Reality check: public sector pay freeze

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a public sector pay freeze in the government’s spending review last week, backed up by some claims that need further analysis

Highlights: Stars in Our Schools 2020

Stars in Our Schools was a bit different this year but it was still a glorious celebration of all that school support staff do for our children

Domestic abuse is a workplace issue

UNISON Northern Ireland host an online event to mark International End Violence Against Women and Girls Day

Branch resources review releases survey results

Survey reveals that branches particularly need more time and more reps to help and share the load

Care workers left high and dry by chancellor

Government money not enough to fix broken care system

Blog: This cynical, divisive kick in the teeth

Chancellor’s pay freeze for most public service workers mocks the government’s commitment to ‘levelling up’ with old-style Thatcherism

Divide and rule won’t help the economic recovery

Chancellor’s plan is austerity plain and simple

Shockingly poor government planning left health and care staff vulnerable to the virus

Ministers reacted too slowly when buying protective kit

Universities call for urgent action on racial harassment in higher education

“Black staff and students must have the same opportunities to develop their studies and careers as their white counterparts.”

Government must intervene to protect policing in Warwickshire 

Plans to cut 85 police staff roles must be halted

The role model teaching assistant

UNISON celebrates the school support staff who go above and beyond to give our children the best possible education with our Stars in Our Schools campaign. Tina Kemp is one of them

School catering staff win in the Wirral after UNISON pressure

Private company abandons plan to make staff redundant and will now access the government furlough scheme

Pay restraint is a ‘cruel blow’ for those working tirelessly in the pandemic, says UNISON

Staff need pay rise to maintain morale

Public support not going back to normal

‘The people and services who delivered so much during the pandemic deserve so much better – as do the communities they support’

Government must let schools go online to rescue Christmas

Switch two weeks before Christmas would make all the difference