For years now public service workers have seen their pay held back by government in the name of austerity. We believe it’s time public sector workers need a pay rise.
Council and school workers’ pay has been frozen for years. UNISON is demanding better, fairer pay for all.
Austerity has hit social services hard. Social work urgently needs investment. Instead of putting the services children and families need in place, the government’s response has been to recommend unnecessary tests. We have an important opportunity to stop them but we need to take action now.
Schools in England are facing average cuts of 8% per pupil by 2020. We’ve partnered with other unions to campaign against these cuts. Find out how you can take action.
The most important resource for the NHS is its staff – nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. But the government has scrapped NHS bursaries in England for these student healthcare professionals and replaced them with tuition fees and loans from August 2017.
Mental health services across the UK are struggling as a result of chronic underfunding and increased demand. This is having a negative effect on people who use these services and on the health and wellbeing of the staff who provide them. UNISON is the largest union in the NHS and we believe there should be […]
Every hour of every day, people who work in public services help make everyone’s lives better.
UNISON is campaigning to ensure everyone who works in our NHS is valued, whatever role they fill.
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.
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.