Birmingham care workers celebrate momentous victory

Long-running strike looks to be over

Solidarity from Southport for striking care workers

UNISON community conference and seminar sends message of support to Alternative Futures members striking this weekend

We felt the love in February

February is the month of romance, what with Valentine’s Day and Heart UNISON week – and UNISON members were definitely feeling the love during the last 28 days.

Government’s care recruitment drive is ‘putting the cart before the horse’

It makes no sense to go all out on a recruitment drive

That was the year that was – the year in UNISON

As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a memorable year with the UK’s biggest union

Fighting against low pay ‘at the heart of UNISON’s agenda’

Assistant general secretary tells LGBT delegates of the challenges facing the union in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’

UNISON comments on health think-tank joint briefing into staffing shortfall in the NHS

Instead of investing in staffing, ministers introduced restrictive immigration policies and cut training budgets, all of which end up costing the NHS more than necessary in the long term

Vulnerable people suffering because care workers are pushed to the limit, says UNISON

Care staff are often too overworked to have time to take elderly people to the toilet, give them a wash or console those in distress, according to a report published today (Friday) by UNISON. The report, Care in Need, highlights that the crisis in England’s care system is escalating, with more than a quarter (28%) […]

Plymouth City Council signs UNISON’s ethical care charter

Plymouth City Council will become the latest local authority to sign up to UNISON’s ethical care charter today (Monday). Council leaders will join UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis to formally sign the charter. The charter commits the Council to continue working with the city’s care companies to help them end zero-hours and reflect travel time […]

UNISON responds to CQC State of Care report

Much more needs to be done to improve the social care sector and restore the dignity that’s lacking

North west council becomes latest to sign up to ethical care

A big change for homecare workers in Knowsley

It’s time to value our care workers

Birmingham care workers are on strike because the council thinks they’re an easy target for cuts

Prentis tells Birmingham care strikers ‘we will win’

Birmingham council wants to cut the hours – and pay – of its enablement team that works to help vulnerable people stay in their homes

The entrance of the Supreme Court

UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case

‘We believe the Court of Appeal got this decision completely wrong and will do everything we can to reverse it’

Birmingham City Council cuts care workers’ hours at the expense of local people

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has today (Tuesday) joined striking care workers on the picket line in Birmingham. More than 250 care workers are taking strike action in response to the City Council’s plans to dramatically cut their working hours, resulting in a significant loss of income, says UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: […]