EU citizens: UNISON returns to Parliament to defend members

Union backing new lobby for the ‘right to remain’ for EU citizens in the UK

Boris: Stop ignoring human rights in Turkey

Since the failed coup a year ago, Turkey has experienced an unprecedented erosion of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.

Higher education: Government urged to get a grip on vice chancellor salaries

UNISON has written to universities minister Jo Johnson to call for more transparency in decision-making over pay in the higher education sector.

Pension age change another blow to public sector workers, says UNISON

Wednesday 19 July 2017 For immediate release Commenting on the government’s announcement that it plans to bring forward the rise in pension age from 67 to 68 by seven years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This will be another bitter blow for public sector workers who’s workplace retirement is also linked to the state […]

Extra NHS funding welcome but staff need to be paid properly, says UNISON

Responding to the government announcement today (Wednesday) of £325m for NHS transformation projects, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Any investment in the NHS is welcome as spending on facilities and services is urgently needed. “But ministers must accept that change is not possible without the staff to provide these services. “It’s now time […]

Care companies must give back pay to staff who do sleep-ins, says UNISON

Charities and care companies that have paid staff one-off payments for overnight sleep-ins should not be exempt from paying the national minimum wage, says UNISON. Claims for back pay could cost the sector £400m according to Mencap. UNISON believes care workers should be paid at least the minimum wage for work they have already done […]

Unions urge foreign secretary to help stop Saudi beheadings

Unions call on foreign secretary to help stop the imminent execution of 14 pro-democracy activists in Saudi Arabia

Help stop the sale of NHS Professionals

UNISON backs We Own It campaign against sell-off – you can help by signing the petition and urging your MP to back the Early Day Motion 152

Government is out of step with the public mood on pay, says UNISON

Commenting on the latest inflation figures, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “With inflation much higher than wages, nurses, teaching assistants and care staff are getting poorer. “The government’s harsh approach to public sector pay is completely out of step with the public mood. “Every day the pay cap stays, public sector employees are […]

Government’s school funding announcement disappoints education unions 

The government’s funding announcement today (Monday) is disappointing and means a return to smoke and mirrors statements on school funding, say education unions. UNISON, ATL, NUT and GMB have said that whilst any extra money is welcome, it isn’t enough to stop the huge cuts that schools are making. Calculations published on the organisations’ School Cuts […]

Becky Everett, Jill Goodale and Jon Richards with UNISON flag

UNISON joins the carnival against the cuts

Thousands of parents, pupils, school staff and their unions demonstrated against cuts to school funding yesterday

The Chancellor is “completely out of touch” on pay, says UNISON

Commenting on the Chancellor’s comments today (Sunday) on public sector pay, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The Chancellor’s remarks show he is completely out of touch. After seven years of a punishing pay cap, all public sector employees need a pay rise. “The care worker hurrying from house to house doesn’t feel overpaid, […]

Blog: We must stop the government removing your rights without debate, oversight or a vote

Hard won rights fought for and won over decades could be eliminated by the stroke of a pen in Whitehall.

Unions submit p­­ay claim on behalf of more than 30,000 police staff

The UK’s three largest unions have submitted a pay claim on behalf of the 32,000 police staff they represent in England and Wales. UNISON, UNITE and GMB have put in a claim for a 5% or £1,000 increase – whichever is greater – for all police staff. It also includes a 5% increase to the […]

NHS apprentices protected by new pay guidance

UNISON will support branches with new guidance ‘to make it stick’ in the workplace