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’

Legal Eagles

Behind the scenes with our award-winning lawyers

Stress: helping branches help our members

The stress epidemic in public services is sadly an all-too-familiar story

How UNISON changed the law: the story behind our success

UNISON has won the most significant judicial intervention in the history of British employment law

When data wins in court

Sometimes data tells you an interesting story, sometimes it reveals hidden truths, and sometimes it wins you a four-year legal battle with the government

UNISON in Court of Appeal victory over employers who fail to consult unions

UNISON has won a landmark court victory today (Friday) that makes it much harder for employers to ignore staff when making major changes in the workplace. The Court of Appeal ruling means that for the first time employers will be obliged to consult with unions around any workplace issues that affect their members. Until now, […]

Winning with UNISON

‘You don’t have to accept something when an employer is in the wrong – you can challenge it and by standing together you can win’

UNISON support sees tribunal call for nurse to get her job back

Health board acted unfairly in dismissing nurse for short-term sickness absences when she was experiencing domestic abuse

Unfairly treated employees should not have to pay to seek justice, says UNISON

UNISON’s legal battle to give people at work the right to access justice – without having to pay expensive fees – when employers break the law goes to the Supreme Court today (Monday). The two-day hearing is the final stage of UNISON’s legal campaign against the introduction of employment tribunal fees, which began back in […]

Beating the Big C – cancer, and the council

For many people, working outdoors in the sun is a blessing. But for refuse loader David Lewis, living in the shadow of skin cancer, it became a curse

Legal changes will deny injured workers access to justice, says UNISON

Government plans to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims will deny many thousands of employees made ill or injured by their jobs every year the ability to take cases against negligent employers, says UNISON today (Friday). A consultation published by ministers seeks to increase the small claims limit for personal injury claims […]