Figures reveal toll of asbestos in schools

From teaching assistants to teachers to pupils, asbestos in schools is a killer and cuts to school funding can only make the situation worse

Violence towards staff in charities and housing associations must end, says UNISON

Violence towards staff in charities and housing associations must end, says UNISON Almost half the staff (47%) working for charities and housing associations have experienced violence or aggression, either from people who use their services or from colleagues, according to a recent survey from UNISON. The survey revealed widespread abuse, ranging from verbal threats to […]

Pay Up Now! – a serious campaign and it’s working, NEC hears

UNISON executive receives update on work around pay and agrees next steps

UNISON takes Pay Up Now! campaign to MPs

As rising inflation increases the pressure on public service workers’ pay, UNISON tells MPs rises must be funded properly and be for the whole team

Exeter hospital porters appeal for support

Porters taking action over management plans for 12-hour shifts appeal for donations to hardship fund

Violence towards staff in charities and housing associations must end

New survey reveals danger for staff in the charity and voluntary sector

‘Now is the time to win for our members’

UNISON general secretary speaks at union’s police and justice service group conference

Thousands march in Edinburgh to demand: Pay Up Now!

5,000 march through Scottish capital to demand an end to the public sector pay cap

Schools funding is still in crisis – prepare to lobby

Join us for a Lobby Against School Cuts to show MPs that, despite the Department of Education’s welcome rethink, there is still a problem

Black workers hit harder by austerity

In June this year, UNISON ran a survey to find out about members’ financial situations, and some of the results are shocking, especially when it came to our Black members.

Harry Leslie Smith’s new book is an essential call to arms

The campaigner is urging everyone to help create a fairer society for all and reject a slide toward the past he remembers

Former UNISON and NUPE general secretary Rodney Bikerstaffe

Rodney Bickerstaffe

A personal message from Dave Prentis

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

Labour link: 2017 committee election results

The results of the Labour Link election are now available – elected members of the committee will take office immediately

Police and justice: Service group executive by-election result

Result of the by-election for the probation general seat on the police and justice service group executive.

Black History Month must be ‘a time for action, not just reflection’

Activists should challenge employers on their commitment to Black workers