Blog: What this budget proved is that austerity is far from over

Our country deserves better than this. After eight years of letting down public services and our communities, we need a radical Labour government committed to fundamental change in our economy and our society. The Tories, as this budget showed, are capable of nothing more than meddling at the margins.

UNISON responds to funding for crisis mental health services

More must be done to make mental health services safer and kinder places to work

PFI abolition pledge doesn’t help public services with contracts

The Chancellor’s promise that there’ll be no more PFI contracts signed is welcome

Budget doesn’t end the austerity nightmare

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

Key council services need funding, Chancellor told

115 MPs sign UNISON letter to Philip Hammond

UNISON puts pressure on Treasury to increase universal credit work allowance

The government must reverse its cuts to universal credit so that workers are allowed to keep more of the money they earn every month, says UNISON today (Thursday). Millions of workers on the minimum wage will only see a fraction of any increase, says the union, unless their monthly work allowance goes up too. This […]

Blog: Hammond’s budget left public services gasping for air

The budget was another opportunity for Philip Hammond and Theresa May to show they had understood the anger caused by their government, and a nation’s fear of what impact their attacks are having on communities and future generations. It was an opportunity they didn’t deserve. It was an opportunity they squandered.

Budget leaves public services ‘gasping for air’

There’s no actual money on the table

Blog: Tax cuts for the rich have cost the country dear

Governments should not be afraid to make the case for higher taxes to pay for the investment in pay, services and infrastructure our country needs. A higher rate of income tax for those who can most afford it would be a sensible and rational start.

l-r: Babs Hennessy, Liverpool UNISON branch secretary, Joe Anderson, mayor of Liverpool; Dave Prentis, UNISON general secretary; Paula Barker, UNISON North West regional convenor (one pic only). credit: Christian Smith/ Liverpool City Council

UNISON welcomes Liverpool City Council commitments to fair pay

The council is backing UNISON’s campaigns on ending the public sector pay cap and promoting dignity in social care

Blog: The Chancellor’s budget choice is between decent services and lost services

The government must make the right choice, after so many years of making the wrong choices.

Higher wages for council employees would save the Treasury money, says UNISON

Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.

UNISON comments on RCN story on NHS pay

NHS employees as a whole are struggling to survive on just their basic pay.

UNISON comments on latest inflation figures

The government needs to take action in next week’s budget

Former Dynasty star highlights UNISON’s Pay Up Now! campaign

Giving public service workers a pat on the back isn’t going to put food on their table