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UNISON’s petition calling to scrap the pay cap is getting close to the 100,000-signature mark.

The goalie fighting to save dreams

After a starry career on the pitch, Everton and Wales footballing legend Neville Southall is now a UNISON member, working to help struggling youngsters

UNISON welcomes tariff moves at E.ON

Commenting on the announcement today (Thursday) that energy company E.ON is to phase out standard variable tariffs for its customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “This could be a game-changer, and is good news for E.ON customers and employees alike. It should mean cheaper bills for households, and greater stability for the workforce, at a time of much […]

Protecting Haringey home care workers with new charter

Care workers in the London borough of Haringey are to be given the time and support they need to do their work, through a new ethical charter. Haringey Council has signed up to UNISON’s ethical care charter, which sets out a series of commitments to protect the rights of home care workers’ and give them […]

UNISON disappointed by pay offer for colleges in England

UNISON has today (Wednesday) expressed disappointment at the pay offer put forward by the Association of Colleges. The union believes the offer of a one per cent increase or £250, whichever is greater, will plunge college staff further into poverty. UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This offer is hugely disappointing. It will do […]

UNISON suspends Aung San Suu Kyi’s membership

Honorary membership suspended as international pressure grows over Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis

Blog: Lillie McNaughton was one of those special people

She will be missed by her friends in UNISON Scotland and across our union, and by those who she stood up for in the workplace and the conference hall. Our thoughts are with all those who knew her.

UNISON cautiously welcomes government’s school funding rethink

Union welcomes rethink from original proposal but warns that many schools will still struggle

Open University should not be closed to Cubans

UNISON has issued a statement criticising the Open University for banning students from Cuba.

Blog: The people of Lancashire deserve more

This is a council currently at the centre of a police investigation over the controversial “One Connect” deal with BT. This is also a council where council leader Geoff Driver is currently on police bail, over allegations of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and witness intimidation.

UNISON calls on government to fund a proper NHS pay rise

‘NHS staff and their families need a pay award that stops the rot’

Having the confidence to help

For teaching assistant Hasmita Dhamelia, a UNISON course to build confidence led to a new role – as a UNISON rep

All NHS staff need a pay rise that’s above inflation, say health unions

NHS unions are today (Friday) breaking with tradition and submitting a pay claim directly to the government on behalf of more than one million health workers across the UK. In a letter to the Chancellor, 14 health unions including UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing, the Royal College of Midwives, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, […]

FE pay claim: union writes to college heads asking for a decent pay rise

UNISON writes to FE college heads demanding a decent pay rise for staff

The future of EU workers is ‘a fight that’s too important to lose’

MPs, Lords and the London Mayor back EU workers as UNISON members lobby Westminster