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Exeter Health Workers Stand up for Women

Hospital staff in the Royal Devon & Exeter UNISON branch marked International Women’s Day last week by pledging to help tackle period poverty and support survivors of domestic violence. The branch committee, which represents over 1,600 health care staff in Exeter, unanimously backed a proposal to support and promote the work of Comfort Exeter and […]

Article, News on the UNISON South West site.

Care providers are in a desperate position – joint open letter

UNISON has released an open letter to local authority leaders and chief executives across Wales calling for fairer funding in the care sector. The letter, detailed below, us supported by third sector employers including Catrefi Cymru, Gofal, Hafal, Mirus Wales, Perthyn, and Wales and West Housing Association. Dear Welsh Local Councils,   Care providers are in a desperate […]

News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Do something epic in 2016

Challenge yourself to raise money for the charity that’s exclusively for UNISON members You’ll have great fun, make new friends, visit fantastic places and see some amazing scenery There for You 2016 Pyrenean charity challenge 30 miles in three days walking in the stunning Pyrenees 22 – 26 September 2016 We will be based throughout the event at […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

President’s Charity, Rosemount House – leaflet.

A leaflet outlining Rosemount House Charity. A residential home set up for homeless men suffering with alcohol, drug addiction and mental health problems.
UNISON’s presidential charity chosen by Margaret McKee.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Charity trustees need to be transparent, community conference declares

UNISON calls for protection for members and transparency from trustees in the wake of high-profile charity collapses

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

To Russia, with love

An armed response unit, a Turkish coup and Turkmenistan’s ‘door to hell’ – all these (and more) featured in one member’s summer adventure

On the UNISON National site.

Time to stop the violence plaguing workers in the community sector

MPs join UNISON members and employers at parliamentary launch of union’s Violence at Work charter

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON members at Action for Children overwhelmingly vote for industrial action

UNISON is urging managers at charity Action for Children to avoid a strike after UNISON members voted overwhelmingly for industrial action following a long-running dispute over pay.

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Refugee Christmas appeals

Branches and activists have asked for union advice on how they might offer practical solidarity and support

Article on the UNISON National site.

Action for Children unions ballot for industrial action in pay dispute

High-handed action by bosses over pay at the charity Action for Children has prompted Unite and UNISON to ballot their members for industrial action. The unions said that management intends to impose a one per cent pay award for 2015/16, with no cost of living rise for 40 per cent of the 5,000 strong workforce. […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Eric Roberts’ presidential charity. Mind’s Blue Light Programme.

A leaflet outlining the MIND Blue Light Charity, UNISON’s presidential charity chosen by Eric Roberts.

Media on the UNISON National site.

The voluntary sector has become just another front in Cameron’s clampdown on free speech

Despite the government’s claims to the contrary, their plans are about gagging charities and charity workers from conducting necessary scrutiny.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

Well-run charities don’t treat their staff with contempt

It is not too late to treat staff – who have given so much – with the respect they deserve, and to negotiate with them in good faith. By doing so, a strike that nobody wants can be averted, and Action for Children workers who care so much about the charity can stay at work.

General secretary's blog, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges charity chiefs to avoid strike action

UNISON today (Monday) urged managers at charity Action for Children to avoid a strike. It comes as UNISON members overwhelmingly backed industrial action following a long-running dispute over pay. A total of 73.5 per cent of UNISON members employed by Action for Children voted for strike action. The figure voting for industrial action short of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.