But voters should be wary of cynical pledges and gimmicks.
Plans to abolish ‘no-fault’ evictions are welcome, says union, but more needs to be done for private tenants
Investigation reveals that councils across England have sold public buildings and land to fund basic services and redundancy payments
This is a victory for all low-paid women working in the public sector
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 […]
The government needs to recognise the importance of the jobs council and school workers do
Local government workers are the lowest paid in the public sector. This pay rise is affordable and long overdue.
One in ten council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are paid below the living wage, according to an analysis from UNISON released today (Friday). Ahead of the Living Wage Foundation’s living wage week, UNISON is calling on the government to fund councils so they can become living wage employers. If it did, it […]
With parks and open spaces coming under increased threat due to cuts, readers reveal what’s happening in their areas
Strike action by Derby school support staff is to be suspended following a new offer from the city council, UNISON has announced today (Friday). UNISON will now recommend that its members across the city’s schools accept the offer. That offer will now be put to staff, and if they vote to accept the deal, the […]
School support staff in Derby are to take all out strike action for five days starting next Monday (27 February) as the latest talks with the city council fail to reach an agreement, says UNISON. Next week is on top of the two days of action taking place this week (today and tomorrow), during which […]