Young members month in November

Young workers’ month

November is young workers’ month! We will be aiming to raise the profile of young workers and young UNISON members by recruiting and organising them to help us win better working conditions and build an even stronger union. All branches and regions are encouraged to hold at least one event during November that helps bring […]


Public Service Champions

Every hour of every day, people who work in public services help make everyone’s lives better.

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The Living Wage

The idea behind a living wage is very simple: that a person should be paid enough to live decently and to adequately provide for their family. At its heart is an ethical argument for preventing in-work poverty and ensuring workers are not exploited through low wages.

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Making waves for a Living Wage

Water companies should pay their staff a living wage. The UK water industry has the chance to become the first sector to be entirely Living Wage accredited. UNISON is campaigning for all UK water companies to become accredited as Living Wage Employers, as defined by the Living Wage Foundation. The current rates are £8.25 for […]

LONDON - JANUARY 21st: college of harringey enfield and north east london on January the 21st 2015 in London England UK. The UK education system is ranked 6th in the world.

Further Education Area-Based Reviews

Government plans to restructure the further education sector on cheaper lines are focussing on curriculum, estates and back office. UNISON is concerned about the threat this raises around job security and site closures or relocations.


Ambulance emergency

For the last 18 months, UNISON, GMB and Unite, 3 of the trade unions representing the majority of ambulance workers, have been engaged in discussions with employers looking at problems with recruitment and retention of ambulance staff – importantly the banding of paramedics. A review of the national Job Evaluation profiles for Ambulance Services, by […]


Save the NHS bursary

The Government’s plans to scrap NHS bursaries will leave student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with over £52,000 worth of debt. The fear of debt will discourage many people from becoming healthcare professionals, exacerbating the current recruitment crisis. This will have disastrous repercussions for patient safety. Join UNISON now by calling on the Government […]

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Save Care Now

The current system of homecare is failing the people who receive it and the people who provide it. UNISON is campaigning for more funding and better quality homecare services. Visit the Save Care Now campaign website.

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One team for patient care

UNISON is campaigning to ensure everyone who works in our NHS is valued, whatever role they fill.

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Save Our Local Services

Council services are there for you when you need them, making your community a decent and safe place to live. But years of Westminster’s savage spending cuts have forced councils to scale back services.