National Apprenticeship Week – raising the standard

It’s National Apprenticeship Week and UNISON is celebrating the good, while protecting against the bad and the ugly side of apprenticeships

Privatising overnight supervision in probation hostels risks public safety

With this dangerous experiment, ministers are gambling with public safety

‘It’s a disgrace that housing workers live in worse conditions than those they are trying to house’

Access to good, affordable social housing is key to family and social health, community service group conference hears

Everyone has the right to a safe and secure workplace, declares conference

Too many community, housing and care workers are being ‘attacked at work for minimum wage’ as a normal part of the job

It’s time to pay up for care

‘It is a fight we must win – it is a fight we will win’

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Organising to raise the bar

Community delegates recognise work of Care Workers for Change campaign in defending care services and organising a fragmented and casualised workforce

Blog: Thanks to UNISON members, vital public services are still running

Thank you to all public servants working through the cold and the snow to support everyone who needs you. You are the pride of our union, our communities and our country.

Legal Eagles

Behind the scenes with our award-winning lawyers

Packing a punch, in the shortest month

It’s only got 28 days but UNISON made every one of February’s count – here’s our regular round up of just a few of the things the union achieved over the last month

Blog: We can and must stop this dreadful attack on children living in poverty

Free school meals for those who need them most has been a hallmark of our school system for decades. It has been an accepted principle under numerous governments that no child – no matter how much money their parents have – should go hungry whilst they’re studying. UNISON has also supported the extention of free […]

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Help a million children get the free school meals they need

UNISON backs Children’s Society campaign against changes to free school meal eligibility in England which could stop up to one million children qualifying

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The continuing crisis in Northamptonshire

Special report: County council’s financial crisis could be the tip of an iceberg warns union

Blog: A union that goes out to our members, rather than expecting them to come to us

This year we celebrate 25 years of UNISON. It’ll be a time for great celebration, and an opportunity to look back on what we’ve achieved. But it’s also an opportunity to plan for the future. Lothian Health branch has so much that our union can learn from – we need them, and all of our branches, engaged in the debate about how we build a better union that works for every UNISON member.

UNISON launches new mobile face-to-face advice service for workers in Edinburgh and the Lothians

UNISON is today (Friday) launching a new face-to-face advice service for employees working in care homes, GP practices or out in the community. The mobile advice unit – a custom-made vehicle with an office and internet access – will cover workplaces in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The mobile unit is expected to help thousands of workers […]

UNISON welcomes moves to protect apprentices

‘Largest apprenticeship provider in the north of England’ signs up to UNISON apprenticeships charter