Mother and baby

Survey reveals impact on families of low maternity pay

Statutory maternity pay, at 47% of the national living wage and 37% of women’s median incomes, is forcing new mothers back to work early or into debt

Swelling bankers’ pay packets won’t help people struggling with bills

Ministers should be helping the millions struggling with rising bills, not allowing their wealthy pals to feather their nests further

PM’s policy wheezes are last desperate roll of the dice from a government on borrowed time

Christina McAnea tells Rishi Sunak to call an election and let the people elect a government that can put right the many wrongs of the past decade

Get support with your energy bills

The vice chair of There for You’s board, Debi Potter, explains the upcoming phase of the Energy Support Fund

hand holding steering wheel of car

Workers speak out about mileage rates

“We have not had an increase in our mileage costs for twelve years, yet the fuel prices have vastly been inflated”

Through the roof

The rapid rise of rent is putting low-paid UNISON members at risk of destitution.

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Out-of-date mileage rates are driving workers into poverty

Research shows that the ‘mileage gap’ is costing NHS, social care, police and local government employees up to £6,000 a year. Janey Starling reports

Behind the headlines, UNISON people on the Magazine site.
UNISON NDC Conference 2023

Conference continues debate on the cost of living

Three motions on the issue were debated on Friday morning – including the effect on Black workers and renters

Glen Williams speaking at 2023 LG conference

Time to fight for a fair pay rise

Local government conference opens in Liverpool with a refusal ‘to be made poorer by this government’

The Future We Want

Labour’s deputy leader, UNISON’s general secretary and a leading UNISON activist – three very influential women – discuss the politics needed to bring about change

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

UNISON calls for tougher taxes on energy profits

While workers are struggling to pay their energy costs, BP has announced profits of £4 billion in the first three months of this year

Bank’s chief economist is “living on another planet”

Denying staff a pay rise won’t help the economy

Pay pay pay

Protecting and increasing pay is vital to UNISON. We organise, we act, we win. But the work never stops. Get involved and let’s win together.

Magazine, UNISON on film on the Magazine site.
Christina McAnea on a picket line in Sheffield, with ambulance strikers, addressing the media

Blog: Money for everything, everywhere, just not your pay rise

Today’s budget found the cash to offer tax cuts to big businesses and the highest earners – but nothing for public service pay, again

Unison General Secretary, Christina McAnea, visits picket lines at Ambulance stations across Yorkshire, in support of striking Ambulance and support crews. Photo shows the Longley Ambulance Station, Sheffield.

Blog: Which version of the UK will Jeremy Hunt choose to back?

We’ll be watching closely, and we’ll be ready to take action if the chancellor fails to fix the crisis in pay packets and public services