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Branch guide to securing in-house services

This guide covers Fending off procurement. When privatisation is under consideration How to cast doubt on privatisation How to rally support for in-house services

Media on the UNISON National site.

Crunch time for the NHS

Theatre nurse Eleanor Smith tells Labour: ‘We can still save the health service – but the time to act is now”

Article on the UNISON National site.

The organising steward

As a steward you are a vital link in the union chain and have an important role to play in organising members at local level

Event on the UNISON National site.

Introduction to equal pay

How effective organising can influence decisions before, during and after the formal procurement process

Event on the UNISON National site.

Approaches to tackling racism and discrimination

Helping identify the factors which prevent effective action being taken to tackle racism in the workplace

Event on the UNISON National site.

Private companies will hold government to ransom under proposed trade deal with US

A proposed trade deal between the EU and the US would allow private companies to hold the UK to ransom, unless a proposed clause allowing big business to sue the Government is scrapped

Article on the UNISON National site.

Finance minister announcement is regrettable

Press release: New finance minister Simon Hamilton says he seeks to create a new division to reform the public sector

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls on trust to clarify position

Union calls for clarification and for procurement process to be put on hold as George Eliot Hospital is ‘buddied’ with University Hospitals Birmingham

Article on the UNISON National site.

Prime Minister is wrong on PFI: UNISON

The Prime Minister is mistaken if he thinks the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) is the solution to public service reform, UNISON, the UK’s biggest union said today.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Public sector probation trusts to be ruled out of bidding for probation services

Union accuses the justice minister of deliberately dismantling the probation service

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON brands plans to privatise probation service as ‘dangerously misguided’

Plans will dismantle the probation service, which has been 105 years in the making, adds the union

Article on the UNISON National site.

UNISON calls on Welsh Government to tackle in-work poverty through the living wage

The Welsh government needs to make sure Wales is truly a living wage nation, says UNISON Cymru/ Wales following the release of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation report Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Wales today. UNISON is calling on the Welsh government to make sure that all staff it employs, whether directly or indirectly through procurement, are […]

Article, News on the UNISON Cymru/Wales site.

Local authorities must work to eradicate exploitation, says UNISON

Local authorities are not doing enough to protect workers’ rights globally, according to research published today (Monday) by UNISON. According to the report Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities, produced by People & Planet on behalf of UNISON, only eight of the 190 local authorities looked at had a standalone ethical procurement policy. The UK […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Our Services Our Say – and UNISON members at the sharp end

UNISON has always argued that public services must stay public unless there is an evidenced ‘public interest case’ to prove otherwise. So we welcome the Our Services Our Say campaign which puts the case forward about the fundamental importance of public services to society and communities.

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

Secret trade agreement ‘a battle between big business and everybody else’

‘Predatory’ US multinationals waiting to descend on Europe’s public services, Glasgow delegates told

Article on the UNISON National site.