Unfairly treated employees should not have to pay to seek justice, says UNISON

UNISON’s legal battle to give people at work the right to access justice – without having to pay expensive fees – when employers break the law goes to the Supreme Court today (Monday). The two-day hearing is the final stage of UNISON’s legal campaign against the introduction of employment tribunal fees, which began back in […]

Higher education unions submit 2017-18 pay claim

Unions challenge universities to improve pay that has ‘significantly fallen behind inflation’

Cuts forcing social workers to ‘brink of burnout’, says UNISON

Social workers are struggling with heavy caseloads, working longer hours and going without lunch breaks, according to a survey by UNISON and Community Care magazine. Nearly half (48%) of respondents said the volume of cases they were responsible for left them feeling ‘over the limit,’ and more than half (56%) blamed staff shortages for their […]

We are fortunate to be surrounded by those who greeted an act of inhumanity with humanity

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the those killed in Westminster yesterday, those injured by this barbaric act and their families, friends and loved ones. At times like these, when those who wish to spread hate attempt to divide us, we must remember those who run towards scenes of danger – brave members of […]

Blog: Work in local government in Scotland? Vote to reject this pay deal

If you work in local government in Scotland, have your say and vote to reject this pay deal via unison.org.uk/lgscot17. And stand up for better wages for vital public services.

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NEC 2017 election: notification of ballots


Ballots are to take place for contested seats on the national executive council

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Let’s make time to talk

Laney Walsh is one of UNISON’s most extraordinary activists, keeping a vow and working tirelessly to combat the stigma around mental health

New offer that could settle Derby dispute to be put to school support staff, says UNISON

Strike action by Derby school support staff is to be suspended following a new offer from the city council, UNISON has announced today (Friday). UNISON will now recommend that its members across the city’s schools accept the offer. That offer will now be put to staff, and if they vote to accept the deal, the […]

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Andy Burnham vows to end ‘callous culture’ of social care

The mayoral candidate for Great Manchester outlines plans for a fully-integrated health and social care service

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UNISON wins £70,000 pay-out for hospital cleaners

22 union members in Torquay receive damages after being made sick by hazardous chemical disinfectant

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All English schools face real cuts to funding

Latest Education Policy Institute report confirms unions’ warning over effects of new National Funding Formula

Blog: The other u-turns Hammond could have made

The media will mock the Chancellor for his u-turn, but history will judge him and his party far more harshly for the u-turns he has failed to make.

Zero-hours contracts give the upper hand to unscrupulous employers, says UNISON

Responding to Office of National Statistics figures published today (Wednesday) that show that the number of workers on zero-hours contracts has increased to 905,000, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Zero-hours contracts are everywhere in social care. They give the upper hand to unscrupulous employers and silence employees who fear they’ll lose hours if they […]

Public sector workers face hardship from pay restraint, says UNISON

Commenting on the Resolution Foundation report on public sector pay released today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “After years of harsh pay restraint, those delivering our public services are facing yet more financial hardship. “School staff, nurses and council workers are struggling to make ends meet. “If ministers don’t reverse their damaging policy […]

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Sterilisation staff win pay rise after two-month dispute

Welsh health board offers increases of up to £1,900 a year after strike by staff paid less than colleagues working for neighbouring boards