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It’s time to pay up for care

‘It is a fight we must win – it is a fight we will win’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

How can you run a campaign to defend a service?

Neath Port Talbot branch fought a successful campaign against library closures – so just how did they do it?

Blogs on the UNISON National site.

Pensions auto enrolment – its the law. Poster

A4 poster for branches flagging up pensions auto enrolment and how to find out more information.

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to launch public services manifesto

With less than a year to go to the general election, UNISON is launching its manifesto for public services

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

UNISON says government hitting wrong mark on zero hour contracts

UNISON has criticised plans by the Government to open consultation on measures around exclusivity and transparency in zero hour contracts following an informal review.

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

EPSU leader spells out the Europe we want

EPSU general secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan’s message to UNISON’s local government conference was that we could change Europe for the betterment of the majority of its people

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON members take strike action at Grwp Gwalia

UNISON members working within Grwp Gwalia care services will start a 24 hour period of strike action to defend against cuts to pay, terms and conditions

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON Eastern region ethical care charter launched

UNISON members and Norfolk County Council care commissioners discuss how to make sure that care workers have the time to deliver high quality care, and are properly paid, trained and supported

Article on the UNISON National site.

Union condemns slave labour community scheme

Union joins charities to condemn scheme which will do nothing to reduce unemployment or boost jobs and the economy

Article on the UNISON National site.

Low-paid carers lobby against pay cut

Low-paid workers who care for some of north and east London’s most vulnerable people took part in a lobby for a fair deal over pay today

Article on the UNISON National site.

Community activists set out plans to tackle common problems

Low pay and attacks on terms and conditions following on from underfunding mean ‘a broken system held together by compassion and dedication of exploited workforce’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Community and voluntary services in the age of austerity: UNISON voices from the frontline

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Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls for outsourcing inquiry after new research

Research from the Smith Institute shows that low-paid workers bear the brunt of contracting-out as their pay and conditions get worse

Article on the UNISON National site.

Speak out on 18 October

Dave Prentis issues rallying call to make October demo the the biggest this country has ever seen

Article on the UNISON National site.

Pay public service workers more for a better economy

Union commissioned report challenges the fallacy of a race to the bottom, which drives down wages for all by playing the public and private sectors off against each other

Article on the UNISON National site.