Public services have been put through the wringer thanks to austerity, but despite everything we’ve had thrown as us, we are still standing. Still defending rights at work. Still fighting for better pay and better conditions. We won’t be chased out of our workplaces and we won’t step back for the fights to come.
Local government conference vows to fight to protect facility time
Brighton delegates told: ‘They want to make us an endangered species. But if they push us, we push back.’
New DOCAS agreements have to be in place from 10 March 2018 to ensure a “reasonable fee” is paid to public sector employers who deduct union subs directly from members’ wages
UNISON president Eric Roberts tells TUC unions must make the case for a system which gets better outcomes for union members and employers
UNISON members across the UK played a part in protecting their trade union rights
This is a bad bill but without the labour movement pushing back with passion and vigour, it could have been much worse.
Ministers have backed away from an outright ban on facility time across the UK’s public services
Peers vote for three key changes to the government’s damaging trade union reforms
Facility time, overwork and workplace stress among the big themes as unions engage with employers
Cymru/Wales local government employers defend facility time, check-off and union rights for council workers
Get involved in our campaign to drop the trade union bill
MPs from all parties condemn the ‘most significant, sustained and partisan attack’ on workers’ rights in 30 years
As a part of continuing efforts to help branches and regions fight facility time cuts – and cope following a cut – UNISON has produced a revised guide and factsheet
Cutbacks in facility time for local government are leaving activists feeling like they are “conducting covert ops” when they represent members who work for another employer, conference heard