Blog: Time to stop FE cuts and invest in education

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

UNISON will “leave no stone unturned” as it seeks to protect energy jobs

This bolt from the blue will have left many of the companies’ employees feeling decidedly anxious

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign

Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table

Blog: The time for kind words is over, it’s time for decent pay

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.

Social workers speak out

“We see more and more families coming into our remit because of these environmental factors. You can’t deny the link between austerity and people’s lives getting harder and harder.”

Join the Thunderclap for the Stars in Our Schools

Help celebrate our school support staff on social media at noon on 24 November

NHS Providers’ report ‘hits the nail on the head’, says UNISON

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 […]

New living wage rates announced

The living wage has risen to £8.75 an hour across the UK and £10.20 an hour in London

From school star to star MP

Fledgling MP Rosie Duffield has a very personal reason for supporting UNISON’s Stars in our Schools celebrations

Tax avoidance and tax havens must be tackled

Those with the most at their disposal should be making the biggest contribution to our public services

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2017/18

The cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now £9.94 an hour.

Make the NHS a living wage employer says UNISON

Poverty pay should have no place in the NHS.

One in 10 council workers paid below the living wage, says UNISON​

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 […]

Further education bodies call for Budget investment

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 […]

Interest rates rise is the last thing public servants need

Rate rise adds insult to injury for public service employees suffering from years of wage freezes and limits on their pay