Little today for struggling local services, says UNISON

Chancellor’s spring statement fails to tackle the issues that will cast a shadow over generations

No deal rejection welcome, but we’re miles away from the agreement the UK needs

Crashing out of the EU in just over two weeks would be a disaster

PM is still serving up a bad Brexit deal, says UNISON

Government failure in Commons defeat over PM’s EU deal still leaves huge uncertainty and catastrophic risks

Blog: It’s time to Bridge the Gap

It will take all of us who care about equality and fairness playing our part to overturn these structural inequalities in our society. Yet the work our union and others have done already shows we can achieve real change.

Chancellor should ditch the two-child limit to universal credit and tax credits, says UNISON

The chancellor should use tomorrow’s spring statement to scrap the rules that penalise low-income families applying for universal credit and tax credits, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Any parents currently applying for universal credit only get help for the first two children, if their younger sons or daughters were born on or after 6 April 2017. […]

Please help stop another cruel right to stay refusal

Home Office continuing to reject application even though married couple meet the government’s stringent demands

Liverpool Women’s Hospital staff escalate strike over unfair pay

Second week of action as private company refuses to pay agreed national NHS rate of pay – despite managers’ pay having risen

Speaking up for tenants

National Housing Federation launches consultation on giving tenants and residents a greater say in housing matters

Blog: When UNISON wins, women win – today, and every day

Today is International Women’s Day, when across the world we celebrate the achievements of women and call for greater equality. As not only the UK’s biggest union for women, but the largest organisation for women in the UK, it’s a big day for UNISON and our members.

Low-paid mothers are being unfairly hit by changes to child benefit, says UNISON

Changes made by the government since 2010 have hit hard-pressed families

Don’t be hoodwinked by PM’s promises on workers’ rights, warns UNISON

Commenting on the government’s announcement about workers’ rights, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Any guarantees about protecting existing and ensuring future employment rights must be in the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement. “Anything less, and the promises aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. “European laws have made working in the UK safer and better. […]

Immigration advice as Brexit approaches

If you’re a member and worried about your status after the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union, we can help

Blog: Five weeks is too long

It’s difficult to see how Universal Credit can continue to deliver anything but misery for many. It’s difficult to see how any government – even this one – can justify ploughing on regardless in the face of such overwhelming evidence. The government needs to end the five week wait – but they also need to think again about Universal Credit, full stop, before any more damage is done.

New report shows devastating impact of council cuts

Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments

Stand up to racism and fascism on 16 March

Major demonstrations are being organised in Cardiff, Glasgow and London