EU citizens: UNISON returns to Parliament to defend members

Union backing new lobby for the ‘right to remain’ for EU citizens in the UK

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: These negotiations will define the future of our country for generations

There is a great deal on the line, and these negotiations will define the future of our country for generations. Yet we still know far too little about what the government’s red lines are – and whether ministers plan on selling the British people down the river.

Blog: I dream in English – a German member’s thoughts on Brexit

‘Mostly, I speak and think and dream in English; you could say that I am English even in my sleep’

European citizens to lobby MPs over right to remain in UK post-Brexit

Nurses, social workers and teaching assistants will be among EU citizens who will today (Monday) lobby MPs over their right to remain in the UK. The lobby is aimed at urging the government to guarantee immediately that these citizens will be able to stay post-Brexit. There are more than three million EU citizens living in […]

No mention of equality in Brexit white paper is “shocking and shameful”

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis has described the government’s failure to mention equalities in the Brexit white paper as shocking and shameful at its annual women’s conference today (Thursday). Around 750 delegates are debating a range of equalities motions involving women in work at the event. Addressing the conference, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: […]

Blog: Brexit negotiations need clarity, honesty and openness

No-one voted to leave the EU to weaken their rights at work. Few want to tear apart the families of those who have made their lives here. And everyone would, I hope, want to see a thriving British economy with well-funded public services in the years ahead.

We must fight to defend our rights at work outside of Europe – starting today

Before the EU referendum in June, our union and countless others warned of the consequences of leaving the EU. For UNISON members, the EU secures rights at work and at home that protect individual workers from some of the worst excesses of the worst employers. For UNISON as a union, EU legislation makes it easier […]

MPs to discuss workers’ rights post-Brexit

UNISON backs private members’ bill and launches its new network for EU members

‘We can fight together for a more social Europe’

EPSU general secretary tells local government conference that Brexit would not ‘cure what is wrong in the EU, in the UK or elsewhere’

Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson guilty of ‘nauseating cynicism’ over the NHS

Brexiteers Michael Gove and Boris Johnson are guilty of ‘nauseating cynicism’ in pretending to care about the NHS when they belong to a government that is to blame for ‘eye-watering’ public service cuts, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will warn later today. In a speech at the Our NHS: Safer IN rally at the TUC’s […]

23 June: five key questions on the EU referendum

When you’re considering how to vote in the EU referendum later this month, here are five key points to have in mind

Beware the NHS myths from Gove and the Brexit Bunch

As the economy stutters, more people lose their jobs, tax receipts fall and services are cut, do you trust Michael Gove and Boris Johnson to defend our health service and fund it properly?

UNISON’s referendum campaign reaches new heights

‘Don’t risk our NHS, vote to remain in the EU’ urges giant banner at UNISON Centre

Voters in Wales should treat the Brexiters new-found faith in the NHS with extreme caution

The leave campaign’s loudest cheerleaders ­ Boris Johnson and Michael Gove ­ don’t even support a publicly-funded NHS. In the past they’ve backed introducing charges for patients and opening up more of the health service to private firms who will put profit ahead of patient care.