Speaking up for tenants

National Housing Federation launches consultation on giving tenants and residents a greater say in housing matters

UNISON calls for overhaul of England’s private housing system

Plans for a new Housing Complaints Resolution Service welcomed

Liverpool signs up to UNISON’s End Violence at Work charter

City council becomes first to make union’s charter a key part of its commissioning process

Make your voice heard on social housing

UNISON is encouraging members to respond to the government’s consultation on social housing in England. A government green paper promises “a new deal for social housing” to make sure that tenants have access to safe, secure and decent homes, and are empowered to hold their landlords to account when things go wrong. Key proposals include: […]

Home ownership now little more than a pipe dream for public sector workers

Owning a home has become virtually impossible for many public sector workers across Britain, according to research published today (Sunday)

Have your say on private tenancies

The government is carrying out a consultation on proposals to ‘remove barriers’ to longer private-sector tenancies in England

Just how much public service workers are spending on rent

In most parts of the UK, the price of renting a home has risen steadily, while public sector salaries… well, they haven’t. Find out how much NHS porters, nurses, PCSOs and more are spending on rent

Torus housing workers protesting with placards outside one of its offices

St Helens and Warrington housing members win 3.1% pay rise

Pay increase at north-west England housing group follows rejection of 2% offer and a ballot for industrial action

Rental costs price public service staff out of housing, says UNISON

High rental costs mean many public service employees in England are spending more than a third of their wages on rent, according to research published by UNISON

John McLoughlin speaking to conference with executive behind him

UNISON calls for properly funded council housing

Meeting just three-days after Grenfell anniversary, conference calls for safe and affordable housing for all

Time to stop the violence plaguing workers in the community sector

MPs join UNISON members and employers at parliamentary launch of union’s Violence at Work charter

Khan-do attitude

As Sadiq Khan approaches the halfway point in his first term, Demetrios Matheou snatched a few minutes in the whirlwind schedule of the London Mayor

Behind the headlines, Magazine, UNISON people on the Magazine site.

Khan-do attitude

As Sadiq Khan approaches the halfway point in his first term, Demetrios Matheou snatched a few minutes in the whirlwind schedule of the London Mayor

Labour’s housing plans give millions priced out of housing real hope, says UNISON

Thursday 19 April 2018 For immediate release Commenting on Labour’s plans to build a million ‘genuinely affordable’ properties over 10 years, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “It’s great to see Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party taking the housing crisis so seriously. “A million genuinely affordable homes would be a good start to fixing our broken […]

‘It’s a disgrace that housing workers live in worse conditions than those they are trying to house’

Access to good, affordable social housing is key to family and social health, community service group conference hears