Come rain or shine, UNISON’s on the case

July might have meant the start of the summer holidays proper, but UNISON and our members are still on the case

MPs call for multi-billion pound education cash boost

Union welcomes Commons select committee report revealing ‘the true scale of the funding cuts to schools and colleges’

‘Your days are numbered,’ Dave Prentis tells Tories in Durham speech

‘There is an alternative‘ says general secretary as he lambasts austerity and calls for properly funded public services

Rebuild our communities and end violence

UNISON conference hears stories of violence and aggression including teaching assistants having to wear stab vests

The government needs to ‘sling their hook’

Local government delegates agree it’s essential to get rid of the Conservative government in order to save our services

Love your library? Tell us about it

UNISON survey of library workers will look at the effects of austerity cuts on the service

Cuts increase risk to public in England and Wales

UNISON report shows how austerity is damaging the environmental health service provided by councils

New report shows devastating impact of council cuts

Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments

Austerity is still very real for local services, says UNISON

  Commenting on the publication of the government’s local government finance settlement for 2019/20, UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said: “This is another £1bn dose of austerity for councils that will lead to yet more cuts to local services. “In five years over £6bn has been slashed from central government funding for councils. […]

Axing millions from youth work puts futures at risk, says UNISON

£13.3m gone from youth services in just three years

Budget doesn’t end the austerity nightmare

Years of wrecking ball austerity have left local services in a perilous state

Council workers pawning belongings to make ends meet, says UNISON

It’s shocking that so many people in jobs are still struggling financially and living in poverty.

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 […]

UNISON steps up for public services

Dave Prentis: ‘It’s time for an end to austerity; an end to cuts; an end to Tory cruelty’

Demonstrators tell government to properly fund the NHS

Thousands march in London, with other local demonstrations taking place around the country to highlight the crisis in the health service