Higher education unions submit 2017-18 pay claim

Unions challenge universities to improve pay that has ‘significantly fallen behind inflation’

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

NEC 2017 election: notification of ballots

Ballots are to take place for contested seats on the national executive council


Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service


UNISON wins £70,000 pay-out for hospital cleaners

22 union members in Torquay receive damages after being made sick by hazardous chemical disinfectant

A 'school' road sign against a wall

All English schools face real cuts to funding

Latest Education Policy Institute report confirms unions’ warning over effects of new National Funding Formula


Sterilisation staff win pay rise after two-month dispute

Welsh health board offers increases of up to £1,900 a year after strike by staff paid less than colleagues working for neighbouring boards

Urban park

Haggerston Park, Hackney, London

Our park lives are under threat

Our parks are now under an increasing threat, as local councils find their funding being cut and then cut again

UNISON wins payout for unfairly dismissed North West drug treatment staff

A group of workers supporting adults with addiction issues has won a six-figure settlement after their new employer left them jobless and without redundancy pay. The seven were recently awarded nearly £178,000 in compensation after UNISON backed their case against Arch Initiatives. UNISON took Arch to an employment tribunal for refusing to take on the […]

UNISON organiser Lynn Hackett standing in front of placard reading 'UNISON speaking up for public services'

Fund care to lift women workers out of poverty, Welsh councils urged

UNISON Cymru/Wales writes to all country’s councils on International Women’s Day


Do you know an outstanding healthcare assistant?

Nominations are open for the UNISON-sponsored Jean Atkinson award for outstanding healthcare assistant (closing date 21 April)


Plans to let councils opt out of legal duties to children dropped

UNISON welcomes government move after months of campaigning on Children and Social Work Bill (England)


UNISON members join London march for the NHS

Now is its time of need: the NHS needs us and we cannot be found wanting, vice-president Carol Sewell tells demonstration


Union charter to commit employers to tackle violence at work

‘Our members do not go to work to be assaulted’ community conference declares


‘Nearly at the finish line in the race to the bottom’

Community conference vows to fight for members in ‘very challenging times for service group’


‘We stand with you – the union is behind you’

Community conference vows to back EU members and all migrant workers