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

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 general secretary Dave Prentis extended solidarity greetings to strikers at the National Gallery today, as PCS members there began the latest stage of their struggle against privatisation

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.