Growing into Grovember

Across all our regions, throughout the month of GROvember, UNISON activists have been spreading the message that we’re #strongertogether

UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

Blog: Getting ready for ‘walk round week’

Growing our union is about ambition, confidence and visibility. UNISON members value us more when they see us regularly – and around the clock – in their workplaces.

UNISON reacts to Brexit draft deal between the UK and the EU

Any deal that fails to protect public services, defend rights at work and avoid a hard border in Ireland is a deal that’s bad for all of us

UNISON demands justice for Abdullah Karacan

General secretary writes to Turkish ambassador over murder of trade union leader

Employers encouraged to pay EU workers’ ‘settled status’ fees

UNISON publishes new guidance for branches, and a model letter to public-service employers, as pilot scheme is rolled out across the UK in November, based on employment

Get social, get growing

A few tips to make your Grovember posts perfect

UNISON branch noticeboard competition

Help make the union more visible during Grovember and your branch could win £500

Campaign to save nurseries goes national

A group campaigning to save five council-run nurseries in Salford has joined up with campaigners from across the country at a rally in Salford.

UNISON balloon and flag on the 23 October Glasgow equal pay march

Scotland’s local government members reject pay offer

Consultative ballot sees 79% vote against 3% offer and 67% vote in in favour of moving to industrial action

Blog: Celebrating the Stars in our Schools

Whether they’re catering staff or teaching assistants, cleaners or administrative workers, without them schools couldn’t open every morning. They deserve our thanks and to know just how valuable their work is to all of us.

Blog: Proud to stand with the Sirona Care workers

This is completely unacceptable. Care workers should be able to focus on delivering compassionate care, and shouldn’t have to worry about losing pay or losing their jobs. Never mind pay cuts, they should be receiving far better pay for the vital work they do – and as vital workers who provide dignity and respect for our loved ones, the very least they deserve is dignity and respect in return from those who pay their wages.

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row

University of Bradford climbs down on redundancy numbers the week after four-day strike

Government ‘squandering’ nursing apprenticeship prospects, says UNISON

Responding to the latest figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on the numbers joining and leaving its register, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “The increase in nurses and midwives joining is woefully short of what’s needed. “It’s yet more evidence that committed funding for nursing degree apprenticeships is vital. “Support staff, including healthcare […]

Public shows support for university workers facing pay cut

University of Leicester security workers’ petition attracts nearly 1,000 signatures in days – why not add your support?