‘Think again’ UNISON tells North East health trust over subco plans

Packed Teesside meeting highlights health staff’s anger and worry of plans to hand them over to a private company

‘You don’t achieve anything in the movement by yourself’

UNISON’s new president Gordon McKay talks about his ambitions for his year in office

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’

Our Health Heroes

Last night the winners of the inaugural Our Health Heroes were announced at a glamorous event in London

UNISON working ‘tirelessly’ for teaching assistants

The union is fighting to protect the pay of thousands of its teaching assistant members around the UK

Setting up shop

A new kind of UNISON office is adding an extra dimension to the union’s organising

Come along to the NHS election rally in Leeds

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis will be speaking at a special NHS election rally tomorrow (Thursday) night in Leeds

New deal for low-paid staff at Newcastle University

More than 400 people will receive a pay rise, the majority part-time female staff

Redcar racecourse voter registration reminder

UNISON joined Redcar racecourse recently to get the message out about the importance of registering to vote before the 20 April deadline

Union welcomes living wage move in South Tyneside

Council’s move to phase in the living wage an ‘historic day’ for UNISON, says local branch

NHS staff: Why we are striking on Monday

UNISON health members in England are taking five days of action for fair pay next week – starting first thing on Monday morning – and will be joined by colleagues in other unions including midwives

Two weeks to go until ‘Britain needs a pay rise’ march and rally

‘Make sure you come along, show your support and make a difference’

LGA urged to reconsider on pay proposals

UNISON calls for NJC employers to rethink and come forward with a pay offer which ‘begins to tackle the hardship facing all of our members’ in local government and schools (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)

NHS England action set for 13 October

‘Five days for fair pay’ starts with a four-hour strike on Monday 13 October, followed by four days of action short of a strike for the rest of the week

TUC warned about zero hours contracts and the Immigration Bill

Delegates told about the “dirty secret” of the employment figures and why the Immigration Bill is a “disgraceful and cynical piece of legislation”