Blog: It’s time to go for growth

There’s a huge amount of work to do, but I know that our union is up to the task – and that every time we build our union, we make it easier to support, defend and represent our members in the decades to come.

Firm strategy and better data needed to tackle abuse of NHS staff, says UNISON

Ministers must put commitments into action to stop violent attacks

Strike ballot over ‘derisory’ pay for college staff

Hundreds of further education (FE) staff will today (Tuesday) vote on taking strike action over pay, says UNISON. Employees at 14 colleges* across England will take part in the ballot including institutions in Bradford, Norwich and Brighton. The dispute is over a national pay offer** from employers which UNISON has rejected and described as ‘derisory’. The […]

It’s spring – let’s Go for Growth

Reach out to members and non-members with an event – a picnic, a stall in the canteen, cupcakes or a social

Cuts increase risk to public in England and Wales

UNISON report shows how austerity is damaging the environmental health service provided by councils

Building on the success of Grovember

As we go for some spring growth in may, what does the data from Grovember tell us? What useful lessons can we pick out from it?

Portrait of Jon Richards

University employers improve offer at latest pay talks

Offer still falls ‘far short’ of joint union pay claim, says head of education Jon Richards

Gas boss should have pay rise blocked, says UNISON

Staff and investors should seize opportunity at Centrica AGM

Saving the planet – and your pension

UNISON research shows that LGPS disinvestment from fossil fuels is still slow

Six months is enough but only if politicians come together

The country needs a grown-up relationship with Europe and one that takes account of the June 2016 result.

‘Once in a generation opportunity to put younger workers at the heart of our union’

Health delegates embrace the commitments of UNISON’s year of young workers

Bus lane fines for ambulance crews must end, says UNISON

Drivers being hit with penalties for rushing patients to hospital

Nursing associates a ‘fantastic addition’ to the NHS team

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Andrea Sutcliffe praises the new members of the register – and launches development of five-year strategy at health conference

Safe staffing a ‘vital’ campaign for NHS’s frontline staff

Delegates hear that patients and staff alike are suffering from chronic shortages

Hospital staff say patient meals not fit to eat

More than half of hospital staff in England wouldn’t eat food served to patients because it’s unhealthy and of poor quality, according to a survey by UNISON published today (Wednesday). Many NHS employees and those working for private firms, including nurses, porters and those in administrative roles, also reveal nutritious meals aren’t available to buy […]