Blog: UNISON remains proudly internationalist

This week has been a great opportunity to a whole continent of trade unionists to recommit ourselves to fighting and winning the challenges ahead. And based on what we’ve all heard this week, there’s so much to fight for, and so much to be hopeful about.

Blog: A stunning victory for these incredible domestics

On behalf of everyone in our union – I want to congratulate the PAH domestics for their courage in the face of real pressure. I am so proud they have stood strong and I am so proud that they are part of our union.

Cleaners at Essex hospital call off strike as Trust agrees to their demands

Domestic cleaners at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Wednesday) called off six days of planned strikes after their employer dropped plans to outsource their jobs. The Trust had been market testing its cleaning and catering services with the aim of putting them out to tender, claiming just last week that it would wait […]

Government must reject US corporate predators eyeing-up the NHS

Reacting to Donald Trump’s supposed NHS U-turn, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Donald Trump has shown he is willing to play games with the future of the NHS and the government’s weakness means he thinks he can call the shots. “The UK desperately needs strong government that will stand up for the NHS […]

Portrait of Jon Richards

Union issues pension warning for university and college workers

Government plans to allow employers in England to opt out of local government pension scheme are an ‘unwarranted and grievous’ attack on higher and further education staff

Blog: This kind of sustained growth sets us apart

Earlier this year, we set ourselves a target – to keep on growing our union. We’re not resting on our laurels, we owe it to every UNISON member and every potential UNISON member to keep on growing and building our collective strength. Over the past month, activists and staff alike have been working on our […]

NHS can’t be a post-Brexit bargaining chip for trade deals, says UNISON

Move would undermine efforts to roll back health service marketisation

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

NEC 2019-2021: election results

Members will take office at the end of national delegate conference until the end of the 2021 NDC

May is bloomin’ magic as our wins grow

From Birmingham to Bangor, from Doncaster to Sandwell, UNISON members were winning in May – and their union was growing stronger too

System of second class NHS workers must end

Private companies employing tens of thousands of staff in the NHS across England are coming under pressure to give their employees a wage rise as UNISON’s campaign for fair pay in the health service escalates. Workers at contracting giants – including Compass Medirest, Serco, Mitie and ISS – are today (Tuesday) calling on company chief executives […]

Blog: Taking on Trump and his hateful ideology

If this government had any backbone at all, they’d be standing up to Trump and his hateful ideology, not rolling out the red carpet for him.

People Plan encouraging but significant funding is needed for real change

Commenting on the release today (Monday) of the Interim NHS People Plan, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Working for the NHS can be challenging so it’s good to see those at the top are finally focusing on the needs of their employees. A supportive workplace is vital to retain experienced, hardworking staff. “However voices from across […]

Politicians must get a grip on social care and council services

Commenting on the Institute for Fiscal Studies report on council funding and tonight’s BBC1 Panorama programme on social care, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “After years of relentless cuts, council budgets are stripped to the bone. This is starkly illustrated by the perilous state of social care, not to mention a fall of more […]

Union welcomes education funding call but expresses concerns

The words are fine, but action and government investment is needed to make Augar review recommendations work

Extra FE spending proposals welcome but report likely to lead to inaction, says UNISON

Important points detailed in long-awaited Augar Review of education