Shifting the balance of power

Devolution is finally reaching the English regions – on 4 May, voters get to elect the first batch of ‘metro mayors’

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A fairer national minimum wage remains an ‘urgent need’

UNISON reasserts the ‘ultimate goal’ for UK minimum wage policy, in its submission to the Low Pay Commission

UNISON Northern Ireland wins battle over salary payments

Union calls off strike ballot, for now, after health minister halts damaging move to monthly payments for health workers

Corbyn vows to scrap Trade Union Act when in government

‘Trade unions are a force for good and a force for equality in our society’, Labour leader tells conference

Government attack on public service pay ‘a disgrace’

UNISON members continue the fight for fair pay and the real living wage

Further education workers demand a decent pay rise

Joint unions submit claim for £1 an hour pay rise and the living wage as a minimum in England

Liverpool John Moores University agrees to pay living wage

John Moores joins ‘growing number’ of universities gaining accreditation as living wage employers

Living wage in the water industry

Even on the proper living wage, it would take nearly 130 years for the lowest paid employees in the water industry to earn the same as the highest paid director in the sector does in 12 months, according to new research published by UNISON today (Wednesday). This analysis of pay at the UK’s 19 water […]

Making Waves for the Living Wage – the tide is turning in our favour

Today we’re launching a new campaign – “Making Waves for the Living Wage” calling on all UK the water industry to sign up as accredited Living Wage employers with the Living Wage Foundation.

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UNISON congratulates Merthyr Tydfil council’s wage rise decision

Labour council raises pay for lowest-paid staff to £8.39 per hour

EDF living wage commitment welcome, says UNISON

Commenting on EDF Energy’s announcement today (Thursday) that the company has become a living wage employer, UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “This is good news for all those staff, contractors and suppliers who will benefit from being paid the living wage. “It shows that companies can pay decent wages and remain competitive and puts […]