Nurse apprentice funding ‘step in right direction’ but pay needs sorting, says UNISON   

Helga Pile says government must guarantee a fair and consistent wage

Head and shoulders photo of Kathleen Kennedy

Blog: When you’re the wrong sort of ‘vulnerable’

Kathleen Kennedy, deputy co-chair of UNISON’s national disabled members’ committee, writes about about how COVID-19 has seen disabled people re-classified as vulnerable and the damage this causes

Clearer guidance still needed on face coverings in schools in England, says UNISON    

Ruth Levin says government should allow school staff and pupils to wear masks if they want to

New evaluation system should help government concentrate on delivering for social care, says UNISON     

Christina McAnea says reform needed to address gaping chasm between ministers’ pledges and the reality

Homerton Hospital workers secure living wage and sick pay victory

But outsourced staff still have much to fight for, says UNISON

Councils forced to pick up the pieces from failing test and trace

UNISON calls for urgent improvements to a ‘chaotic’ system in England

Outsourced cleaners at Luton and Dunstable Hospital claim NHS pay victory

UNISON applauds ‘life-changing improvement for these vital workers’

Eillen Best

Blog: LGBT+, COVID-19 and mental health

Eileen Best, of UNISON’s national LGBT+ committee, talks of the pandemic’s massive impact on mental wellbeing

Police unions seek improvement of pay offer

Employers offer nothing to address ‘the ongoing scandal of low pay in our police forces’, says UNISON

Limit on mega council pay-offs could cost middle-income workers thousands

Long-serving staff caught up in flawed government law

Government must do all it can to defend jobs and stave off mass unemployment, says UNISON

NHS and care sector must be in best possible state

UNISON joins attack on housing minister over fossil fuel divestment

Open letter condemns suggestion that pension funds engage in ‘constructive engagement’ with fossil fuel companies

NHS workforce need actions to match the promises, says UNISON  

Sara Gorton says People Plan must be backed with investment for early and significant pay rise

Sunderland members give out 3,000 gift packs to local government workers

‘We’re looking after the people who are looking after the people’

Public want NHS staff to get early and significant pay rise

Pay award should be in place before the end of the year