Local authorities are not doing enough to protect workers’ rights globally, according to research published today (Monday) by UNISON. According to the report Ethical Procurement in UK Local Authorities, produced by People & Planet on behalf of UNISON, only eight of the 190 local authorities looked at had a standalone ethical procurement policy. The UK […]
Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.
Vulnerable older people are being denied regular showers and visits to the toilet because of cuts to social care budgets, a UNISON report has warned today (Friday). The Damage: Care in Crisis is based on a survey of more than 1,000 staff across the UK working in homecare, residential support and day services, and looking […]
Local government workers are experiencing unprecedented pressure and stress in the workplace – and government cuts are to blame, says a report from UNISON published today (Wednesday). The report – Under Pressure, Underfunded and Undervalued – is based on a survey of more than 2,000 local council staff, including teaching assistants, social workers, librarians and […]
Union hits out at plans for England contained in government’s police and crime bill
Head of local government will ask women across the union to contribute ideas on what should be discussed