March for the climate, justice and jobs in November

Dave Prentis urges members to march in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast ahead of UN climate change talks

700,000 joiners shows our strength, Prentis tells health conference

General secretary tells West Midlands activists: unions are as relevant today as they ever were – ‘when times are tough, we show our strength’

Ministers must admit how many on tax credits will lose out, says Dave Prentis

The government must come clean on the numbers of working people who will be worse off as a result its cuts to tax credits next year

UNISON secures employment tribunal win for careers advisers

UNISON has won a hard fought victory for workers in the careers service against Prospects Limited

Dave Prentis makes the case against trade union bill

UNISON general secretary tells Parliament that draconian proposals are ‘a major attack on workers’ rights in this country’ and ‘a negation of democracy’

Trade Union Bill is bad for democracy and for working people, says UNISON

Union says that the Bill is designed to ‘stop union reps from carrying out their duties’

General secretary Dave Prentis with members at the police and justice conference

Prentis condemns government hypocrisy on facility time

General secretary pledges resources to police and justice staff as he addresses conference

Government’s tax credit grab will hit 91,000 in Northern Ireland

Research from UNISON reveals the scale of the impact that the government’s plans on tax credits will have

UNISON comments on job cuts at Redcar steel plant

‘The government needs to take direct action’ on Redcar job cuts

‘There is an alternative to austerity’

UNISON general secretary uses Labour conference to call for an end to the cuts, privatisation and pay freezes that are ‘destroying lives’

Prentis visits Yorkshire to meets branches

Dave Prentis answered the requests of branches and employers to visit Yorkshire for a series of meetings this week

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