Labour plans will transform working lives of women

Commenting on Labour’s proposals to improve the workplace for women, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said today (Thursday): “Balancing work with caring for children or elderly parents and running a home can be a struggle for many women. “Good employers know that paying women fairly, offering them generous maternity leave and pay packages, along with flexible […]

NHS workers to strike at three hospitals over privatisation plans

Facilities staff at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals in Berkshire, and at Frimley Park in Surrey have announced dates for strike action, in an escalation of their campaign to stay in the NHS. Their employer Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) plans to privatise up to 1,000 NHS cleaners, caterers, porters, security and estates staff […]

Disabled staff need more workplace support and fairer pay, says UNISON

Closing disabilty gap is key priority for union

Four Seasons sale failure shows why ministers must act on social care, says UNISON

Vulnerable people and care workforce should not face uncertainty

Ministers must act now to stop social care crisis getting even worse

Lords report urges spending boost

Health staff are suffering serious sexual harassment at work

Survey reveals sexual harassment in the NHS.

Four Seasons difficulties show care sector is in need of urgent reform

Commenting on the announcement today (Tuesday) that two of the holding companies behind care firm Four Seasons have gone into administration, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The company has been teetering on the brink for some time. While today’s announcement won’t immediately affect jobs or the running of care homes, it should act as an […]

Low-paid mothers are being unfairly hit by changes to child benefit, says UNISON

Changes made by the government since 2010 have hit hard-pressed families

Public service workers deserve better than poverty wages, says UNISON

Living Wage Foundation data shows extent of low wages

Assistant general secretary hails the difference UNISON makes

Addressing women’s conference, Christina McAnea says she wants to ensure the union continues to create such a legacy

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

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

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