New NHS waiting times show Tories are not fit to run NHS

Responding to the latest NHS England data published today (Thursday) showing A&E waiting times are the worst ever, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Patients left in agony on trolleys for hours and poorly visitors waiting for hours in A&E, forced to sit on floors because of a lack of chairs, has become the new normal. “Years […]

Public service workers ready to learn to ease redundancy fears

A third of public service workers are worried they’ll lose their jobs due to technological innovation or government cuts, according to a UNISON survey published today (Thursday). But one in ten feel additional training has protected them from the threat of redundancy, with staff feeling more secure in their jobs because of the new skills […]

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Pay gap proposals will force bosses to act

Commenting on Labour plans published today (Wednesday) to eliminate the gender pay gap by 2030, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Public shaming hasn’t proved enough to curtail unequal pay so far. “Proper enforceable sanctions and a clear end date will force reluctant bosses to be transparent and stop the disparity. “Women have been failed in the workplace for too long so these commitments are long overdue.” Notes to […]

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University staff in Edinburgh to stay directly employed

Campus operations staff at Queen Margaret University chalk up win in campaign against outsourcing threat

Labour rescue plan gives NHS hope, says UNISON

The health service would be revitalised by this major cash boost to our most cherished national institution

Northern Ireland NHS staff and social workers back strike action, says UNISON

The ballot concentrated on safe staffing levels and pay parity, as health workers in Northern Ireland are paid less than their colleagues in Britain.

Blog: This election is the fight of our lives

I know that in the days and weeks ahead, Labour can win this election where it counts – both on the streets, and by showing it has the best plans for working people. I promise you our union will be playing our part – and so will I.

More workers deserve to be paid the real living wage, says UNISON

Next government must help low-paid staff

Families will be thrown a lifeline by early-years plans

Restoring Sure Start centres is a major priority

Police staff agree two-year pay deal in Scotland

Police Scotland members say ‘yes’ to 3.25% pay rise this year and 3% next year

Visas for overseas NHS staff just ‘window-dressing’, says UNISON

Hostile Tory policies have left overseas staff feeling unwanted and anxious about their futures

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2020

The cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now £10.63 an hour

Labour plans will transform working lives of women

Commenting on Labour’s proposals to improve the workplace for women, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “Balancing work with caring for children or elderly parents and running a home can be a struggle for many women. “Good employers know that paying women fairly, offering them generous maternity leave and pay packages, along with flexible […]

Exposing cowboy care providers: the state of social care

Research published today by the Centre for Health and Public Interest shows what UNISON members have been saying for decades: residential care homes are being run irresponsibly.

Sustained investment needed to fix years of Conservative cuts, says UNISON

Chancellor’s pledges nowhere near enough to tackle nine years of austerity