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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.


Ambulance emergency

In September we announced that the NHS Staff Council had agreed to publish a new Band 6 paramedic profile along with technical guidance from JEG to help local matching panels evaluate their current paramedic roles. It has taken a little longer than hoped but we are very pleased to welcome the publication of the profile […]

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 […]


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 […]


Let us work for a better future: drop the Trade Union Bill

The Trade Union Bill currently before Parliament is unfair, unnecessary and undemocratic. MPs need to focus on the real problems the country faces and talk to us about how we can work together for a better future.


EU referendum, 23 June

On 23 June the UK must make a decision. The referendum gives us all the chance to decide whether to remain part of the European Union (EU) or whether to leave.

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Vote for your local Police and Crime Commissioner on 5 May

Are you concerned about crime and safety in your area? Don’t miss your chance to vote for who leads your local police force for the next four years. Each police force in England and Wales has an elected Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) who holds the chief constable to account to voters. The vote is […]

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Pay justice for school and council workers

UNISON wants pay justice for everyone working in schools and local government.

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Stars in our schools

Celebrate stars in our schools on 27 November 2015 Stars in our Schools is a celebration of school support staff. UNISON has organised the day to celebrate the wonderful work they do every day and to make sure the world knows just how vital they are to children’s education.  


Tax credit cuts: a penalty on work

An average household in receipt of tax credits will lose a whopping £1,350 a year when they are cut in April 2016. Many ordinary working people can’t afford this lose – tax credits are helping them to keep themselves afloat UNISON believes in that people should be paid a wage that they can live on […]

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NPS members: Switch to direct debit

If you work for the National Probation Service (NPS) you will no longer be able to pay your UNISON subs direct from your salary from the end of September. Your UNISON membership gives you essential cover at work. And in these uncertain times in the National Probation Service you can’t afford to lose that protection.

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Probation pay

All UNISON members working for the National Probation Service and community rehabilitation companies in England and Wales will strike on Monday 14 September. The three-hour strike – their second –  will be followed by two and a half weeks of action short of strike, with members working strictly to their contracted hours.


Housing Voice

UNISON has joined other unions and campaign organisations in a campaign alliance – Housing Voice – to put affordable housing higher up the political agenda. The campaign aims to: act as a clear voice calling for urgent government action to deliver more affordable homes; promote the economic benefits of house-building and the need to invest […]

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Keeping homes warm and meeting the UK’s energy challenges

The UK is facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to energy – from thousands of deaths caused by fuel poverty to a rapidly diminishing gas supply, and the danger of missing legally binding targets on carbon emissions.

Worth It pay campaign demo

Worth it

Many UNISON members are lying awake at night worrying about their job, or how to make ends meet, because their pay is frozen and prices are soaring. UNISON is campaigning for better and fairer pay, and we are making sure pay stays at the top of the agenda.