New strategy to tackle violence in the NHS welcome, says UNISON

No-one should be abused or attacked at work

‘Empty nest’ couples and people without children robbed of benefit boost, says UNISON

Low-paid working couples who receive benefits and whose children have left home will be denied a pay boost by the Chancellor, UNISON said today (Wednesday). Childless people on universal credit will be losers too despite the increase announced in yesterday’s Budget to the work allowance – the monthly amount employees can keep before their benefits […]

Blog: What this budget proved is that austerity is far from over

Our country deserves better than this. After eight years of letting down public services and our communities, we need a radical Labour government committed to fundamental change in our economy and our society. The Tories, as this budget showed, are capable of nothing more than meddling at the margins.

UNISON responds to funding for crisis mental health services

More must be done to make mental health services safer and kinder places to work

PFI abolition pledge doesn’t help public services with contracts

The Chancellor’s promise that there’ll be no more PFI contracts signed is welcome

Budget doesn’t end the austerity nightmare

Years of wrecking ball austerity have left local services in a perilous state

Higher education ballot result

Members vote for action – but turnout fails to meet Trade Union Act threshold

Easy Joiner: coming soon to a region near you

A couple of onscreen taps, get your potential recruit to fill in their name and email and just like that, you’ve recruited a new member

Conference debates access to voting, hate crime and BSL

Delegates discuss a range of issues that affect the lives of disabled people, in and out of the workplace

Key council services need funding, Chancellor told

115 MPs sign UNISON letter to Philip Hammond

Disabled members speak out over lack of proper disability leave

Disabled activists employers often don’t understand the issue and can ‘punish’ disabled workers.

Widening disability pay gap shows the struggle for equality is far from over

Assistant general secretary addresses disabled members’ conference

Delegates voice the need for mental health first aiders

Disabled members speak out about the importance of mental health care and the role that mental health first aid can play

MP says we need to change how disability is reported

Emma Lewell-Buck highlights ‘cruelty’ of government policies toward disabled people

Conference hears how disabled workers face absence problems

Workers are often punished for disability-related absences, with more discretion needed from employers and managers