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Campaign urged against meat inspection deregulation

Debate also hears calls for work to improve pay, terms and conditions for members

Article 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.

Food Standard Agency strike to go ahead after employer refuses offer to try to settle dispute

A strike by workers employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) set down for next week will go ahead, after the FSA refused another offer by UNISON to try to settle the dispute through independent conciliation.

Article, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Food Standards Agency workers set to strike over pay

Meat inspectors, official veterinarians and support staff employed by the Food Standards Agency in England, Wales and Scotland are set to strike next week in a dispute over pay

Article on the UNISON National site.

Meat hygiene ballot – background

UNISON members in the Food Standards Agency are set to ballot for industrial action on pay in the coming weeks, after the employer forced a 0.75% pay rise on them earlier this year

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON urges members to lobby their MPs over new ‘gagging law’

New law threatens to gag charities, NGOs, blogs, think-tanks, trade unions and other campaigning organisations by severely restricting how much money they can spend on political campaigning in the year running up to a general election

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON issues supermarket challenge

Supermarkets must back UNISON campaign to keep meat hygiene inspectors and rigorous inspection at the heart of consumer protection

Article on the UNISON National site.

On strike for fair pay – FSA general public leaflet

Leaflet to give out to the general public explaining why our members are taking strike action.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Calling time on privatisation and outsourcing of public services

This briefing outlines UNISON’s key policy position on privatisation and outsourcing of public services. Why it is so damaging and the risks we should be aware of.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Consumers at risk from contaminated and diseased meat

The public could be at risk of eating contaminated and diseased meat because of failings at slaughterhouses, according to a survey of meat hygiene inspectors published today (Sunday) by UNISON. The findings – summarised in the report A Raw Deal – highlight concerns that contaminated and diseased meat could be cleared as fit for human […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

We must keep meat safe and hygienic

As Christmas approaches, UNISON is highlighting the importance of keeping the meat we eat hygienic by making sure slaughterhouses continue to be inspected by well-trained state-employed meat hygiene inspectors and official veterinarians

Article on the UNISON National site.

Factsheet 36 – The cost of Privatisation

All this is coming at a time when trusts are already making cuts to staff and services to find efficiency savings.

Media 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.

Warning issued over threat to meat inspections

Local government conference hears details of the threat to independent meat inspection as the government plans further deregulation

Article on the UNISON National site.

Food Standards Agency hold first four-hour strike

Today’s action was a shot across the bows that clearly shows the strength of feeling amongst our members in the FSA

Article on the UNISON National site.