There for You relaunches its COVID-19 response fund to include universal credit cuts

With rising bills and other financial pressures, you might be eligible for a grant of up to £350

Christina McAnea

Blog: Working towards a flexible, fairer future

We need the government to champion the cultural shift to building flexibility into all jobs from the start and not just a right to ask a ‘favour’

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Help to improve flexible working proposals

Sign the petition and respond to the consultation before it closes on Wednesday 1 December

Dithering over social care must end immediately with a proper pay boost for workers

Care shortages having serious impact on vulnerable

Photo of entrance to Salisbury district hospital, with ambulance in the driveway

The Health and Care Bill: All you need to know

The government made last minute amendments to the Health and Care Bill this week – changes that will hit the poorest the hardest. Here’s all you need to know and where things are at the moment

Schools risk support staff exodus over pay, warns UNISON 

Many have reached a point where they simply can’t afford to stay in the job they love.

Fairer funding for maintained nursery schools

Remi Tayo, a UNISON member, joined MPs and colleagues from NEU and NAHT to hand in a petition to the Chancellor demanding fair funding

Staff ensuring health and care safety deserve fair pay

Strike ballot to be launched for CQC workers

Staffing levels in care ‘dangerously low’ with dying residents denied dignified end, says UNISON survey  

Survey shows staff having to choose between supporting residents in final hours and needs of other residents

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UNISON welcomes government pledge to end violence at work

ILO convention says no one should be in fear of physical, physiological or sexual violence from just going about their daily work

Christina McAnea

Blog: The fights for better pay and better public services are linked

With the UK government making disastrous decisions for workers and services, UNISON will be running industrial action and consultative ballots in the coming weeks

Bulb collapse shows public energy supplier needed

Government action to buy energy for consumers would limit pain

Vice president Andrea Egan with North West delegates at LGBT+ 2021

LGBT+ conference applauds organising award winners

Presentation caps a busy morning that saw delegates debate a wide range of topics, including the climate crisis

Taiwo Owatemi MP speaking remotely

Shadow equalities minister pledges equalisation of hate crime law

Taiwo Owatemi MP – a UNISON member – addressed UNISON’s LGBT+ conference and thanked members for their work in the pandemic

Rostrum and stage set at LGBT+ conference

Delegates pledge to fight back against rising tide of transphobia

Meeting on Transgender Day of Remembrance, LGBT+ conference backs a raft of motions to fight back against ‘an attack on all of us’