NDC backs fight against making crime pay

UNISON national delegate conference supported calls to continue and build the campaign against the privatisation of probation services

NHS future top issue at the general election, as strike ballot looms

UNISON delegates spoke in defence of an NHS that is “under almost constant attack” from the Tory-led government while health members were told to expect to ballot on industrial action later this year

Sickness absence at record low, but at the expense of workers’ health

A survey has shown that sickness absence is at a record low. However UNISON claims this is at the expense of the health of its members

One million workers being ‘degraded’ by zero hours contracts

UNISON steps up its campaign to challenge the ‘insidious rise’ of zero hours contracts

Pay campaigns strike a real chord with young members

Worth It and the living wage campaigns remain key aspects of UNISON’s fight for fair pay

Fickle and dangerous cuts leave communities exposed

Environment Agency must have staff and resources to strengthen coastal defences and safeguard against future disasters

Public health risk as World Cup fever strikes

Public and workers ‘caught short’ by public toilet closures

UNISON announces ambitious new proposals to avoid large scale fracking and bring millions in from the cold

Fracking could be thing of the past if homes were properly insulated

Cuts in Social Services budgets laid bare in accounts of ‘Day in the life of social workers’

UNISON report into the difficulties facing social workers day to day

Unions invite health chiefs for meeting with NHS workers

NHS staff side trade unions have invited Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and NHS Employers Chief Executive Dean Royles to meet them and health workers to discuss the growing dispute over pay in the service.

UNISON responds to Queen’s Speech

The plans set out in the Queen’s Speech will do very little for working people or the unemployed after four years of devastating cuts that have led to a dramatic drop in living standards

UNISON victory over Weston General Hospital privatisation threat

News that the Weston General Hospital has today pulled back from the brink of privatisation has been greeted as a victory for common sense by UNISON.

Ofsted decision on in-house inspections does not go far enough

The decision to bring school and college inspections in-house is welcome as this is clearly the best model for an accountable and transparent inspection framework, but we are extremely disappointed that this will not apply to early years inspectors