Chancellor’s spring statement fails to tackle the issues that will cast a shadow over generations
Crashing out of the EU in just over two weeks would be a disaster
Government failure in Commons defeat over PM’s EU deal still leaves huge uncertainty and catastrophic risks
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.
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. […]
Home Office continuing to reject application even though married couple meet the government’s stringent demands
Second week of action as private company refuses to pay agreed national NHS rate of pay – despite managers’ pay having risen
National Housing Federation launches consultation on giving tenants and residents a greater say in housing matters
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.
Changes made by the government since 2010 have hit hard-pressed families
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. […]
If you’re a member and worried about your status after the UK’s scheduled departure from the European Union, we can help
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.
Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments
Major demonstrations are being organised in Cardiff, Glasgow and London