Labour’s insourcing plans are a welcome first step, says UNISON

Commenting on the Labour Party’s plans to reverse the trend of public services being outsourced to private contractors and bring services back in-house, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This report is a welcome first step on the road to ending the scourge of public service privatisation. For the first time in twenty years we’re seeing positive signs […]

MPs call for multi-billion pound education cash boost

Union welcomes Commons select committee report revealing ‘the true scale of the funding cuts to schools and colleges’

Pay rise must be for all and properly funded, says UNISON

Commenting on reports that the Treasury is to announce a public sector pay rise next week, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “For almost a decade, the wages of public sector workers have been hit hard by the government’s austerity agenda. The incomes of NHS, council, police and school staff will be a long […]

Tahir’s youth mission

Peterborough youth worker is a Local Service Champion and has been honoured by the Queen

Local Service Champions – making our communities safer

We don’t always see what council workers do in our communities, but they’re there, making our lives better

Members with placards form picket line at Birmingham University

Birmingham university members strike

Noisy, colourful and good humoured pickets call for fair pay

Members standing with banner reading: NHS pay – fighting for fair pay for NHS staff

North West hospital staff to strike for pay equality

Members at three NHS trusts deliver 100% vote for strikes to win NHS rates for all staff

Communicating our cause

Campaigning is vital to UNISON’s cause

Blog: Durham shows that our movement remains vital

Like Tolpuddle, Burston and other fantastic labour movement events, Durham is about both our movement’s past and our future. As the Durham Miners’ motto says “the past we inherit, the future we build”.

Social Worker of the Year Awards

Nominations close at midnight on Friday 19 July

‘Your days are numbered,’ Dave Prentis tells Tories in Durham speech

‘There is an alternative‘ says general secretary as he lambasts austerity and calls for properly funded public services

Here comes summer!

June was another busy month for the union – more victories for our members, and conferences in Liverpool

Help to get comfortable with numbers

Work in schools and want to brush up on your number skills? UNISON has a partnership to help

HE members to vote on industrial action over pay

Ballot will start in autumn following rejection of employers’ final pay offer

Pride and protest

UNISON LGBT+ group joins Pride parade in London to celebrate, to show solidarity and to protest against continuing bigotry and intolerance