UNISON wins legal pay out for 5,000 low-paid women in schools and nurseries in Greenwich

This is a victory for all low-paid women working in the public sector

Widening disability pay gap shows the struggle for equality is far from over

Assistant general secretary addresses disabled members’ conference

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%) […]

Staff with caring responsibilities need supporting at work, says UNISON

UNISON research shows parents and carers struggle to stay in work because of inflexible working conditions

Cuts to police and justice sector put communities at risk, says UNISON

Rising crime rates can no longer be ignored by the government.

UNISON and National Police Chiefs’ Council to tackle worrying levels of sexual harassment

This research finds levels of sexual harassment consistent with that reported in police forces internationally as well as other workplace surveys.

Northamptonshire County Council cuts will devastate lives, warns UNISON

The Council has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty for local residents and for staff.

Inferior university pension plans must not become the norm, says UNISON

New pension schemes will leave staff struggling to plan for retirement and significantly worse off in their old age

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON

Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]

UNISON urges government to scrap damaging NHS competition rules

Ministers should scrap the damaging competition rules that force the NHS to sell off its services to private firms.

UNISON reacts to latest A&E figures

Commenting on the latest statistics for A&E attendances and admissions for February, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The latest data shows just how punishing the winter months are proving for the NHS. Last month was the worst on record. Yet the figures don’t include the added difficulties staff faced when freezing conditions began […]

Damning NAO report ‘exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care’

Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils […]

Trust leads the way on high quality apprenticeships

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will today (Friday) become the first organisation in the country to sign up to UNISON’s apprenticeship charter. The charter ensures that apprenticeships deliver a positive outcome for both apprentices and employers. The charter commits the Trust to provide apprenticeships that are well-funded, high quality and that lead to a […]

‘If you want to be heard, speak in unison’

Assistant general secretary stresses the importance of unions

Social care scheme helps no-one, says UNISON

Care system is creaking at the seams