Young workers need unions

Young workers need trade unions more than ever but they’re not joining us. Get involved in building the solution to win millennials over and secure protection at work for future generations.

Let’s grow together

November is Grovember! find out how you can get involved in our month-long push to recruit new members and retain our existing ones.

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Say No 2 Subcos

Some NHS trusts in England are seeking to save money by creating wholly owned subsidiary companies to deliver services, otherwise known as privatisation by the back door. Say No2Subcos!

Focus on European Health and Safety Week

European Health and Safety Week (EHSW) happens every year in the last full week of October (this year it starts on 22 October). The theme this year is healthy workplaces: hazardous substances. UNISON takes your health and safety seriously and we think EHSW is a great opportunity to highlight the fantastic work our safety reps […]

EU citizens and Brexit

Since the 2016 EU referendum, we have been campaigning to protect the rights of EU citizens living and working in the UK.

Brexit and Public Services

The UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019.
As that date approaches, UNISON is determined that members’ rights, jobs and livelihoods will be protected in the final deal.

Proud of who we are

UNISON came into being 25 years ago. In the face of hostile trade union legislation, and attempts to decimate and privatise our public services, we have grown and become strong. Of our 1.3 million members around 80% are women making us the biggest organisation representing women in the UK. That alone is cause for celebration. […]

Public Service Champions: Moments of Truth

The personal, frank stories behind 10 years of austerity. Public services have reached breaking point and so have the people that deliver them. They are speaking out to expose the truth.

Stand up for social work

Austerity has hit social services hard. 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.

Mental health matters

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 […]

One team for patient care

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

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.

woman holding living wage sign

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.