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NHS needs £280m or the government will be breaking minimum wage laws

The government will need to inject £280m into the NHS by the end of the decade, or ministers will find themselves in breach of their own minimum wage laws, warn unions representing health service employees in the UK today (Friday). In their annual submission to the NHS pay review body, the unions say that because […]

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UNISON welcomes campaign day on selective schools

Union warns that Theresa May’s plans ‘risk most of our children being left behind in schools with fewer of the best teachers and potentially fewer resources’

Labour must now concentrate on winning back support, says UNISON

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour party conference in Liverpool today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today Jeremy talked about Labour getting ready for – and winning – the next election. After a largely wasted year for the party, that’s what the country needed to hear. “It was good to see […]

Getting ready for – and winning – the next election

We must ignore the doom mongers, the next election is not lost – but the year ahead has to be about how Labour wins back the support of voters across the country.

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Learning about the refugee crisis

UNISON Cymru/Wales women’s group spent time learning about the refugee crisis at their policy weekend recently

Durham teaching assistants back ballot for strike action over pay

New pay proposal from the county council overwhelmingly rejected: UNISON wil lmove to a vote on strike action, with ballot papers being despatched to classroom support workers early next week

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‘What are the funding implications?’ UNISON asks of Diamond review

Union emphasises the need for higher education to be accessible to young people from ‘deprived communities’

UNISON Northern Ireland warns of care home crisis

Closures of care homes increasing as private firms run into trouble

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Derby teaching assistants take their pay dispute to Labour party conference

Derby teaching assistants have taken their dispute over pay to the Labour party conference in Liverpool in a bid to win support from MPs and increase pressure on Derby City Council

Exit payment cap will hit middle earners, not just the highly paid, warns UNISON

For immediate release Reacting to government plans to cap all public sector exit payments at £95,000, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said today: “The government might claim its cap on redundancy payouts will only affect those at the top of the public sector, but the reality is that many middle-income earners – like nurses and librarians […]

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English FE members to be consulted on 1%/£250 pay offer

National committee meets on 3 October to decide its recommendation, and arrangements for consultation

Labour Conference: Stopping and reversing the failed experiment of privatisation

Only by bringing the party back together, can we build better public services for all. Only by bringing the party back together can we ensure decent pay for our public service champions.

Labour must be electable to protect public services and win for working people, says UNISON

Labour can only win for working people and protect public services by being in government — and putting an end to the infighting that has plagued the party in recent months, says UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Monday). Speaking in the public services debate at the annual Labour Party conference in Liverpool today (Monday), […]

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Celebrate the Stars in Our Schools

Help UNISON and schools across the UK celebrate the often unsung stars of our children’s education on 25 November

UNISON launches UK-wide campaign to celebrate public service champions

A UK-wide campaign aimed at reminding the public of the importance of public services –and those that provide them – is to be launched later today (Monday) in Liverpool. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will launch the campaign – Public Service Champions – at a fringe at the Labour party conference. It invites people to […]