Council workers pawning belongings to make ends meet, says UNISON

It’s shocking that so many people in jobs are still struggling financially and living in poverty.

Unions call for a long overdue pay rise for hard-pressed council employees

Three unions representing more than 1.6 million local government employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (Wednesday) submitted a pay claim that attempts to narrow the growing gap between declining wages and the rising cost of living. The claim for the year from next April seeks to move the […]

Local government pay offer consultation to begin in January

UNISON local government members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to be consulted in new year on employer’s final offer

UNISON general secretary salutes members ahead of Rhondda lobby

Local government workers protest over slashed car allowance

Banging the drum over pay

This year Glasgow’s homelessness caseworkers decided to go on strike. This is their story

School dinner ladies win a living wage

Hundreds of the lowest-paid workers in school kitchens across the north London borough of Camden will be paid a living wage, following a UNISON-led campaign

Additional NJC pay claim submitted

Claim for living wage and associated flat-rate pay rise follows special local government conference decision

Merthyr Tydfil council bypasses unions and asks staff to agree to pay cuts

UNISON has responded angrily to Merthyr council’s decision to bypass the trade unions and contact staff directly regarding cuts to terms and conditions

Taking care in Westminster

UNISON to the fore as Lords debate working conditions in the care sector

Camden Council adopts Ethical Care Charter

Latest local authority to adopt charter will help people in the borough who receive homecare services as well as the 860 strong home care workforce

Local Government members vote to accept pay offer

Members of all three local government unions have voted to accept a pay offer put forward by the Local Government Association

New local government pay proposal explained

A new leaflet outlines what the Local Government Association’s latest pay proposal means for members

Act now for fair pay for homecare workers

Get your MP to sign the early day motion calling for action to pay homecare workers properly, including for travel time

Have your say – local government members urged

UNISON reminds local government and school members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to vote in the consultation from tomorrow on the revised NJC pay proposals and that they face a clear choice

UNISON oppose Merthyr council plans to cut staff terms and conditions

UNISON is strongly opposed Merthyr county council plans to dismiss and re-engage the council workforce on inferior terms and conditions