’t miss the chance to have your say. 

The standard variable tariff has had its day

It should lead to cheaper bills for households and much more certainty for its workforce

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear

Governments should not be afraid to make the case for higher taxes to pay for the investment in pay, services and infrastructure our country needs. A higher rate of income tax for those who can most afford it would be a sensible and rational start.

UNISON launches model trans equality policy

On Trans Day of Remembrance, the new policy will help workers and employers, and challenge transphobia in the workplace

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer

Cutting the income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £8.6bn over the past five years, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The April 2013 decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p has also saved the richest […]

‘If you want to be heard, speak in unison’

Assistant general secretary stresses the importance of unions

LGBT conference opens in Brighton

Vice-president opens LGBT conference with thanks to delegates for all they’ve achieved

Government care plans set to ignore the views of 1.4m care workers

Government plans to reform social care will fall short and won’t get to grips with the huge problems affecting the sector, if the work to shape next year’s green paper fails to involve the views of the UK’s million strong workforce, says UNISON. The Cabinet Office has today announced that the government is to engage […]