It’s time to end poverty wages and exploitative practices

‘The only people who will deliver for social care workers are this union,’ conference delegates hear

Community members call for good mental health policies

‘No worker should be hiding their mental health status because of stigma or from fear the employer would not support them’

Solidarity from Southport for striking care workers

UNISON community conference and seminar sends message of support to Alternative Futures members striking this weekend

We felt the love in February

February is the month of romance, what with Valentine’s Day and Heart UNISON week – and UNISON members were definitely feeling the love during the last 28 days.

Fix probation flaws by returning services to public ownership, says UNISON

NAO report shows failures of privatised probation contracts

New proposals could help protect the NHS from an uncertain world post-Brexit, says UNISON

Welcome for reforms which could remove NHS competition

UNISON launches campaign to combat musculoskeletal injuries

Launch comes on national RSI awareness day as research reveals another cost of austerity

Public service workers deserve better than poverty wages, says UNISON

Living Wage Foundation data shows extent of low wages

Nursery school funding welcome but more needed, says UNISON

Commenting on the government’s announcement of £24 million in additional interim funding for maintained nursery schools, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “This additional funding gives welcome breathing space, but nursery schools need long-term certainty, rather than stop-gap measures. “However, hundreds of council-run nurseries and children’s centres, often in deprived areas, are still facing […]

Dave Prentis urges MPs to extend Article 50 notice period

‘Simply put, Parliament needs more time to avoid chaos,’ writes UNISON general secretary

Let's fix probation logo

Tell David Gauke to make probation public again

UNISON backs petition launched by We Own It for probation services in England and Wales to be brought back in house

Police staff now less representative of communities, says UNISON

The proportion of police staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME) employed by police forces in England and Wales has fallen dramatically, says UNISON research published today (Wednesday). There has been a drop of nearly a third in the proportion of BME police community support officers (PCSOs), according to an analysis of Home […]

Survey shows NHS staff deserve some much-needed attention

Commenting on the annual NHS staff survey out today (Tuesday), UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “While the government is consumed with Brexit, ministers are paying scant attention to growing problems in our public services. With so few staff, it’s no wonder the pressures of working in the NHS are making so many health […]

Blog: Northern Ireland must come first, no matter what else is in the Brexit deal

The impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland cannot be reduced to simplistic quotes about borders or considered only as an afterthought. For UNISON – and for Parliament – it must be integral.

Government must end private contracts before it’s too late, say probation unions

Monday 25 February 2019 For immediate release Government must end private contracts before it’s too late, say probation unions Unions have urged the Justice Secretary to end the failed system of privatised probation contracts and bring them back into public ownership before there is ‘drastic and irreversible damage’ to the service. In a joint letter […]