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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’

UNISON names new probation strike date

UNISON members working in probation service in England to stage two-hour stoppage on Tuesday 14 July between 8am-10am in ongoing dispute over pay

Proposed changes to health degrees could hit students from poorer backgrounds, says UNISON

If grants and payment of tuition fees disappear and are replaced by loans, we risk burdening nursing and midwifery students with huge debts

NHS will struggle to save cash when so many ‘back room’ jobs have gone, says UNISON

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis spoke at the Health+Care event at EXCEL London.

Yorkshire trade unionist is UNISON’s new President

Wendy Nichols has been elected President of UNISON, the UK’s biggest public service union, following its annual conference in Glasgow.

Handing over millions of patients records to a private company is ‘reckless and wrong’ says UNISON

UNISON has today (Monday) strongly condemned the government’s decision to award primary care support services – one of the largest NHS contracts worth £1bn over ten years – to outsourcing giant Capita.

Court cases trauma for stressed social workers – UNISON report

Heavy workloads are leaving more than nine in ten (90 per cent) social workers without enough time to prepare for court cases involving vulnerable children and families, a new report from UNISON reveals today (Wednesday).

UNISON expresses serious concern over the ‘unjustified’ transfer of 438 staff at RNIB

UNISON has today expressed serious concerns over the ‘unjustified’ transfer of 438 staff in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from the Royal Institute for the Blind (RNIB) to Action for Blind People.

UNISON suspends probation strike to allow for more talks

UNISON has today (Tuesday) suspended the industrial action in probation planned for this Thursday in England to restart pay talks with the employer. The action short of strike action has also been suspended.

Safe staffing won’t be solved by NICE suspending its guidance work, says UNISON

The announcement today (Thursday) that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is to suspend its work developing guidance on safe staffing levels throughout the NHS has been greeted with deep concern by UNISON.

UNISON comments on Queen’s Speech

Commenting on the Queen’s Speech, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “The UK already has tough laws on strikes – there is no need to make them stricter still.

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