England’s school staff asked to vote on effect of cuts

UNISON will hold consultative ballot on employment issues arising from central government reductions in school funding

Reserved (low pay) seat threshold for 2019

The cut-off wage for election to reserved (low pay) seats in the union is now £10.20 an hour

Volunteers taking on police roles as cuts continue to bite

Cash-strapped police forces are filling some key job vacancies with unpaid volunteers amid ongoing cutbacks, says a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The number of police support volunteers (PSVs) being used across England and Wales has soared to more than 6,000 – the equivalent of a 15% rise – in just four years from […]

Record recruitment figures announced at NEC meeting

UNISON’s final NEC meeting of 2018 opened with “good news to end the year on and a great way to start 2019”. A report on the month-long campaign for growth that the union ran in November – or Grovember as it was dubbed within the union – showed every region and every service group in […]

Blog: Not just the biggest union, but a growing union

We did it – UNISON is officially the biggest union in the UK. It makes me incredibly proud to say that, because I know what it means. It means that despite a decade of austerity, pay cuts, job losses and attacks on the public sector, UNISON has remained strong.

UNISON celebrates historic month of growth

UK’s largest union poised to show annual growth for first time in 10 years

FE members to be consulted over pay offer

Government refuses to provide additional funding for colleges to make better pay offer

Save Our Services blog: The trading standards officer’s tale

For SOS Day on 6 December, we asked our members working in safety related roles to tell us about the reality of working to keep their communities safe under years of austerity.

Save Our Services blog: The environmental health officer’s tale

For SOS Day on 6 December, we asked our members working in safety related roles to tell us about the reality of working to keep their communities safe under years of austerity.

Redundancies raise their heads

UNISON prepares to defend members as staff are asked to pay the price for funding crises at two universities

There must be no blurred lines between volunteers and NHS staff

Volunteers shouldn’t take the place of paid employees in the NHS

There for You winter fuel grants

UNISON’s welfare charity There for You is once again making grants available to help low paid members meet winter fuel bills – applications need to be made by 15 February

Axing millions from youth work puts futures at risk, says UNISON

£13.3m gone from youth services in just three years

Remember, remember, glorious Grovember

Oscar the dog was nominated as our Grovember mascot as we grew stronger together, But this month showed, yet again, what our incredible members achieve every day

Blog: Decent quality care is something which benefits the whole community

Care workers provide an exceptional service, so they deserve to be treated with respect. Today’s signing – and every council who signs up to the charter – helps ensure more care workers benefit. And that can only be good for all of us.