We need “unity and a focus on winning the upcoming election”, says UNISON

Dave Prentis calls for Labour to concentrate on beating Boris Johnson

Labour’s proposed reforms “promise a sea change in the workplace”

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today (Tuesday) to the delegates gathered at the 151st Trades Union Congress in Brighton,UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “These reforms promise a sea change in the workplace, one that’s long overdue. “It’s become far too easy for unscrupulous bosses to treat their staff unfairly, safe in the knowledge their […]

End privatisation disgrace to protect public services

Privatisation failed in the 80s, again in the 90s and it’s still failing today

A no-deal Brexit would bring chaos to the NHS, warns UNISON

Health service could be brought to its knees without a deal

Government has at last acknowledged public services are at breaking point

But voters should be wary of cynical pledges and gimmicks.

Blog: This should send a chill down the spine of everyone who cares for democracy

The planned closure of Parliament, at a time of constitutional crisis, is the sort of manoeuvre more suited to a corrupt tin-pot dictatorship

No-deal will leave NHS gasping for breath

Commenting on the statement from the TUC and health unions on the threat posed to the NHS by a no-deal Brexit, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson is setting a timebomb for the NHS.”

Suspending Parliament smacks of dictatorship

The country must be asked for its view on Brexit

Government should heed report’s call and fund councils properly

Commenting on the report on council funding published today (Wednesday) by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Local councils are in a bad way and the blame lies solely at the government’s door. With funding in short supply, local authorities have had to cut back services substantially, […]

All-women shortlists must not be ‘meddled with’

Dave Prentis urges Jeremy Corbyn to protect female representation

Landmark UNISON case confirms minimum annual leave for all workers

Court of Appeal ruling has implications for hundreds of thousands of employees

Boris Johnson must prioritise pay for public sector workers, says UNISON

Dave Prentis writes to the Prime Minister calling for pay boost

Staff at Bradford Hospitals Trust strike over privatisation plans

Two-week action to oppose two-tier workforce

Come rain or shine, UNISON’s on the case

July might have meant the start of the summer holidays proper, but UNISON and our members are still on the case

Boris Johnson must now be held to account for his promises

Commenting on the result of the Conservative leadership election today (Tuesday) UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Boris Johnson has spent the past few months talking up a no-deal Brexit that would be catastrophic for public services. But after a decade of austerity, those services can’t afford the shock that crashing out of Europe without a deal […]