This government must show it is willing and able to prepare our country for the challenges of the future – and its treatment of vital public services like further education will show how serious ministers really are about governing
This bolt from the blue will have left many of the companies’ employees feeling decidedly anxious
Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table
The living wage is about being able to live on what you earn. It should be a simple ask. In fact, in 2017, in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, it should be a given. Yet every year unions are forced to demand – once again – that businesses pay decent wages and end poverty pay.
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Commenting on the NHS Providers’ report, There For You: A Better Future for the NHS Workforce, published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This report hits the nail on the head. The NHS finds itself at the heart of a vicious circle. As demands on the health service grow, and pay continues to dive as prices soar, staff are understandably […]
The living wage has risen to £8.75 an hour across the UK and £10.20 an hour in London
Fledgling MP Rosie Duffield has a very personal reason for supporting UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebrations
Those with the most at their disposal should be making the biggest contribution to our public services
The cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now £9.94 an hour.
Poverty pay should have no place in the NHS.
One in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage, according to an analysis from UNISON released today (Friday). Ahead of the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage week, UNISON is calling on the government to fund councils so they can become living wage employers. If it did, it […]
In a joint letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, ten bodies representing further education staff, students and providers have called for extra funding to ensure a “stable and well-resourced further education sector” which can meet different needs and ambitions. The letter, sent ahead of the Budget on 22 November, warns that cuts have reduced […]
Rate rise adds insult to injury for public service employees suffering from years of wage freezes and limits on their pay