Young workers should be treated fairly and paid the rate for the job when new minimum wage rates are announced, said UNISON and the YMCA today. The call comes amid reports that the Chancellor Gordon Brown, is likely to bow to pressure and extend the minimum wage to cover 16 and 17 year olds. Both organisations are keen to ensure that the new minimum wage does not create a third class workforce, by setting a new rate below the one set for 18 to 21 year olds.
UNISON, the UK’s largest union, is sending a 30 strong delegation to the Women’s TUC in Eastbourne this week ( March 10 – 12). The delegation is lead by UNISON vice-president Pauline Thorne and contains representatives from every part of the UK – from Scotland to Cornwall, and from Wales to Northern Ireland.
Heather Wakefield comments on new Children’s Bill published today. Welcomes it but cautions that unless social workers properly paid will not prevent another tragedy.
Consumer protection and the future of meat inspection is hanging in the balance says UNISON, the UK
General Secretary sets out UNISON’s objections to state funding of political parties and proposes possible reforms of current system. Dave Prentis giving evidence to the Electoral Commission Monday 1 March 2004.
UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, will today (25 February) call for zero tolerance of the racist politics of hate peddled by the British National Party.
Dave Prentis, Head of the UK
UNISON, the UK
General Secretary Dave Prentis calls on Government to honour commitment to end two-tier workforce. Speaking at UNISON Scottish activists conference, says it will be the “defining issue” in our dealing with the Government.
UNISON announces major campaign against growing threat of racism and BNP. General Secretary, Dave Prentis, speaks to the union’s black members conference in Cardiff.
UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, has dismissed as
Commenting on the Inquiry into the death of David
UNISON welcomes vote of European Parliament to end Britain’s opt-out from the working time directive. Long hours culture and abuse of workforce should end.