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 […]

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 […]

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

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.

Meat inspectors deserve fair pay

Meat inspectors, official veterinarians and support staff employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in England, Wales and Scotland are in a dispute over pay. Two four-hour walkouts took place on Tuesday 26 August and Wednesday 27 August 2014. UNISON is now in discussions with the employer and ACAS to find a resolution to the dispute.

Police staff pay and conditions

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Youth and community pay

UNISON believes in fair pay for youth and community workers. Their pay has fallen in real terms for many years, and we are negotiating and campaigning for better pay for these workers. If pay had kept up with inflation since 2009 a youth support worker on the lowest pay point would now be earning £2,260 […]

999 – answer the call for your NHS

The NHS is under threat from privatisation and cuts. The Tory health act has pushed the profit motive to the heart of the English NHS. Key treatments are being restricted, services cut and jobs lost, resulting in increased waiting times, delays and staff shortages on our wards. Restricted funding settlements are also affecting Scotland, Wales […]

A million voices for change

We are Britain’s biggest public service trade union and represent more than a million voices delivering essential services to the public: services that protect, enrich and change lives. But our members don’t just work in public services – they and their families rely on them too. We believe that cutting back public service spending and […]

Be safe – nurse to patient ratios

There is currently no legislation that sets out minimum nurse-to-patient ratios. UNISON believes this should change. We want legislation that ensures there is a minimum of one registered nurse per four patients for every department across the health service. The inquiry into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust identified a link between appropriate staffing […]

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Defending Agenda for Change

UNISON is campaigning to maintain Agenda for Change, the nationally agreed UK-wide package of pay, terms and conditions for NHS staff. Agenda for Change is under attack as a result of shrinking NHS resources, lack of support from the Westminster government and some vocal employers. This could mean cuts to pay and conditions for hard […]

Save our buses

Bus services are a vital public service. But government cuts are placing them under threat. That’s bad news for the public, who rely on buses, bad news for the economy and workers and bad news for our members who work for bus companies and passenger transport authorities.