Bolton Council building

UNISON opinion: Why councils are on the brink – and how they can be pulled back

Everyone knows why councils are on the brink of bankruptcy – a massive 41% cut in government funding over a decade, while demand for services has grown. But there is an alternative for a sustainable future for the local services we all rely on

Care sector couldn’t function without its migrant workforce, says UNISON

A national care service and a fair pay agreement for care staff are needed to reform the care service

NHS pay key to cutting waiting lists, says UNISON

The government must negotiate a proper pay package for health workers to halt the steady drain of experience from the NHS

A significant pay rise is essential for local government and school staff, say unions

Claim calls for a wage rise of £3,000 or 10%, whichever is higher

MPs pledge to support a national care service

A UNISON event at parliament sought to ignite the political will in Westminster to make a national care service a reality

Mitie must pay healthcare workers what they are owed or strikes will continue, say UNISON and Unite

Staff will strike for second time today over failure to honour NHS lump-sum payment

Shantha David

UNISON opinion: Why could tribunal fees be on the way back?

UNISON beat the government in a landmark legal win in 2018, securing the scrapping of employment tribunal fees. So why is the government trying to bring them back?

From left to right, Andrew Gwynne MP, Christina McAnea, Wes Streeting MP and Andrew Harrop - general secretary of the Fabians society sit at the top table of the national care service summit hosted at UNISON centre, a national care service summit graphic on a tv screen behind them.

Making a national care service – from roadmap to reality

UNISON hosted the Fabian Society’s National Care Service Summit, bringing together stakeholders to discuss the practicalities of creating a national care service

UNISON centre sign

Understanding antisemitism and Islamophobia

In light of the current conflict in Gaza, and what is happening domestically, UNISON and Hope not hate have produced a new guide

A group of Mitie workers with Christina McAnea on a visit to UNISON Centre

The NHS workers in a Mitie fight for fair pay

Company is refusing to pay a COVID bonus to the privately-employed NHS workers – despite being signed up to Agenda for Change

Hundreds of Mitie staff striking today at Dudley Group hospitals

Staff demand NHS payment given to hundreds of thousands of other health workers

Good employers must do the right thing for menopausal women

Staff must be helped to feel comfortable

Wes Streeting signing UNISON's National Care Campaign pledge alongside Christina McAnea at Westminster

UNISON opinion: A better way is possible for social care

‘I met with Wes Streeting, the shadow secretary of state for health and social care, who is the first to sign up to UNISON’s national care campaign pledge’

Prospective MPs urged to back new national care service

A national care service would mean the quality of care is of the same high standard, no matter where in the country it was being provided.

The government’s plan to tackle polluting water companies is wide of the mark

Adding a handful of inspectors will make little difference