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Higher education pay – employers make final offer

Following the conclusion of higher education pay negotiations, the employers have made a full and final offer on pay for 2017-2018.

UNISON and Swansea Labour group leader sign the charter in front of a UNISON Cymru / Wales banner

Swansea signs up to ethical care

Council’s ruling Labour group pledges to introduce UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter after May’s council elections


NHS employers tempted to view apprentices as ‘cheap labour’, warns UNISON

Union will seek to use Agenda for Change to protect apprentice pay and conditions

UNISON delegates voting at health conference 2017

Health members look to ballot box and beyond to win battle over pay

UNISON’s health conference approves a renewed campaign strategy against the government’s 1% pay cap

Student nurses joined the People'S Assembly march and rally in London to protest against government plans to axe the NHS bursary

‘The fight’s not over’ in campaign to save NHS bursaries

UNISON health delegates hear moving proof of the value of the bursary for student nurses


Ambulance staff are ‘breaking under the strain’

UNISON health delegates discuss the pressures on ambulance members whose stressful jobs are made even more difficult by cuts


‘Together we are stronger’ NEC hears after Derby success

School support staff congratulated after for successful dispute; Syria statement; conference preparations

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

UNISON NEC statement on Syria

UNISON condemns ‘horrific chemical attack’ and ‘any bombing raids by foreign governments which could exacerbate and prolong the conflict’

Statement on the closure of NHS Protect

Responding to the news that NHS Protect has been closed, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “Assaults on NHS staff are growing. That’s why it’s so worrying that the body looking after them and prosecuting offenders – NHS Protect – has been closed, and its staff diverted to counter fraud and protect property. “Stopping fraud […]

15 minute care makeover

Fifteen minute care makeover from hell

Claire Sweeney stars in our new short film with a difference


There for members – how our charity helped this winter

More than 600 UNISON members struggling to pay for their heating, have been awarded over £30,000 thanks to UNISON’s dedicated welfare charity, There For You.


Get ready for Public Service Champions part two

This month and next will be busy months for UNISON’s Public Service Champions campaign.

Photograph of higher education workers holding placards reading "speaking up for a living wage"

Unions call on university employers to improve their pay offer

Latest offer ‘does not meet members’ expectations’ and needs to be improved, joint unions tell UCEA at most recent talks


Winning with UNISON

‘You don’t have to accept something when an employer is in the wrong – you can challenge it and by standing together you can win’

map showing NEC constituencies and numbers of seats

NEC elections: 5 reasons to vote

UNISON members are electing the union’s national executive council – key reasons why you should use your vote and return the ballot paper