Shantha David

UNISON opinion: Why could tribunal fees be on the way back?

UNISON beat the government in a landmark legal win in 2018, securing the scrapping of employment tribunal fees. So why is the government trying to bring them back?

Legal briefing: sexual harassment at work

UNISON’s legal team looks at current attempts, through the Worker Protection Bill, to strengthen legal safeguards against workplace harassment, including sexual harassment

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UNISON at 30 – celebrate good times, come on!

We take a quick look back at some of the highlights of our first three decades

UNISON secures £29m in personal injury settlements for members

The vast majority of these cases were work-related personal injury claims

A landmark year for our lawyers

UNISON’s in-house legal team has had a busy year, whether securing millions of pounds in personal injury claims, protecting pensions or defending strikers from intimidation

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Shantha David

Making legal history, every month

Shantha David is the first Black or Asian woman to head the legal services team of a trade union – not just the first at UNISON, but the first anywhere in the UK

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UNISON wins over £1.7m for members in a single month

Almost 200 victories in a month shows the value of the union’s personal injury legal assistance scheme, which is free to use, win or lose

Update on UNISON’s legal assistance

Access to UNISON’s legal assistance has reverted to the UNISONdirect service.

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Have you contracted COVID-19 at work? Let us know 

UNISON has launched a COVID-19 workplace exposure questionnaire in partnership with Thompsons solicitors

New ways for members to get legal help

During the COVID-19 crisis, UNISON has changed its processes to make it easier for members to get legal support at no extra cost, as part of their union membership

Whatever happened to the silly season?

August, usually a time of lazy days and holidays, the silly season and not much happening… but these are strange times and at UNISON, we’re always busy

A great October

UNISON members win in the courts and through industrial action

Getting hot, hot, hot – July at UNISON

Whilst UNISON enjoyed the sun and the World Cup as much as the next union, we also didn’t let them stop us working as hard as ever on behalf of our members. Here are just some of our highlights from July

Government owes workers millions one year on from employment tribunal win, says UNISON

Thousands of people treated unfairly at work have still not been refunded hundreds of pounds they paid out to take their employers to court, says UNISON today (Thursday). It is a year today since a landmark Supreme Court decision led to the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, following a successful legal case brought by UNISON. […]

UNISON’s legal team win top honour for employment tribunal fees court case

Judges commend Supreme Court victory as ‘a result that makes a real difference to a great many people’