UNISON calls on Environment Agency to strengthen its health and safety measures

Unions seek urgent review of risk assessments to tackle new COVID-19 variant

UNISON voices concern at post-18 education proposals

The union sees a missed opportunity in both further and higher education to create a system placing students and staff at their heart

DfE stats reveal high level of COVID infections among school staff

Estimates put 39% of teachers and school leaders and 51% of teaching assistants and other staff are working on-site in open settings in the current lockdown

Vote for your health heroes

‘Now, more than ever, it’s vitally important that the work of the entire NHS family is recognised and celebrated’, says UNISON

Palestine: Is your pension invested in the occupation?

UNISON launches new guide on pension fund engagement and divestment from companies involved in the occupation of Palestine

UNISON urges government to stop meter readings

Non-essential activity should be stopped immediately to cut the risk of staff contracting and spreading COVID-19

TUC survey reveals 71% of working mothers denied furlough

Working parents – particularly mothers – are in an impossible situation this lockdown. UNISON is calling for paid parental leave to support them

Worried about your finances? UNISON can help

UNISON can offer a range of financial assistance for members – ranging from specific COVID-19 grants to debt advice, benefits advice and winter fuel grants

UNISON plans fightback against staff cuts to Sheffield Hallam students’ union

Redundancies facing permanent staff at Sheffield Hallam students’ union will have a major effect on students, and UNISON members plan to fight back

Christina McAnea elected UNISON general secretary

Christina McAnea has today been elected as general secretary of UNISON, the UK’s largest union

‘I can’t afford to retire’ – why carers need a living wage

Three out of four care workers don’t earn the living wage. UNISON vice president Sian Stockham is one of them and she’s leading the national fight to raise carers’ pay

Carers need practical support more than applause

Applause and appreciation do not replace pay and practical support for our public service workers

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UNISON urges employers to review staff safety due to new COVID variant

Union writes to Health and Safety Executive urging updated guidelines to protect workers in light of new variant of coronavirus

BTec exams must be cancelled now urges UNISON

Staff running these exams, many of them already at heightened risk, will be exposed to unnecessary additional danger

Library staff ‘scared and stressed’ about working through lockdown

UNISON calls for libraries to stay completely closed, to protect library workers and their families