Unison Joins Rio Ferdinand and Thierry Henri in Anti-Racist Hall of Fame

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, has joined the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame along with top footballers, inc luding Rio Ferdinand and Thierry Henri.

Minimum Wage for Young Workers – UNISON Reaction

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UNISON Calls on Chancellor to Hold Nerve on Public Investment in Next Week’s Budget Statement

UNISON calls on Chancellor to hold his nerve on public spending when he presents his Budget Statement on Wednesday 17 March, 2004.

Pay Offer Slap in the Face for Local Government Services and Staff Warns UNISON

Following the breakdown of pay talks in London today, Heather Wakefield Head of Local Government for UNISON, the UK

Unison Chief Joins Campaign Against Greedy Banks Which Led to Tragic Suicide of Stephen Lewis Over £70, 000 Debt

UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, today slammed “irresponsible lending policies” which had led to Stephen Lewis committing suicide over £70, 000 credit card debts.

Poor Pay, Long Hours, No Promotion – Life on the Council Front Line

UNISON, the union representing 800,000 local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has today released a survey which blows a hole in the myth of the well paid 9 to 5 council worker, who can sit back and wait for promotion.

End Minimum Wage Pay Discrimination for Young Workers

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.

NHS Survey Highlights High Price of Commitment


UNISON at Women’s TUC Eastbourne – March 10

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.

The Children’s Bill – UNISON Reaction

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.

Unison takes case for independent meat inspection to Europe

Consumer protection and the future of meat inspection is hanging in the balance says UNISON, the UK

Unison Launches Nation-Wide Search for Community Citizen of the Year



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 Chief Calls for Zero Tolerance of Racist Politics

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.

Key to Nations Good Health is to “Start Young” says UNISON Chief

Dave Prentis, Head of the UK