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‘We stand with you – the union is behind you’

Community conference vows to back EU members and all migrant workers

Blog: The NHS is in crisis – there must be an urgent injection of cash now

Thousands will march through the streets of London on Saturday, raising their banners and their voices to oppose cuts, closures and privatisation – and to save our NHS.

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All eyes on the metro mayors

UNISON wants to see public services at the top of the agenda during the metro mayor elections

Voices from Europe: UNISON's EU migrant members

Lords back EU migrants’ right to remain

Setback for government’s ‘repugnant’ use of EU migrants as Brexit bargaining chips

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UNISON’s university workers plan pay campaign

‘Higher education workers deserve fair pay’ conference declares as it sets out plans to build joint pay claim with fellow unions

UNISON members who are citizens of other EU countries line up on Parliament Square, Westminster, with #Righttostay placards

Universities urged to support EU staff

Higher education conference calls on employers to give practical support staff to 12,500 support staff dealing with uncertainty following Brexit vote

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‘We have to stand up for each other’ HE conference hears

Assistant general secretary Roger McKenzie opens higher education conference with call to organise and remember union values

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Thousands will march to defend the NHS, says UNISON

Thousands of people, including healthcare staff, will march in London at the weekend (Saturday) to protest at continuing cuts to NHS services, say UNISON. The march will highlight increased pressure on NHS staff as patient demand rises but resources dwindle. More hospitals face bed cuts and some A&E departments may close as the government attempts […]

Derby Council must use ACAS to reach settlement, says UNISON

Talks aimed at settling the long-running Derby City Council school support staff strike are to be held tomorrow (Thursday). Negotiations through the conciliation service ACAS will happen at the request of UNISON as it seeks to reach an agreement to end the nine-month dispute. School support staff will be staging a sit-in today, (Wednesday) in […]

Supreme Court ends British Gas holiday pay challenge

Thousands of working people – whose wages include an element of commission – will now be quids in following the Supreme Court decision today (Tuesday) to refuse British Gas the right to appeal in the Joe Lock holiday pay case, says UNISON. But the union has warned that the decision, based on the Working Time […]

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Join us and march for the NHS on Saturday

UNISON calls on members, friends and family to join the 4 March national demonstration and show support for a health service under pressure

Health service group by-election

Result of health SGE Greater London by-election announced

Blog: If the government wants to tackle low pay, glossy adverts aren’t the answer

If the government wants to spend money on tackling low pay, there are better alternatives – like real legal enforcement of the minimum wage to penalise unscrupulous employers and introducing a living wage low-paid workers can actually live on, a legal minimum wage worthy of the name.

Government needs to get tougher with the minimum wage cheats, says UNISON

Commenting today (Monday) on the government’s new advertising campaign to raise awareness of the minimum wage among low-paid workers, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The minimum wage was introduced nearly two decades ago but still there are employers who think they’re above the law. “Rather than spend money on expensive PR campaigns, the government should […]

Ordinary people need a Labour government, says UNISON

Commenting on the results of the Copeland and Stoke by-elections, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “No-one objective could argue last night’s by-election results were good for Labour. “While it was pleasing to see UKIP put in its place, Stoke should never have been in doubt and the result in Copeland was disastrous. “The blame […]