Government must find the cash to allow the elderly to be cared for with dignity, says UNISON

Commenting on the warning today (Monday), from the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, that dignified care social care for the elderly will be at risk unless the government makes more money available, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “Government spending cuts have put local authority budgets under intolerable […]

UNISON comments on latest NHS deficit figures

Commenting on the latest NHS deficit figures published today (Friday), UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “These new figures confirm the full extent of the financial misery and chaos in the NHS. And the government’s reckless spending cuts are entirely to blame. “It was always ludicrous to expect the NHS to make £22bn worth of […]


Trying to stop check-off for union subs ‘a silly and petty policy’

Trade Union Bill is “unfair, unnecessary and undemocratic,” says Doncaster mayor Ros Jones

Further cuts to police forces could jeopardise public safety and lead to more industrial unrest, warns UNISON

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis has today (Thursday) warned that more cuts to police jobs and budgets could jeopardise public safety, and lead to industrial unrest. In his speech to the union’s annual police and justice conference in Brighton, Dave Prentis said: “Despite promises not to cut frontline policing, all we have seen from this […]

General secretary Dave Prentis with members at the police and justice conference

Prentis condemns government hypocrisy on facility time

General secretary pledges resources to police and justice staff as he addresses conference

UNISON and Cormac representatives with signed charter

South West care company signs Ethical Care Charter

Cornish care company Cormac has signed up to UNISON’s Ethical Care Charter, the first in the South West to do so

Dave Prentis slams Taxpayers’ Alliance

General secretary criticises comments on pensioner benefits as ‘despicable’

Dave Prentis addresses NDC. Photo: Steve Forrest / Workers' Photos

‘You are the living history of our union’

General secretary praises contribution of 170,000 retired members at Brighton conference

UNISON’s reaction to the Prime Minister’s speech at Tory conference

The Prime Minister talks of launching an ‘all-out assault on poverty’, but his government is soon to make almost three million working families and their five million children significantly poorer.

On World Day for Decent Work, join the fight against the Trade Union Bill

Trade unions fight for decent work every day, but the UK government’s Trade Union Bill would threaten our ability to do so


Latest council signs up to Ethical Care Charter

Cheshire West and Chester is latest local authority to sign up to better care and better conditions for care workers

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UNISON condemns plan to slash Essex police service

Essex police force unveils plan to axe PCSOs and close stations in the county

Local government pension funds’ infrastructure investing must be in members’ best interests, says UNISON

The Chancellor’s decision today (Monday) to allow the local government pensions funds to come together and invest on a grander scale is welcome. But any investment must be in scheme members’ best interests, not just in the government’s, says UNISON. Before the Chancellor tries to get the funds that are responsible for the pensions of […]


Thank you to everyone who made Sunday a success

Thousands upon thousands of UNISON members – and their families – took time on Sunday to come to Manchester and march


Keep free school meals for infant children: sign the petition

UNISON is backing a petition calling on the government to keep universal free school meals for infant children in English schools