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Sterilisation staff win pay rise after two-month dispute

Welsh health board offers increases of up to £1,900 a year after strike by staff paid less than colleagues working for neighbouring boards

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Derby school support staff continue action up to half term

UNISON video showcases support for six-month action from parents and teaching colleagues

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

NEC pays tribute to Eric Roberts

‘We should make Eric proud by continuing on in the union – let’s make and keep this the best union’

Article on the UNISON National site.

Government sets out who will be covered by 40% strike threshold

Threshold for ‘important public services’ takes effect on 1 March; political fund opt-in rules transition period starts on same day

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

‘United, we can win’ says Dave Prentis as he joins Derby picket

‘You are the union’ general secretary tells striking teaching assistants in Derby, battling imposed 25% pay cut

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Glasgow homelessness caseworkers’ strike ends in victory

The striking Glasgow homelessness caseworkers are celebrating victory today, after they voted by a clear majority to accept a new offer from the employer.

Article on the UNISON National site.

Blog: Proud to stand with the Sirona Care workers

This is completely unacceptable. Care workers should be able to focus on delivering compassionate care, and shouldn’t have to worry about losing pay or losing their jobs. Never mind pay cuts, they should be receiving far better pay for the vital work they do – and as vital workers who provide dignity and respect for our loved ones, the very least they deserve is dignity and respect in return from those who pay their wages.

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

UNISON declares victory in Bradford redundancy row

University of Bradford climbs down on redundancy numbers the week after four-day strike

Article on the UNISON National site.

AFG taking a big cut from funding it receives

UNISON releases figures as workers take a third day of action in fight against company cutting pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Domestics vote overwhelmingly for strike action to halt privatisation at the Princess Alexandra

Cleaners at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow have today (Friday) voted almost unanimously in favour of strike action against plans to outsource cleaning services. UNISON members voted 99% in favour of industrial action on an 84% turnout. The 220 staff that provide cleaning and domestic services warn that if jobs are transferred to the […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Birmingham City Council must stop burying its head in the sand, says UNISON

Hundreds of Birmingham care workers take strike action

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON sends solidarity greetings to National Gallery strikers

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis extended solidarity greetings to strikers at the National Gallery today, as PCS members there began the latest stage of their struggle against privatisation

Article, News on the UNISON Greater London site.

Blog: United Utilities workers are on strike to defend their right to a fair pension

These attacks are completely unwarranted. In the past five full financial years, United Utilities has earned £1.6 billion in profits, whilst over a billion was paid out in shareholder dividends over the same period. In 2016/17 their two most senior staff – CEO Steve Mogford and CFO Russ Holden – were paid more than £4 million between them.

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

Derby public backs striking school staff

76% of people who responded to survey about the strike back UNISON members defending their pay

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Schools to close as Durham teaching assistants take second two-day strike action

More than 100 primary schools across County Durham will be affected tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday as teaching assistants strike for a second time in a long-running dispute over cuts to their pay. School support staff plan to protest at dozens of picket lines across the county over the two days. This will mean the closure […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.