And English further education college

Funding review ‘must recognise real cost of providing quality college education’

UNISON reacts to minister’s announcement of review into English further education funding, alongside ‘efficiency and resilience’

NJC pay update: branch views required by 5 April

Branches asked to comment on revised recommendation on pay offer for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

There for You needs you!

UNISON’s welfare charity is holding an election to find six trustees to direct its work

Nominations for the inaugural Eric Roberts award

Regional Council last year agreed to establish an annual organising award. This award has been established in memory of Eric Roberts, a long standing regional activist, UNISON President, NEC member and Branch Secretary of the London Ambulance Branch, following his untimely death in November 2016 during his presidency. Eric was a trade unionist who was […]

York council agrees to sign Ethical Care Charter

Decision comes after a lengthy campaign by UNISON

Graphic from the cover of the ethical care charter document

Manchester City Council moves to lift carers’ pay

Announcement comes as part of plans to bring social care and NHS services closer together

English schools having to spend more than they get to educate pupils

UNISON calls on government to ‘give more money to schools now’ as Education Policy Institute report shows more schools recording larger deficits

Blog: United Utilities workers are on strike to defend their right to a fair pension

These attacks are completely unwarranted. In the past five full financial years, United Utilities has earned £1.6 billion in profits, whilst over a billion was paid out in shareholder dividends over the same period. In 2016/17 their two most senior staff – CEO Steve Mogford and CFO Russ Holden – were paid more than £4 million between them.

Nursing by association

There’s a new breed of healthcare professional coming. Say hello to the nursing associate…

Spring Statement leaves public services in a dark place, says UNISON

UNISON responds to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement

Every Child Matters

UNISON members in the fostering recruitment team at Manchester City Council talk about their task

How to… get marching

Expert advice on how to plan and get the most out of marches and demonstrations

UNISON reacts to latest A&E figures

Commenting on the latest statistics for A&E attendances and admissions for February, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The latest data shows just how punishing the winter months are proving for the NHS. Last month was the worst on record. Yet the figures don’t include the added difficulties staff faced when freezing conditions began […]

Blog: Child marriage is child labour

This International Women’s Day it is important that we stand up for equality in every workplace; for decent work and freedom from violence and harassment for women everywhere. Child marriage is child labour and together we can end it.

Underfunding of schools resulting in increased class sizes for secondary schools in England

New research by the School Cuts coalition of unions (NEU, NAHT, ASCL, UNISON, GMB and Unite) shows that class sizes are rising in the majority of secondary schools in England as a result of the Government’s underfunding of  education. There is a particular problem in secondary schools because of a shortfall of £500m a year […]