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.

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. […]

Mental health matters

As the largest union in the NHS we believe there should be proper investment and support for vital mental health services for all NHS workers.

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Let’s fix probation

UNISON has launched a major campaign to oppose the government’s proposals for the future of probation and to call for the service to be reunified as a locally run and locally accountable public service.

Your voice, your vote

It’s time to choose who speaks for you on UNISON’s national executive council. The election is open 15 April to 17 May 2019.

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.

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 […]

Campaigning to improve NHS pay

Have your say on the NHS pay deal. The vote closes on June 5th.

Pay Up Now!

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.

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Protect our children’s education

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.

Investing in the future of the NHS

UNISON is asking the government to reconsider the removal of the nursing bursary.

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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.

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, announced on 31 […]

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Vote YES – Police staff ballot

UNISON, together with Unite and GMB, has negotiated a series of changes to the Police Staff Council Handbook of Pay and Conditions.
All three unions are recommending that members vote YES in the ballot to accept these changes.

Higher education pay
ballot 2016

The union’s higher education service group executive met on 20 September to discuss the results of the industrial action ballot on the 2016/17 national pay offer. A long and considered discussion took place, which took into account the close vote in the ballot, a disappointing turnout and the knowledge that it was likely that if […]