UNISON welcomes new law on tenancy fees

New Tenancy Fees Act (Engalnd) comes into force on 1 June – Scotland and Wales have own legislation

Probation given some vital medicine – but it’s not cured yet

The government’s admission that privatisation of the probation service has failed is welcome, but it doesn’t go far enough

FE pay ballot results

UNISON members working in 13 further education colleges in England have voted in an industrial action ballot over the employers’ pay offer

More hospital staff in Liverpool set to take action over unfair pay

Staff at Royal and Broad Green hospitals to take action following success at Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital and the Walton Centre

Vote in the European elections on 23 May

“Vote for candidates who will stand up for public services and defend our welfare state.”

Love your library? Tell us about it

UNISON survey of library workers will look at the effects of austerity cuts on the service

Time to nominate your health hero

UNISON-sponsored awards for health and care support workers are being held for the fourth time

Bangor University staff celebrate victory in pensions dispute

Management had planned to cut pension benefits by up to 12% for support staff before UNISON campaign

Sandwell council staff celebrate victory in grading dispute

Members in UNISON and Unite had voted 100% to take industrial action before council regraded them

AFG workers set to begin seven-day strike

Company has rejected UNISON’s offer of serious talks over cutting carers’ sleep-in shift payments

HE employers make final pay offer

UNISON’s service group executive will meet on 7 May to decide response and consultation procedures

Will a shower of April wins help us flower in May?

Another busy month saw UNISON celebrating victories – and launching new campaigns

Labour Link national committee election

Nominations will open on 14 May: nomination forms and other materials will be available on the web from 7 May

What you need to know about government housing plans (England)

Plans to abolish ‘no-fault’ evictions are welcome, says union, but more needs to be done for private tenants

UNISON condemns the soaring need for food banks in the UK as a ‘national disgrace’

The Trussell Trust distributed a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels in the past year, amid renewed calls for government to end the five-week wait for Universal Credit