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.

The Brexit campaign is peddling utter nonsense on the NHS

In recent weeks, those who want us to leave Europe – the Tory headbangers, UKIP and friends – have been claiming that the NHS will get more money if we leave the EU. That’s utter nonsense. These are often the same politicians whose government has strangled the NHS of funds over the past six years, […]

3 key reasons why we’re recommending UNISON members vote to remain in Europe

We won’t be telling UNISON members how to vote, because that’s not how we operate. But we will be encouraging members to use their vote, and letting them know why we’re recommending a vote to remain.

Those with the most to lose in the EU referendum could be those who make all the difference

Young people, especially women, may feel disconnected from Europe but they have the most to lose if Britain Brexits. Parental leave, paid holiday, limits on excessive hours and the right to maternity pay are just some of the important benefits we receive from the EU which would be at risk if we left.

No-one should believe the NHS claims made by Brexit campaign says UNISON

Responding to the claim by senior members of the Brexit campaign that there would be more money for the NHS were the UK to leave Europe, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s nonsense to say there would be more money for the NHS were the UK to vote to leave Europe in June. “These […]

I will be voting to remain in Europe, and UNISON will be encouraging its 1.3million members to do the same

We will not be standing on the sidelines. We will be campaigning proudly for Britain to stay in the EU, and to rebuild it for the benefit of working people.

UNISON to campaign for the UK to stay in Europe

UNISON is to campaign for the UK to stay part of the European Union, and will be encouraging its 1.3 million members to vote remain on 23 June. The decision was taken today (Wednesday) at a meeting of the union’s governing NEC, and follows an extensive UK-wide consultation and survey across UNISON’s branches. The fear […]

TTIP: A threat to the food on your plate

UNISON and War on Want have launch a new film highlighting the threat to our food posed by the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Gloria Mills elected as ETUC women’s committee president

Union congratulates senior equalities officer on new role in European trade unionism