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Attacks on unions are attacks on working people too, says UNISON

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis commens on government proposals to prevent people who work in the public sector from paying their union membership fees directly from their wages.

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Attacks on unions are attacks on working people too, says UNISON

Attacks on unions are attacks on working people too, says UNISON Commenting on government proposals to prevent people who work in the public sector from paying their union membership fees directly from their wages, UNISON Eastern Regional Secretary Glyn Hawker said: “This latest malicious manoeuvre from ministers shows how far they are prepared to go […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

DOCAS and facility time changes brought forward

New DOCAS agreements have to be in place from 10 March 2018 to ensure a “reasonable fee” is paid to public sector employers who deduct union subs directly from members’ wages

Article on the UNISON National site.

An attack we’ve seen off before

Trying to stop nurses, care workers, teaching assistants, hospital cleaners and town hall staff from paying their union subs directly from their wages is an attack we’ve defeated before and one which we will overcome again.

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

National Probation Service members to switch subs payment to direct debit

As part of the Tory’s attacks on trade union organisation the Ministry of Justice has decided to stop UNISON members in the National Probation Service (NPS) from paying their monthly membership subscriptions from their salaries. UNISON is advising NPS members to set up payment by direct debit as soon as possible to ensure they remain fully […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

As we condemn the Trade Union Bill we shouldn’t overlook what our campaigning has achieved

This is a bad bill but without the labour movement pushing back with passion and vigour, it could have been much worse.

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

Government withdraws plan to stop check-off for subs payment

‘Now at least UNISON can concentrate on campaigning to protect public sector employees at work and the services they deliver’

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

A significant victory for our union and our movement

This is a change that wasn’t in the interest of public service workers, employers or those who rely upon the services they provide. I’m glad that the government have seen sense at this late stage.

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

UNISON welcomes government change of heart over check-off

Dave Prentis comments on the announcement in the Lords that the government is no longer to stop unions from collecting members’ subs via their pay packets

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Ending check-off would make absolutely no sense

Ending union members’ right to have their subs deducted from wages would be disruptive, centralist and make absolutely no sense

General secretary's blog on the UNISON National site.

‘Scrub the TU Bill’

East Midlands women speak out against unnecessary change in law ‘that can only harm relations between employers and workers’

Article on the UNISON National site.

Trade Union Bill – where are we now?

The Trade Union Bill is now making its way through the House of Lords. As a result of the lobbying of peers a large number of amendments have been put forward for debate. As well as support from Labour peers a large number of Conservatives have also expressed their opposition to parts of the Bill, […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.