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UNISON welcomes end of employment tribunal fees in Scotland

UNISON has welcomed the Scottish Government announcement that it intends to abolish fees for employment tribunals in Scotland. This announcement comes the week after UNISON vowed to go to the UK Supreme Court in its ongoing fight to appeal against the UK government’s decision to introduce employment tribunal fees across the UK – after the […]

UNISON report exposes truth behind the Chancellor’s pay con trick

Thousands of low-income households will be worse off next April when the increase in the minimum wage is more than wiped out by changes to tax credits, according to a new report from UNISON published today (Wednesday). The analysis shows that many families face an income loss next spring, when what they were expecting was […]

UNISON to continue fight over Employment Tribunal fees in Supreme Court

UNISON has today (Wednesday) vowed to take its battle to the Supreme Court after the Court of Appeal rejected its appeal against the government’s introduction of employment tribunal fees. Describing this case as ‘troubling’, the Court of Appeal expressed a ‘strong suspicion that so large a decline [in claims] is unlikely to be accounted for […]

Government’s claim of pay rise in NHS all smoke and mirrors says UNISON

UNISON has today slammed the government over a Treasury letter to the chair of the public sector Pay Review Bodies (PRB) – including the NHS PRB – which stated that not all staff will get a pay rise as promised in the Summer budget. UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “It is clear from this […]

Patient confidentiality at risk as millions of patient records are handed over to Capita, says UNISON

Millions of patients’ confidential medical records are to be passed to a private company, despite appeal from UNISON for secretary of state for health to reconsider his decision to award the £1bn primary care support contract to Capita

Attacks on unions are attacks on working people too, says UNISON

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis commens on government proposals to prevent people who work in the public sector from paying their union membership fees directly from their wages.

Chancellor’s letter on public sector cuts: UNISON responds

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis comments on Osborne’s letter to public sector workers asking them to find ways to save money.

UNISON takes concerns over health and care regulators fee-setting processes to the Professional Standard Authority

UNISON has raised its concerns with the Professional Standard Authority (PSA) over the ‘lack of consistency and safeguards’ in the way regulators set registration fees, today (Friday). UNISON national officer Helga Pile said: “The way fee increases have been handled by several regulators recently is questionable and has caused a lot of outrage among professionals. […]

6,000 job cuts at Centrica is a ‘major blow’ says UNISON

“The huge job cuts announcement at Centrica is a major blow for workers” said UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis.

UNISON supports Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership

UNISON has decided to nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Party leadership contest and Yvette Cooper as its second choice at the union’s National Labour Link committee today (Wednesday).

Trade Union Bill proves the government is not on the side of working people, says UNISON

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis commenting on the publication of the Trade Union Bill.

UNISON condemns homophobic attack against trade unionist in Barnet

UNISON condemns recent attack against trade unionist whose car was found vandalised with homophobic slurs outside his home

Probation workers stage two-hour stoppage over pay row

UNISON members are today (Tuesday) staging a two-hour stoppage in England and Wales between 8am and 10am in the ongoing dispute over pay

The Budget dealt low-paid workers a poor hand, and its punitive cuts must be challenged, says UNISON

Working people on low incomes got a rough deal from the government last week, and no amount of dressing up of the new ‘living’ wage can mask the fact that poorer families will be much worse off, says UNISON.

Budget shuts public sector workers out of the recovery, says UNISON

‘The economy is growing yet public servants remain shut out of the recovery’

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