New government must reverse the trend towards NHS privatisation

UNISON urges ministers to think again after the consultancy behind series of failed privatisations is shut down

Time to debate LGPS changes as petition hits 100,000 signatures, says UNISON

Government proposals to force the 89 local government pension funds to invest in infrastructure projects have prompted over 100,000 people to sign a petition calling for a debate in Parliament, says UNISON today (Friday). The proposals are part of the government’s attempt to create six new multi-billion pound British wealth funds. UNISON is concerned that […]


UNISON Northern Ireland wins battle over salary payments

Union calls off strike ballot, for now, after health minister halts damaging move to monthly payments for health workers

Government to press on with decision to land student nurses with debts of more than £50,000

Responding to the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to plough ahead with scrapping nursing bursaries and replacing them with loans and fees, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “It was clear from the start that this consultation was a sham. Ministers have simply not listened. They seem not to care that in […]

UNISON calls for end to NHS privatisation after consultancy failures

UNISON has today (Thursday) welcomed the decision by NHS England to shut the Strategic Projects Team (SPT) consultancy. The union has called on the government to learn from mistakes made by the consultants in the past, and reverse the trend towards NHS privatisation. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “The SPT has been associated […]

‘We will not see another Davey Hopper – he was a one off’

I will always remember Davey as I saw him last – with friends and allies in Durham only a few short days ago, on the platform making his case for all to hear.

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The Higher Education and Research Bill will inhibit the life chances of a generation

UNISON has written to MPs to express deep concern about the Higher Education and Research Bill, which is having its second reading in Parliament today.

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Government must solve NHS cash crisis, says UNISON

UNISON head of health Christina McAnea comments on the publication today (Tuesday) of the Health Select Committee report on the government’s spending review.

Invest in society, not Trident, says UNISON

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis comments on today’s vote on the renewal of Trident.

TUC President and UNISON assistant general secretary Liz Snape addresses the crowd

Thousands enjoy Tolpuddle Martyrs’ Festival

The weekend of family entertainment, stalls, political debate, comedy and music had the theme ‘more in common’

Weapons of mass distraction

What the British economy needs now is real investment in our public services – not years of cuts, and certainly not a nuclear weapons system designed for the Cold War era.


Social care services for older people

Where next for UNISON’s Save Our Local Services campaign in 2016?

UNISON Labour Link and the Labour leadership

Union procedures will see all candidates present their case before affiliated political fund national committee decides whether to support a candidate, and who, in consultation with regions

UNISON National Delegates Conference 2016, in Brighton UK.
Photo shows Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON addressing the conference.

Theresa May: our union will continue to challenge and push our agenda

Today, we get a new prime minister: Theresa May – and our union will challenge where necessary but also push our agenda on the issues that matter