Last week at the Treasury Select Committee Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond MP, in answer to a question about the cause of poor productivity implied that the UK’s poor productivity levels were the result of disabled people in the workforce. He said: ‘It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the […]
Commenting today (Tuesday) on the rise in inflation, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “With inflation at its highest level in six years, many public service workers are facing a bleak Christmas. “With wages now lagging even further behind the cost of living, the government’s punishing pay cap is pushing families to the brink. It’s […]
Joint letter to Philip Hammond from UNISON, Unite and GMB calls on him to fund ‘a decent pay award’ for school and council staff in this wee’s local government settlement
Different people from different professions and backgrounds, all with different skills, coming together, pooling their resources and their energy for the benefit of all UNISON members and the services they provide. That’s what our union is about when it’s at it’s best. That’s what I saw in Halton today.
The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do
This is one of the most dreadful ideas I have ever heard from this government. It would be far better and far more preferable to scrap the two-child limit altogether. UNISON’s campaign will continue to fight for that in the weeks and months ahead – both because of the impact of this pernicious legislation on UNISON members, and because it is the right thing to do.
Talks about the much-needed review of the NHS pay structure and the decent wage rise can now begin.
It’s impossible to review UNISON’s year and do justice to all the amazing things UNISON’s activists and members get up to. So, we haven’t tried. Instead here are 8 pretty important, awesome things we’ve done together.
Alarming report shows the amount of strain the NHS is under even before winter pressures have kicked in
‘All parts of the union are feeling the strain of the austerity agenda’
Almost 150,000 people signed the petition calling to scrap the public sector pay cap, and as a result, MPs debated the issue in Parliament this week.
The UK government needs to show it is ‘genuinely committed’ to upholding the peace process, says the union
The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration
UNISON renews learning agreements to benefit public service workers
Write to your MP and DFID calling for a halt to support and funding of so-called ‘low-fee’ private schools in Africa and Asia