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Reckless decision prompts third round of strike action at NHS Trust 

The decision taken today (Wednesday) by the board of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust to push ahead with the outsourcing of hundreds of staff is reckless and foolhardly, says UNISON. Responding to the decision, staff at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust are taking five days of strike action, starting at 6am tomorrow (Thursday). […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Sunshine and showers – April’s highlights

April may have started with the Easter holidays but there was no rest for UNISON staff, activists and members. And there was only one issue on everyone’s mind – pay.

Article, Magazine on the UNISON National site.

Salford college urged to consult community on cuts

"When we see proposals to cut student support and counselling so that the college can buy more expensive IT equipment, we want to be able to voice another […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Members among Tunisian victims

UNISON is sad to confirm that three members were among the 38 people killed in the Tunisia terrorist attack

News on the UNISON National site.

Promoting credit unions and campaigning around high cost credit – branch guide

Advice for branches about how they can promote credit unions and campaign on high cost credit.

Media on the UNISON National site.

UNISON president tells Jarrow marchers – we can save the NHS

“We can save our NHS, but the time to act is now,” UNISON president Lucia McKeever told a rally in Nottingham during the People’s March for the NHS

Article on the UNISON National site.

Meat hygiene ballot – background

Yet our members in the agency work in some of the most awful working conditions in the country. Meat hygiene inspectors work covered in blood and faeces in order to protect the public and safeguard […]

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.

Taking the fair pay fight onto the streets

UNISON has hailed the local government strike as an overwhelming success, with more than one million public service workers on picket lines and at rallies in protest over their pay offer

Article on the UNISON National site.

Northern region gears up for #J10

Northern region UNISON members in local government and schools will be striking on 10 July against an offer which is derisory in the extreme

Article on the UNISON National site.

Thousands march in Liverpool against austerity

Thousands of protesters marched through Liverpool city centre on Saturday to demonstrate against government funding cuts in the region

Article on the UNISON National site.

Are low pay and high prices hitting you?

As part of the local government NJC 2014 pay campaign in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, UNISON is running a survey to check the impact of falling pay and rising prices

Article on the UNISON National site.

Last week for local government members to vote for strike action over pay

There is just one week left in the NJC strike ballot with the last chance to request ballot papers on 18 June at noon, and the ballot closing on Monday 23 June.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Union wins more pay for school support workers

Oasis Community Learning agrees to pay £250 to support staff earning £21,000 a year or less

Article on the UNISON National site.

Liverpool University singles out lowest-paid staff for further pay cuts

Beleaguered university staff forced to consider industrial action, says UNISON

Article on the UNISON National site.