Disabled members response to Phillip Hammond’s comments

Last week at the Treasury Select Committee Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP, in answer to a question about the cause of poor productivity implied that the UK’s poor productivity levels were the result of disabled people in the workforce. He said: ‘It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the […]

UNISON responds to latest inflation figures

Commenting today (Tuesday) on the rise in inflation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation at its highest level in six years, many public service workers are facing a bleak Christmas. “With wages now lagging even further behind the cost of living, the government’s punishing pay cap is pushing families to the brink. It’s […]

Local government unions urge chancellor to fund pay

Joint letter to Philip Hammond from UNISON, Unite and GMB calls on him to fund ‘a decent pay award’ for school and council staff in this wee’s local government settlement

Blog: Coming together for the benefit of our members

Different people from different professions and backgrounds, all with different skills, coming together, pooling their resources and their energy for the benefit of all UNISON members and the services they provide. That’s what our union is about when it’s at it’s best. That’s what I saw in Halton today.

Give councils and schools the cash to fund a decent pay rise and protect services

The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do

Blog: Why our union is fighting the “two-child limit”

This is one of the most dreadful ideas I have ever heard from this government. It would be far better and far more preferable to scrap the two-child limit altogether. UNISON’s campaign will continue to fight for that in the weeks and months ahead – both because of the impact of this pernicious legislation on UNISON members, and because it is the right thing to do.

Health unions welcome moves on pay but warn against making staff foot the bill

Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.

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This is what we do – top 8 brilliant things from 2017

It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to. So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together.

UNISON comments on NHS Providers report on winter pressures

Alarming report shows the amount of strain the NHS is under even before winter pressures have kicked in

NEC vows to continue pay campaign into union’s silver jubilee year

‘All parts of the union are feeling the strain of the austerity agenda’

You forced MPs to discuss your pay

Almost 150,000 people signed the petition calling to scrap the public sector pay cap, and as a result, MPs debated the issue in Parliament this week.

UNISON backs Brexit amendment to save the Good Friday Agreement

The UK government needs to show it is ‘genuinely committed’ to upholding the peace process, says the union

Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions

The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration

UNISON shows its continuing commitment to adult learning

UNISON renews learning agreements to benefit public service workers

Help to stop the government using aid to subsidise education profits

Write to your MP and DFID calling for a halt to support and funding of so-called ‘low-fee’ private schools in Africa and Asia