UNISON welcomes Labour’s radical, inspiring and achievable economic alternative

Working people need a Labour government and an end to Tory austerity rule.

Birmingham City Council is cutting care workers’ hours at the expense of local people

Dozens of Birmingham care workers are planning to travel to Liverpool today (Monday) to lobby delegates attending the Labour Party Conference over the City Council’s plans to cut their hours.

Public service staff at ‘tipping point’ over unpaid overtime and low pay, says UNISON

Public services support staff – including teaching assistants, hospital porters and police community support offers (PCSOs) – are doing more than 40 million hours of unpaid overtime a year*, says a report from UNISON published today (Monday). The figure is the equivalent of 25,000 extra public service staff working full time. It highlights how far […]

‘Dehumanising’ benefits system must be reformed, says UNISON

Women, working families, disabled people and ethnic minorities are being penalised by unjust policies which undermine their financial independence and leave some destitute, says UNISON. The union will today (Saturday) call on the Labour Party to campaign for a fair social security system that reverses cuts to work allowances and scraps the current two-child limit […]

Probation rescue plans will be disastrous

This is the last chance saloon for the probation service and rescue plans proposed by the MoJ just don’t cut the mustard.

Mismanagement by academy trust leaves vulnerable students and staff facing huge cuts

Large cuts are looming at the TBAP multi-academy trust, which runs schools in London, Essex, Cambridgeshire and the North West, following accusations of financial mismanagement.

Midlands college facing financial collapse refused to heed warnings

It’s a disgrace that financial troubles have escalated to this level.

NHS Earnings Max – get your resources on the UNISON Organising Space

Make sure your NHS employer is getting it right when it comes to our members’ take-home pay

NHS pause of ‘subcos’ long overdue

This whole policy has been a damaging distraction. Valuable resources that could have gone on improving care have been wasted.

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality

Industrial action vote follows offer of 2% – well below Agenda for Change agreement – for workers transferred to NHS subco

A testament to the strength of feeling

Council workers from across UK pack Westminster to tell MPs ‘what’s really happening’ and urge them to Save Our Local Services

UNISON launches national staff and patient safety survey

Nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, NHS students, ambulance workers, therapists, and administrative, facilities and technical staff across the UK are being asked to record how their shift goes tomorrow (Tuesday) for UNISON’s annual staff safety survey. The survey findings, which the union hopes will shed light on the safety and well-being of staff and patients across […]

Blog: Radicalism and ambition

I was pleased to hear John McDonnell note our fight against PFI last week in his speech to the TUC, but our party can and must go further still, by bringing all public services back in house, ending privatisation once and for all.

Union hails trust’s u-turn on private company plans a ‘fantastic victory’

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys trust becomes latest to abandon plans to transfer staff to private wholly owned subsidiary company

Unions and employers link up to fight for colleges

Campaign will see further education unions, college employers and students lobby Parliament in October to call for proper funding