Photos: Marcus Rose

Banging the drum over pay

This year Glasgow’s homelessness caseworkers decided to go on strike. This is their story

photo: Marcus Rose

Putting the ‘T’ into LGBT

UNISON offers transgender members invaluable support in the difficult journey to become themselves

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Setting up shop

A new kind of UNISON office is adding an extra dimension to the union’s organising

UNISON to continue fight over Employment Tribunal fees in Supreme Court

UNISON has today (Wednesday) vowed to take its battle to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected its appeal against the government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees. Describing this case as ‘troubling’, the Court of Appeal expressed a ‘strong suspicion that so large a decline [in claims] is unlikely to be accounted for […]

Young members, banner, march, October 20, female, London

Do you know an award-winning young member?

Do you know a young UNISON member who has been involved in effective and innovative campaigning – or is just an outstanding trade unionist?

On strike

Probation staff set for second strike in England and Wales

Employers walk away from ACAS talks – prompting new strike action on 14 September


Prentis pays tribute to NI campaigners over NHS homes

Three-year campaign has helped keep many homes open in Northern Ireland, but threats remain as politicians ‘bicker’

Time for the government to get its priorities straight

Instead of focusing on helping the country at a turbulent time, the government plans to undermine your right to be supported and represented. Will politicians see sense and drop the Trade Union Bill?

Government’s claim of pay rise in NHS all smoke and mirrors says UNISON

UNISON has today slammed the government over a Treasury letter to the chair of the public sector Pay Review Bodies (PRB) – including the NHS PRB – which stated that not all staff will get a pay rise as promised in the Summer budget. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “It is clear from this […]

Dave Prentis addresses NDC. Photo: Steve Forrest / Workers' Photos

Join us in Manchester

On Sunday, it will be just five weeks to the TUC’s demonstration in Manchester marking the opening of the Tory party conference

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Academics condemn government’s attack on trade unions as ‘perverse’

Unions not too powerful – they’re too weak, say industrial relations academics

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Council cuts could mean more children in need let down

Billions of pounds of cuts mean that few councils can cope with demands from young people

Dave Prentis

Austerity is not the only way, Prentis tells Newcastle rally

This is our chance to create a new path that offers hope that offers opportunity to all, UNISON general secretary tells Corbyn rally in Newcastle


Prentis opens new Northern region ‘shopfront’ centre

New ‘shopfront’-style UNISON resource centres are a new way of organising in local communities and making the union visible, general secretary Dave Prentis said today, as he opened a new centre in Ashington, Northumberland. The office, in Station Road, Ashington Town, is a new initiative for the union’s Northern region, with three branches spread across a […]

Betsi Cadwaladr consultation shows impact on morale

UNISON Cymru/Wales’s thorough consultation with members of what it is like to work for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board moved to Wrexham Maelor yesterday with two mass meetings of health workers. The union has organised a widespread listening exercise to discover the extent of problems across the board’s hospitals after the imposition of special measures by the […]