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. […]

Court of Appeal pay victory for Nottingham City Council employees

Nottingham City Council was wrong to deny several hundred of its employees the right to incremental pay increases with effect from April 2011, says a judgment handed down at the Court of Appeal. The local authority workers, backed by their union UNISON, successfully challenged the Council’s 2011 decision to stop them receiving pay rises as […]

Refunds for tribunal fees is welcome news

Responding to the government’s announcement that the first people eligible for employment tribunal fee refunds will be able to apply for them from today (Friday), UNISON head of legal services Adam Creme said: “The government is now making good on its promise to refund anyone who was unfairly charged to take their employers to court. “The […]

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, […]

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 […]

UNISON’s legal team wins prestigious employment law award

UNISON’s legal team has won the inaugural Solicitors Journal award for employment team of the year, against stiff competition

UNISON secures holiday pay ruling for workers

Thousands of workers will now be able to claim holiday pay previously denied them thanks to a successful ruling today (Monday) on a case brought by UNISON member Joe Lock. The decision means that from now on the amount that employees get paid for their holiday must be based on both their basic pay and […]