Public sector staff are overstretched and under-appreciated, says UNISON

Commenting on the TUC’s new analysis of unpaid overtime in the UK, released today (Friday) to coincide with the 14th annual Work Your Proper Hours Day. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Public sector staff regularly work through their breaks and go home late, because they’re dedicated to the patients, students and local people who rely on […]

Staff yet again paying the price as British Gas profits fall, says UNISON

British Gas staff shouldn’t be feeling the heat today. It should be Centrica chief executive Iain Conn

More meat inspectors are needed following Russell Hume scandal, says UNISON

The FSA must act now and take on more directly-employed meat inspectors

UNISON writes to vice chancellors over university pensions dispute

Union urges them to back call to involve ACAS in seeking solution on Universities Superannuation Scheme

Help the campaign to save 500 lives a year

A change to the law on organ donation could save hundreds of people – and you can help

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Tuition fees review ‘needs to support wider access’

UNISON calls for the abolition of fees and free higher education in response to Theresa May’s review

UNISON and Nursing Times partnership helps support next generation of nurses

Student nurses can get an extra benefit from their UNISON membership

Time for a windfall tax on the PFI profiteers, says UNISON

The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday). Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to the Finance Bill, which have been tabled by […]

You can help inform future social housing policy

The Chartered Institute of Housing has launched a survey into social housing and housing workers and tenants’ views are particularly welcome

Blog: A strong record of organising in the housing sector

I am proud that we have secured this agreement – and I hope that in the years ahead we can continue to deliver for Optivo members, as they seek to deliver decent affordable housing for those who need it most.

UNISON to negotiate pay and conditions for staff at one of the UK’s largest housing associations

The agreement means staff will have a voice that is heard and respected in the workplace

Government pay policies are pushing children into poverty, says TUC

“Poor pay has left many public sector families desperately watching the pennies,” comments UNISON

UNISON members show some BIG love

Valentine’s Day, Heart UNISON, Public Service Champions and Pay Up Now! – it all came together across the country today

Patient transport members vote on industrial action over two-tier workforce

Members recruited when Greater Manchester PTS was privately run are paid less with inferior terms and conditions

HE members to be consulted over proposed pension changes

Members in the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension scheme face loss of money under proposals from the employer