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When bus services are axed, it can isolate communities

“We are living in isolation” – Michelle Wilkes describes the impact of bus service cuts on her community

Article on the UNISON National site.

Public money for public housing

Councils need support to rebuild their capacity to meet the country’s housing needs

Article on the UNISON National site.

Unions call for a 10% pay rise for local government workers

Commenting on the claim UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said: “Council staff have paid a heavy price during the years of […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Public sector pay cap is damaging recruitment and retention says report

A report for UNISON by the Smith Institute shows that the NHS and local councils across the UK are facing a growing staffing crisis as a result of the government’s imposed pay cap. The research was based on a survey of HR directors and managers in NHS trusts and local authorities, involving in-depth interviews concerning […]

News, Press release on the UNISON Eastern site.

Vital local services are collapsing say council staff in UNISON survey

Local government spending cuts have left councils across the UK unable to meet the needs of local communities and, in some cases, are putting the public at risk, says UNISON today (Monday). A survey, released to coincide with the union’s local government conference, reveals that eight in ten (79%) council workers have no confidence in […]

Article on the UNISON National site.

Government should heed report’s call and fund councils properly

Commenting on the report on council funding published today (Wednesday) by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Local councils are in a bad way and the blame lies solely at the government’s door. With funding in short supply, local authorities have had to cut back services substantially, […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Councils condemn trade union bill

Employers across the country join unions in condemning ‘unnecessary and petty’ legislation

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Local government workers can’t afford to live in the towns they serve

Housing is out of reach for public service workers, declares local government conference

News on the UNISON National site.

Lewisham Council commits to tackling abuses in global supply chains

Second local authority in the UK to be affiliated with Electronics Watch

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities. Research report.

This research report sets out how local authorities are failing to implement fair labour policies in their international procurement and what UNISON branches can do about it. Max order 5.

Media on the UNISON National site.