Just how much public service workers are spending on rent

In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. Find out how much NHS porters, nurses, PCSOs and more are spending on rent

Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake

The legal decision today (Friday) not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong, and is at odds with legal precedents and a common sense understanding of what counts as work, says UNISON. Today’s Court of Appeal judgment in favour of Mencap overturns a previous ruling at an employment appeal tribunal in April 2017. […]

A time to celebrate

ON UNISON’s 25th birthday, general secretary Dave Prentis takes stock of the union’s achievements and of what lies in store in the future

Blog: A Labour government is within our grasp

A Labour government – it’s been too long. We have a real chance to change that, and elect a Labour government with a conscience, a heart, Socialism at its core – and UNISON at its heart.

Hospital trust drops plans to outsource NHS staff to private company

  Friday 6 July 2018 For immediate release Hospital trust drops plans to outsource NHS staff to private company  A hospital trust has reversed its decision to outsource NHS staff to a subsidiary – or ‘subco’ – company, UNISON has announced today (Friday). Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Foundation Trust (WWLNHS) has agreed to drop plans to transfer more than […]

Social workers are overworked but the data is hiding it

“Children and family social work has always been a challenging and busy field, however after 20 years I feel I can say that I have never seen things this bad.”

Happy Birthday to our NHS – the greatest achievement of our movement

The NHS saved my life – that’s a debt I can never repay. But today, and everyday, I will fight to protect this most special institution and the people working within it. I know that you will all do the same.

Hollywood star Michael Sheen surprises the first person born in the NHS

To celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday, UNISON set up a very special meeting

strikers on the 30 June march with placards, banner and balloons

New strike dates announced in Wigan ‘subco‘ dispute

Strikers announce seven-day action beginning on 17 July in struggle to stay as NHS workers

Torus housing workers protesting with placards outside one of its offices

St Helens and Warrington housing members win 3.1% pay rise

Pay increase at north-west England housing group follows rejection of 2% offer and a ballot for industrial action

Pay up now ID

English further education pay claim submitted

Claim is for 5% or £1,500, whichever is greater, and the living wage

What would you do?

Ayrshire mental health nurse Gordon Mckay knew he had to act when he saw a colleague reduced to tears by a manager in the 1990s – now he’s the union president

March for the NHS – how it went down, in pictures

Thousands of people marched through central London to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS, and show that they’re willing to fight for it

UNISON is busting out all over – our monthly highlights

June saw a number of highlights for the union and our members glisten in the early summer sunshine

Watch our film about our glorious members

It’s a quarter of a century since UNISON was born