Women’s conference condemns child marriage

Delegates debate emergency motion that triggers shocking emotional testament and call for ILO action to stop girls vanishing from child labour statistics because they are ‘married’

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UNISON’s Gareth Snell in final stages of high profile election

Stoke by-election candidate says his union experience has informed his campaign

Blog: Heart Unions, Heart Palestinian workers rights

I am proud that UNISON supported WAC-MAAN to organise Palestinian workers in the illegal Israeli industrial zones, and we stood with them in their fight for justice for Hatem and the workers at the Zarfarti garage. Wins like this are rare for Palestinian workers living under occupation, so when they happen they should be celebrated. Especially in heart unions week.

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Time for pension equality

Women’s conference shows full support for WASPI campaign for pension equality

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Dave Prentis tells conference ‘we will campaign against Trump’

Dave Prentis announces UNISON’s official support for Stop Trump UK as he speaks at the union’s women’s conference in Brighton

No mention of equality in Brexit white paper is “shocking and shameful”

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has described the government’s failure to mention equalities in the Brexit white paper as shocking and shameful at its annual women’s conference today (Thursday). Around 750 delegates are debating a range of equalities motions involving women in work at the event. Addressing the conference, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: […]

EU migrant members speak up for right to remain

UNISON is supporting a day of lobbying and celebration in defence of its EU migrant members

Care firms shamed are just the tip of the iceberg, says UNISON

Commenting on the 360 employers named and shamed today (Wednesday) by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for failing to pay the national minimum wage, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This list fails to shame the larger care firms who are equally guilty of denying staff a fair wage. Those in the spotlight today are just […]

Blog: Our NHS is in crisis – and it is a disaster of the government’s own making

Nine out of10 hospitals faced overcrowding this winter – a sure-fire sign that government underfunding is beginning to affect patient care. Waiting times are up. And there’s a widespread cash shortage forcing difficult decisions on staff around the country.

There should be no open arms welcome for Donald Trump

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “There should be no open arms welcome for Donald Trump. When running for the White House he made the most appalling sexist and racist comments, and those same vile sentiments are now shaping the executive orders he’s signing as President. Protecting him from the inevitable protestors will cost millions […]

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Cymru/Wales calls for services and communities to be the priority

‘Welsh public service workers will be holding you to account’, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis warns candidates at manifesto launch

Blog: There is so much to fight for today and in the future

Let’s remember why we fight together to change our government and our country for the better. But let’s also remember the great, often unseen but absolutely vital, work that unions and trade unionists do unheralded each and every day. Those acts of representation, support and campaigning are the foundations on which our union is built. And there is so much of it to love.

Service group executive by-election results

Summary results for recent by-elections to the community, energy, health care, higher education, local government and police and justice service group executives (SGEs) are now available

Blog: Lets celebrate the successes as well as the struggles

In the months and years ahead, unions will once again fight for the rights of our members and all working people. For the rights we currently have and the rights we deserve. There will be future victories for our movement that will make the lives of millions better.

We all showed our love for UNISON

#heartunions was back for 2017 and the energy and enthusiasm of our members and activists did UNISON proud.