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Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions

The unions are putting the offer to their committees for consideration

UNISON shows its continuing commitment to adult learning

UNISON renews learning agreements to benefit public service workers

Two-child tax policy exposes the hypocrisy of the Prime Minister, says UNISON

UNISON says the policy is pushing families into poverty

UNISON responds to government’s careers strategy

The government careers strategy is a missed opportunity to pull together an effective and coherent careers service.

Parliament debates UNISON’s public sector pay cap petition

UNISON’s petition calling on the government to scrap the public sector pay cap and give NHS, council, police and schools staff a decent pay rise will be debated today (Monday) in Parliament. Ahead of the debate, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has written to the Prime Minister to ask her why the Budget failed to […]

Drop in nursing applications is disappointing

Government’s decision to scrap the bursary has clearly deterred people from pursuing a career in nursing

Rising housing costs forcing public service workers out of London, says UNISON

UNISON launches a survey report into the impact of housing costs on London’s public service workers

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]

The NHS is not out of the woods yet

The government has shifted on NHS pay, but there could still be a sting in the tail

Budget leaves public services “gasping for air”

There’s no actual money on the table

The standard variable tariff has had its day

It should lead to cheaper bills for households and much more certainty for its workforce

Tax cut for rich means billions lost to Exchequer

Cutting the income tax for people earning more than £1m per year has deprived the Exchequer of more than £8.6bn over the past five years, according to new analysis by UNISON published today (Sunday). The April 2013 decision to cut the top rate of income tax from 50p to 45p has also saved the richest […]

Government care plans set to ignore the views of 1.4m care workers

Government plans to reform social care will fall short and won’t get to grips with the huge problems affecting the sector, if the work to shape next year’s green paper fails to involve the views of the UK’s million strong workforce, says UNISON. The Cabinet Office has today announced that the government is to engage […]

l-r: Babs Hennessy, Liverpool UNISON branch secretary, Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool; Dave Prentis, UNISON general secretary; Paula Barker, UNISON North West regional convenor (one pic only). credit: Christian Smith/ Liverpool City Council

UNISON welcomes Liverpool City Council commitments to fair pay

The council is backing UNISON’s campaigns on ending the public sector pay cap and promoting dignity in social care

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON

Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.

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