UNISON ‘deplores’ attack on FOI in letter to PM

UNISON is one of 140 organisations warning against plans to weaken the Freedom of Information Act

Honorary degree for UNISON’s Dave Prentis

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis today (Friday) received an honorary degree from the Open University, marking his “commitment to lifelong, life-changing learning” in public services. At the ceremony in London’s Barbican Centre, the citation for Dave Prentis honoured his belief in: “Education regardless of class, education regardless of geography, and education that changes lives.” Under […]

Prentis pays tribute to NI campaigners over NHS homes

Three-year campaign has helped keep many homes open in Northern Ireland, but threats remain as politicians ‘bicker’

Council cuts could mean more children in need let down

Billions of pounds of cuts mean that few councils can cope with demands from young people

Austerity is not the only way, Prentis tells Newcastle rally

This is our chance to create a new path that offers hope that offers opportunity to all, UNISON general secretary tells Corbyn rally in Newcastle

Dave Prentis cuts ribbon in front of resource centre, surrounded by members

General secretary opens UNISON shop in new Glasgow hospital

Let’s work together to make this new hospital a success,” general secretary Dave Prentis said as he opened a new UNISON shop in Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

UNISON sends solidarity greetings to National Gallery strikers

UNISON sent solidarity greetings to strikers at the National Gallery today, as they begin indefinite strike action in protest at privatisation plans. “UNISON stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow public service workers in dispute,” general secretary Dave Prentis said. “We send our greetings and solidarity from 1.3m public service workers and wish you well with your action.” […]

An attack we’ve seen off before

Trying to stop nurses, care workers, teaching assistants, hospital cleaners and town hall staff from paying their union subs directly from their wages is an attack we’ve defeated before and one which we will overcome again.

Attacks on unions are attacks on working people too, says UNISON

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis commens on government proposals to prevent people who work in the public sector from paying their union membership fees directly from their wages.

Prentis: redundancy cap will hit hundreds of thousands

“Proposed public-sector redundancy cap will affect hundreds of thousands of workers providing vital public services”, warns UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis

Chancellor’s letter on public sector cuts: UNISON responds

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis comments on Osborne’s letter to public sector workers asking them to find ways to save money.

6,000 job cuts at Centrica is a ‘major blow’ says UNISON

“The huge job cuts announcement at Centrica is a major blow for workers” said UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis.

Prentis urges ‘popular uprising’ in defence of the right to strike

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis last night called on the labour movement to defend the right to strike.

Government plans for unions are ‘a strikebreaker’s charter’

Government plans to restrict trade union rights are “a strikebreaker’s charter” which would undermine the basic civil rights of working people, general secretary Dave Prentis told the union’s national executive council (NEC) in London today.

Prentis to address meeting on resisting Trade Union Bill

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will be among the speakers at a public meeting tomorrow on resisting the Trade Union Bill