UNISON Chief Warns Other Councils Against Following Brighton Over Teaching Assistants

As hundreds of teaching assistants stage a two-day strike in Brighton and Hove, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis warned other councils against making teaching assistants pay for new terms and conditions out of their own pockets.

Downing Street Protest – Hands Off Our Hospital

Hospital staff and supporters of the Walnuttree Hospital in Suffolk have today taken their protest to Downing Street, in a bid to halt plans to close the hospital. UNISON, the UK

White Ribbon Day

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, has asked MPs to wear white ribbons tomorrow (25 November) to support the UN-designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Urgent Action Needed to Counter Shocking Statistics on Ethnic Minority Employment


Queen’s Speech – UNISON Reaction

Commenting on the Queen

Unions Agree Next Big Step on NHS pay reform


OFSTED Job Cuts Will Hit Childcare Standards

Plans to increase childcare provision and drive-up standards will be seriously undermined if the Government goes ahead with cutting 500 Ofsted jobs

UNISON Chief Calls On Brighton Council To Pay Up For Teaching Assistants

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, will today (22 November) call on Brighton Council to ditch its

UNISON Chief Calls for Action to Fight Football Racists

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, has today written to Gordon Taylor chief executive of the Professional Footballers Association to offer support for action to outlaw racism in football, following the ugly scenes at last night

Civil Partnership Bill

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, today welcomed the successful passage of the Civil Partnership Bill through both Houses of Parliament as a

School – Best Place to Learn About Healthy Living


Government Pensions Promise – Like Quicksand


UNISON Chief Calls For Probe Into US Attacks On Medical Facilities In Falluja

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis has written to Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon to protest at US attacks on medical facilities in the assault on Falluja and to call for an immediate and independent investigation into the action.

UNISON Chief Calls £6.50 Minimum Wage – Win, Win Target

Big Business scaremongering and self-interest continues to undermine the minimum wage


UNISON reaction to the death of Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat.