The entrance of the Supreme Court

Court decision shows Boris Johnson isn’t fit to be Prime Minister

Commenting on the Supreme Court ruling today (Tuesday) that the decision to suspend Parliament was unlawful, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “A man who thinks he’s above the law is a man not fit to be Prime Minister. “His blatant attempt to shut down democracy has failed. Now politicians can return to holding the […]

We need ‘unity and a focus on winning the upcoming election’, says UNISON

Dave Prentis calls for Labour to concentrate on beating Boris Johnson

Labour’s insourcing plans are a welcome first step, says UNISON

Commenting on the Labour Party’s plans to reverse the trend of public services being outsourced to private contractors and bring services back in-house, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This report is a welcome first step on the road to ending the scourge of public service privatisation. For the first time in 20 years we’re seeing positive signs […]

Blog: Why Labour should nationalise energy suppliers

ationalisation would create a “green army” working to decarbonise UK homes and businesses. Customer services and sales staff would have their time freed up to focus on helping consumers become more energy efficient which reduces consumption, bills and emissions. Renewable forms of energy like solar panels or converting homes to greener hydrogen boilers would become the norm among consumers.

‘Terrible news and the last thing public service workers need’

‘Only a united party can protect public services, jobs and disadvantaged communities,’ says Dave Prentis

UNISON reacts to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour Party Conference

Jeremy Corbyn delivered a speech that shows Labour is a radical government in waiting, ready to unite our communities

UNISON welcomes Labour’s radical, inspiring and achievable economic alternative

Working people need a Labour government and an end to Tory austerity rule.

Blog: Radicalism and ambition

I was pleased to hear John McDonnell note our fight against PFI last week in his speech to the TUC, but our party can and must go further still, by bringing all public services back in house, ending privatisation once and for all.

Labour government would bring back genuine national pay in education, says Angela Rayner MP

Speaking at UNISON’s annual national conference today (Friday) in Brighton, shadow secretary of state for education Angela Rayner MP said: “I became who I am today thanks to this union.  Because I wasn’t born in to the movement – I was made in it.  That is why I am so proud to be back here on the […]

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 […]

‘A defining speech, full of hope’, says UNISON

Commenting on the Leader’s speech to the Labour conference in Brighton, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today we heard a defining speech from Jeremy Corbyn, full of hope. “Labour is a government in waiting – and the next election can’t come soon enough.” Media contact: Liz Chinchen M: 07778 158175 E: media@unison.co.uk

Labour’s plan promises to transform workplace rights, says UNISON

Commenting on the Labour Party’s 20-point plan for the workplace, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Labour’s plan promises to transform employees’ rights. These proposals will change the lives of millions of working people for thebetter. “Ending the one per cent pay cap would make such a hugedifference to the lives of thousands of nurses, […]

Jon Ashworth, Shadow health secretary

UNISON responds to Labour’s pledge for NHS staff

Photo: Jon Ashworth, shadow health secretary. Photo: Jenny Harvey – @Jenksy Responding to Labour’s NHS election pledge, announced by shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth (Wednesday) in Liverpool – at UNISON’s annual health conference – UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “NHS staff give one hundred per cent day in, day out with many doing life-saving work. […]

A 'school' road sign against a wall

UNISON welcomes campaign day on selective schools

Union warns that Theresa May’s plans ‘risk most of our children being left behind in schools with fewer of the best teachers and potentially fewer resources’

Labour must now concentrate on winning back support, says UNISON

Commenting on Jeremy Corbyn’s speech to the Labour party conference in Liverpool today (Wednesday), UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “Today Jeremy talked about Labour getting ready for – and winning – the next election. After a largely wasted year for the party, that’s what the country needed to hear. “It was good to see […]