That was the year that was – the year in UNISON

As 2018 draws to a close we look back on a memorable year with the UK’s biggest union

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Wages, prices and bargaining

Money is getting tight – but what do the figures say about how much, or more accurately how little, our wages have kept pace with the costs we have to pay each week?

Public shows support for university workers facing pay cut

University of Leicester security workers’ petition attracts nearly 1,000 signatures in days – why not add your support?

A great October

UNISON members win in the courts and through industrial action

Bolton hospital staff strike today and tomorrow for NHS pay

‘I’ve never had to go on strike before, but we’re all standing together and I’m not scared’ – hospital domestic Andrea Lea

UNISON responds to CQC State of Care report

Much more needs to be done to improve the social care sector and restore the dignity that’s lacking

Bolton hospital workers vow to go ahead with strike next week

Outsourced ‘subco’ workers reject latest pay offer as still below NHS pay

Bolton hospital staff to stage 48-hour strike for pay parity

Strike by ‘subco’ staff will start on 11 October

Bolton members vote to strike over pay equality

Industrial action vote follows offer of 2% – well below Agenda for Change agreement – for workers transferred to NHS subco

Bolton hospital workers’ pay ballot opens

Voting papers dispatched today in vote over action on pay parity

Bolton hospital workers to ballot on action for pay parity

Wholly-owned subsidiary pays staff less than directly-employed workers after failing to implement NHS pay rise

Pay announcements are ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’, says UNISON

Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea says Treasury ‘should have come up with the money to fund all these pay promises’

Torus housing workers protesting with placards outside one of its offices

St Helens and Warrington housing members win 3.1% pay rise

Pay increase at north-west England housing group follows rejection of 2% offer and a ballot for industrial action

One million NHS staff across England to get a pay rise

Over a million hospital cleaners, nurses, security guards, physiotherapists, emergency call handlers, paramedics, midwives, radiographers and other NHS staff across England will now benefit from a three-year pay deal, say health unions today (Friday). Since March when the offer was first made, the 14 unions have been asking NHS staff whether they want to accept […]

Unions welcome Association of Colleges’ U-turn on pay talks

The University and College Union (UCU) and UNISON have today (Tuesday) welcomed a U-turn from the Association of Colleges (AoC) over pay talks for staff in further education. At the start of the month the AoC said that it would not discuss a pay claim for 2018/19 while UCU members were still in dispute at […]