UNISON lawyer wins major human rights award

Shantha David named Liberty’s lawyer of the year for leading the fight against employment tribunal fees

Legal Eagles

Behind the scenes with our award-winning lawyers

UNISON calls for swift deal on Brexit transition

General secretary stresses that British workers must not be expected to pay for Brexit as they have with the financial crisis

How UNISON changed the law: the story behind our success

UNISON has won the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law

When data wins in court

Sometimes data tells you an interesting story, sometimes it reveals hidden truths, and sometimes it wins you a four-year legal battle with the government

UNISON in Court of Appeal victory over employers who fail to consult unions

UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Friday) that makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace. The Court of Appeal ruling means that for the first time employers will be obliged to consult with unions around any workplace issues that affect their members. Until now, […]

UNISON legal victory sees employment tribunal fees scrapped

Anyone who has been treated illegally or unfairly at work will no longer have to pay to take their employers to court – as a direct result of UNISON’s legal challenge

‘Our Brexit brings the country together’, UNISON members told

National delegates debate a raft of motions on the risks posed by the Brexit negotiations

Employment rights should be centre stage as Great Repeal Bill launched, says UNISON

Commenting on the publication of the Bill today (Thursday) that will see the transfer of European laws onto the the UK statute book, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The clock is ticking towards an uncertain future for anyone at work. Until now many of the laws that protect employees from unfair or unsafe treatment at the […]

Blog: Heart unions and celebrate our victories past and future

Let’s celebrate unions; let’s celebrate UNISON; let’s celebrate the victories of the past, and those that are yet to come

Agency workers and others – MPs want to hear from you

Have your say as Commons committee calls for public contributions to its inquiry into ‘the future world of work and workers’ rights’

Right to paid holidays and parental leave under threat after Brexit, says UNISON

UNISON is backing a campaign launched today (Wednesday) to prevent employment rights enjoyed by millions from being scrapped after Brexit. The union is supporting a new bill that aims to ensure protection for employees that has been introduced by the European Union (EU) – and enshrined in British law­ – is not watered down once […]

Brexit cannot be an excuse to trash our rights at work

Workplace rights was at the heart of UNISON’s campaign to keep Britain in the EU. We may have lost that argument, but our concerns remain. Before the referendum UNISON members told us that rights at work were their top priority – and in the aftermath, preserving those rights has been one of our top priorities.

UNISON urges greater ambition in defending workers’ rights

Congress hears call to step up the fight in defence of union and workers’ rights during Brexit

Finding a way through Brexit

As the UK wonders what happens next in a post-Brexit world, UNISON is acting now