Four decades after the Equal Pay Act and with a vast array of equal rights legislation on the books, this shouldn’t still be happening. Yet there’s ample evidence that women with children are denied the same opportunities for promotion received by their male colleagues – a clear and obvious motherhood penalty.
Women with children face a wider gender pay gap, says a new report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies
Over three million households (one in eight UK households) are paying more than 25% of their household income on repaying unsecured debts.
Stagnant wages make problem worse for families struggling with low pay
Laying bare the experiences of more than 2,200 UNISON members working in councils and schools, delivering the local services we all rely on
Union will be producing information for members from the EU and their families to reassure them of their rights
UNISON backs private members’ bill and launches its new network for EU members
Union launches protest after council announces merger plan that will see two thirds of centres closed
Sports Direct are the face of bad work conditions at present. If they want that to change, they need to be proactive. Allowing a full, independent investigation of what it’s like to work there is a crucial first step – and UNISON will continue to work with other unions and shareholders to fight for that.
College employers urged to use negotiations on 25 August to agee pay fairness or strikes will mark the start of new academic year
UNISON launches ‘salary loss calculator’ for UK university staff ahead of September’s industrial action ballot
Union hosts community sporting event to help build relationships across the community and raise UNISON’s profile
The work that public servants do each and every day is more important than sporting prowess, but it will rarely receive a medal, will rarely headline the evening news or the front pages of the paper and is no recipe for fame and celebrity. But the very least the champions of our public services deserve is – like our Olympians – to receive the resources they need.
UNISON has published a new briefing on the 2016 Housing and Planning Act (England)