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Vote in the European elections on 23 May

“Vote for candidates who will stand up for public services and defend our welfare state.”

Article on the UNISON National site.

European citizens to lobby MPs over right to remain in UK post-Brexit

Nurses, social workers and teaching assistants will be among EU citizens who will today (Monday) lobby MPs over their right to remain in the UK. The lobby is aimed at urging the government to guarantee immediately that these citizens will be able to stay post-Brexit. There are more than three million EU citizens living in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Gloria Mills elected as ETUC women’s committee president

Union congratulates senior equalities officer on new role in European trade unionism

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe

UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June. The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s governing NEC, and follows an extensive UK-wide consultation and survey across UNISON’s branches. The fear […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Blog: I dream in English – a German member’s thoughts on Brexit

‘Mostly, I speak and think and dream in English; you could say that I am English even in my sleep’

Blogs, Magazine, moving on the UNISON National site.

Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson guilty of ‘nauseating cynicism’ over the NHS

Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson are guilty of ‘nauseating cynicism’ in pretending to care about the NHS when they belong to a government that is to blame for ‘eye-watering’ public service cuts, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will warn later today. In a speech at the Our NHS: Safer IN rally at the TUC’s […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Voters in Wales should treat the Brexiters new-found faith in the NHS with extreme caution

The leave campaign’s loudest cheerleaders ­ Boris Johnson and Michael Gove ­ don’t even support a publicly-funded NHS. In the past they’ve backed introducing charges for patients and opening up more of the health service to private firms who will put profit ahead of patient care.

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

Why UNISON supports a vote to remain in the EU

On 23 June we will take part in a referendum that will determine whether or not the UK remains in or leaves the European Union. UNISON has held a branch consultation and concluded that to leave would put our employment rights, public services and the economy at significant risk. This is not to suggest that UNISON is an uncritical supporter […]

Article, UNISON voices on the UNISON Eastern site.

Blog: I dream in English – a German member’s thoughts on Brexit

‘Mostly, I speak and think and dream in English; you could say that I am English even in my sleep’

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Employment rights should be centre stage as Great Repeal Bill launched, says UNISON

Commenting on the publication of the Bill today (Thursday) that will see the transfer of European laws onto the the UK statute book, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The clock is ticking towards an uncertain future for anyone at work. Until now many of the laws that protect employees from unfair or unsafe treatment at the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

The Brexit campaign is peddling utter nonsense on the NHS

In recent weeks, those who want us to leave Europe – the Tory headbangers, UKIP and friends – have been claiming that the NHS will get more money if we leave the EU. That’s utter nonsense. These are often the same politicians whose government has strangled the NHS of funds over the past six years, […]

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

Those with the most to lose in the EU referendum could be those who make all the difference

Young people, especially women, may feel disconnected from Europe but they have the most to lose if Britain Brexits. Parental leave, paid holiday, limits on excessive hours and the right to maternity pay are just some of the important benefits we receive from the EU which would be at risk if we left.

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

No-one should believe the NHS claims made by Brexit campaign says UNISON

Responding to the claim by senior members of the Brexit campaign that there would be more money for the NHS were the UK to leave Europe, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s nonsense to say there would be more money for the NHS were the UK to vote to leave Europe in June. “These […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

I will be voting to remain in Europe, and UNISON will be encouraging its 1.3million members to do the same

We will not be standing on the sidelines. We will be campaigning proudly for Britain to stay in the EU, and to rebuild it for the benefit of working people.

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

MPs to discuss workers’ rights post-Brexit

UNISON backs private members’ bill and launches its new network for EU members

Article, News on the UNISON National site.