ISTC Report


NHS Pay Talks Break Up Without Agreement

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute over NHS pay broke up yesterday (18 July) without agreement. A full day of discussions between unions, employers, and the government failed to reach an agreement moving the prospect of strike action in the NHS closer.

UNISON Calls For Action Over Job Cuts

Commenting on the shocking announcement that 600 staff are to lose their jobs at Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust, Karen Jennings, UNISON Head of Health, said:

UNISON Awarded Investors in People Standard

UNISON has become the UK

Strike Ballot Looms for Council Workers

The three unions representing more than 1m council workers, UNISON, GMB and the T&G section of Unite, have today (16 July) written to the employers formally registering a dispute over this year’s miserly 2% pay offer.

UNISON: Breaking up Meat Inspection Controls is Recipe for Disaster

UNISON, the union for meat hygiene inspectors, is urging the Food Standards Agency (FSA) not to break up Britain

Local Government Pay Talks Stall

Talks scheduled for later this week has been called off by local government unions

Top Health Union Welcomes Brown’s Listening As

Prime Minister Gordon Brown today set out his parliamentary programme and pledged to put public services

UNISON Welcomes Northern Ireland Minister’s Decision Not to Stage Nurses Pay

Commenting on the Northern Ireland health minister

Close the Unlawful Pay Gap: UNISON Council Workers Rally for Equal Pay

Local council workers from across the country carried out a mass lobby of Parliament today by calling upon the Government to help stop continued and unlawful practices of unequal pay between men and women across UK local authorities.

UNISON Supporting Green Gig Against Climate Change


Sheffield Nurse Elected as New Vice President for UK

Sue Highton, 54, a nurse from Sheffield, has been elected as a Vice President, the second highest lay position, for UNISON.

Durham Constabulary Man Elected New Vice President For UK

Gerry Gallagher, 52, of Durham Constabulary, has been elected Vice President of UNISON, the second highest lay position in the union. He has been a member of the National Executive Council (NEC) since 2000, and a member of UNISON since 1988.

Health Unions in Last Ditch Talks With New Health Secretary to Avert Strike

New Health Secretary Alan Johnson has agreed to urgently reopen discussions on health workers pay, following the call for talks last week by the UK

Health Statement – UNISON Reaction

Reacting to the new Health Secretary’s statement to Parliament today, UNISON Head of Health, Karen Jennings, said: