Blog: Pay up now!

We’re launching a new campaign, which we’ll be rolling out over the summer, to win all public sector workers the pay rise that you have for so long been denied.

Blog: 69 years our nation’s greatest institution and most remarkable achievement

I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be today than Cardiff, where I’ll be attending the Annual UNISON Cymru/Wales Regional Health Awards. I’m looking forward to talking to – and thanking – some of the heroes of our health service. And where better to do it than in Wales, home of the founder of our Health service, and an inspiration to so many – Nye Bevan.

UNISON sign at the union's centre in London

SGE by-elections: local government and higher education

Nominations open on 11 July and close on 18 August

Close up of balloons with the UNISON logo

Union gears up for a summer of campaigning

First meeting of new national executive council gets straight down to business

Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay

Seventeen unions representing employees across the NHS have today (Tuesday) expressed anger and deep disappointment at the government’s failure to deal with the ongoing public sector pay crisis. Unions say health staff are angry that ministers have still not said they will allow the pay review bodies to operate without interference, and will fully fund […]

Marching to end austerity

Cooks, cleaners, carers, nurses, teaching assistants, housing officers, hospital porters and many more, join tens of thousands of others in call to end austerity

UNISON comments on latest NMC figures on UK nurses leaving the NHS ‎

Commenting on the latest NMC figures, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “With both UK and EU nurses leaving, the NHS is heading towards a serious staffing crisis. The country simply isn’t training enough nurses to make up for those who are leaving. Scrapping the bursary and introducing tuition fees have only made matters […]

Blog: We must keep on marching together, united

It was great to see such crowds out in force to tell Theresa May, her party and her DUP allies that it’s time for an end to austerity, to the pay cap and to this failing Tory government.

Football and politics can mix

Liam Rosenior is a footballer with a conscious and with some strong opinions about racism, public service workers and the kind of football manager Jeremy Corbyn would be

UNISON member earns top healthcare award

Stephanie Morris is recipient of award named after UNISON stalwart Jean Atkinson

The government must restore the NHS Pay Review Body’s independence, says UNISON

UNISON is today (Thursday) calling on the government to lift the restrictions and give the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) an open remit so it can be truly independent after ‘shameful’ vote to keep the pay cap. Government MPs missed the opportunity to award a long overdue pay rise to public sector workers including paramedics, […]

Take our equality survey and you could win a free holiday

Last year nearly 5,000 UNISON members took part in our equality survey. Take part this year and you might win a holiday.

Government’s refusal to end the pay cap is an insult to public sector workers, says UNISON

Responding to the government’s decision to reject a Labour Party amendment to end the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The government’s rejection of the proposals to end the pay cap is an insult to paramedics, nurses, teaching assistants, care staff and all public sector workers. “Ministers have spent the […]

Government must commit to ending pay cap now, says UNISON 

Responding to government plans to review the one per cent public sector pay cap, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This review is a step in the right direction. “But the government has to commit to ending the pay cap and not use the review as a stalling tactic. “Ministers must also recognise the impact […]

UNISON comments on FCA report on the asset management market

Commenting on today’s Financial Conduct Authority report into the asset management market, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “UNISON has played a crucial part in exposing the issue of cost transparency in pension funds. This report has significance for a huge number of workers. “For too long, customers have struggled to understand the real cost […]