National insurance increase will rob public sector workers

UNISON is today (Tuesday) warning George Osborne that scrapping tax rebates on pensions will leave more than five million public sector workers worse off. The rise in National Insurance (NI) payments will hit pay packets in April 2016. This is when the current 1.4 per cent rebate for employees and 3.4 per cent for employers […]

Labour must stop knocking seven bells out of one another, says UNISON’s Dave Prentis

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis points out: “The spending review is just three days away”

Standing with our LGBT members

From criminalisation to celebration, it’s quite a journey – and there’s still a long way to go

UNISON supports industrial action by junior doctors

UNISON is backing strike action announced today (Thursday) by junior doctors who oppose changes to their contracts being proposed by the government. It follows a ballot of more than 37,000 junior medics represented by the British Medical Association (BMA). They have voted unanimously in favour of three days of action in England next month. UNISON […]

‘Our hearts go out to Paris’: message to French unions

“We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers,” says message to French unions

Prentis urges LGBT delegates to continue fight against TU Bill

General secretary highlights ‘vicious, vindictive’ nature of government attack on unions, as he addresses LGBT conference

We’ll support the police staff who keep our homes safe

Experience after experience has shown that privatisation is a false economy

Ending check-off would make absolutely no sense

Ending union members’ right to have their subs deducted from wages would be disruptive, centralist and make absolutely no sense

More than 500 UNISON members working in public services heading to Westminster for mass lobby

UNISON members working in public services will make more than half of the 1,000 strong group of workers travelling from across the UK to lobby their MPs today (Monday) at a mass lobby against the trade union bill in Westminster. Speaking at a rally outside the houses of parliament, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis will […]

Tricks but no treats

Join us on Monday to stop this nightmare that is the Trade Union Bill

London members mark Black History Month

Tackling racism ‘is one of our most urgent tasks – we cannot let it slide off our agenda,’ general secretary tells London celebration

Lords tax credits vote is an important first step

The vote on tax credits is a tremendous win for ordinary people struggling to get by on low pay – but it’s only a beginning

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