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

London Met members walk out again

Fresh action for 250 UNISON members at London Metropolitan University over continuing redundancy threats

Prentis urges London Met management to halt redundancies

UNISON general secretary sends message of support to members at London Metropolitan University who are are taking strike action in the latest round of their struggle against job cuts

Crazy new immigration rules could wreak chaos

Five years ago, the government took the short-sighted decision to cut the number of nursing training places. Now the NHS is paying a very high price. With too few nurses being trained in the UK, NHS trusts have been forced to recruit thousands from abroad. Quite apart from the devastating impact this has had on […]